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Charlie Parker session details

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February 11, 1949 (20 items; TT = 111:42)
Carnegie Hall, New York NY
Private recording (Tape) (B-)
Show chatter

Charlie Parker (as); Theodore "Fats" Navarro (tpt); Tommy Turk (tb); Sonny Criss (as); Flip Phillips [Joseph Filipelli] (ts); Coleman Hawkins (ts); Hank Jones (p); Ray Brown (b); Shelly Manne (d); Ella Fitzgerald (voc); Mario Bauza (tpt); Frank "Paquito" Davilla (tpt); Bob Woodlen (tpt); Gene Johnson (as); Fred Skerritt (as); Jose Madera (ts); Leslie Johnakins (bs); Rene Hernandez (p); Roberto Rodriguez (b); Jose Mangual (bgo); Luis Miranda (cga); Umbaldo Nieto (timbales); Frank "Machito" Grillo (maracas); Norman Granz (ann)

1 Introduction (Norman Granz) 1:15
2 Leap Here (N. Cole) 11:26
3 Indiana (J.F. Hanley-B. McDonald) 11:19
4 Lover Come Back to Me (S. Romberg-O. Hammerstein) 15:35
5 Cherokee (incomplete) (R. Noble) 3:54

Criss solo and closing theme only
6 Introduction 0:13
7 Perdido (J. Tizol) 13:04

Solos: Phillips (0:46-3:12); Turk (3:15-5:00); Criss (5:02-8:44); Navarro (8:45-11:08); Fitzgerald (11:09-12:31)
8 Introduction (Norman Granz) 0:15
9 How High the Moon (N. Hamilton-M. Lewis) 7:04

Solos: Navarro (0:36-1:10); Phillips (1:11-3:15); Turk (3:15-4:18); Criss (4:19-6:10)
10 Introduction (Norman Granz) 0:11
11 Rifftide (T. Monk) 5:09

Parker out
12 Sophisticated Lady (D. Ellington-I. Mills-M. Parish) 4:30

Parker out
13 The Things We Did Last Summer (S. Cahn-J. Styne) 3:39

Parker out
14 Stuffy (C. Hawkins) 10:17

Parker out
15 Introduction (Norman Granz) 0:05
16 I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (I. Berlin) 2:37

Parker out; Ella Fitzgerald and Trio
17 No Noise (E. Bartee) 6:44

Machito and His Afro-Cubans; solos by Phillips and Parker
18 Mango Mangue (G. Valdez-M. Sunshine) 3:23

Machito and His Afro-Cubans; solo by Parker
19 Tanga (G. Valdez) 6:17

Machito and His Afro-Cubans; solo by Phillips (Parker out)
20 No, No, Yes, Yes (F. Grillo) 4:45

Machito and His Afro-Cubans with unknown vocalist


1 Introduction (Norman Granz)
CD: Fantasy/Pablo PACD 5311, Definitive Records DRCD 11375

2 Leap Here
CD: Fantasy/Pablo PACD 5311, Philology Volume 49 (W 880), Definitive Records DRCD 11375, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1336

3 Indiana
CD: Fantasy/Pablo PACD 5311, Philology Volume 49 (W 880), Volume 60 (W 891), Definitive Records DRCD 11375, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1336

4 Lover Come Back to Me
CD: Fantasy/Pablo PACD 5311, Philology Volume 49 (W 880), Definitive Records DRCD 11375, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1336

5 Cherokee (incomplete)
CD: Philology Volume 37 (W 868), Volume 43 (W 874), Volume 49 (W 880)

6 Introduction
CD: Philology Volume 37 (W 868)

7 Perdido
CD: Philology Volume 37 (W 868)

8 Introduction (Norman Granz)
CD: Philology Volume 37 (W 868)

9 How High the Moon
CD: Philology Volume 37 (W 868)

10 Introduction (Norman Granz)
CD: Fantasy/Pablo PACD 5311

11 Rifftide
CD: Fantasy/Pablo PACD 5311

12 Sophisticated Lady
CD: Fantasy/Pablo PACD 5311

13 The Things We Did Last Summer
CD: Fantasy/Pablo PACD 5311

14 Stuffy
CD: Fantasy/Pablo PACD 5311

15 Introduction (Norman Granz)
CD: Philology Volume 29 (W 860)

16 I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
CD: Philology Volume 29 (W 860)

17 No Noise
CD: Philology Volume 29 (W 860), Definitive Records DRCD 11375

18 Mango Mangue
CD: Philology Volume 29 (W 860), Definitive Records DRCD 11375

19 Tanga
CD: Philology Volume 29 (W 860), Definitive Records DRCD 11375

20 No, No, Yes, Yes
CD: Philology Volume 29 (W 860)


Parker, whose quintet was booked at the Royal Roost at the time, joined Norman Granz's JATP touring group for this Carnegie Hall concert. He is the first alto soloist on each of the three long numbers.

The personnel for the first set (through "How High the Moon") was Navarro, Turk, Parker, Criss, Phillips, Jones, Brown, and Manne, with Ella Fitzgerald taking a brief solo turn on "Perdido." For the second set (through "Stuffy") it's Hawkins (replacing Turk), Criss, Phillips, Jones, Brown, and Manne. Ella Fitzgerald and Her Trio (Jones, Brown, and Manne) performed, then Parker returned to the stage along with Machito and His Afro-Cubans.

The notes to Fantasy PACD 5311 list the date as November 2, but the correct date is February 11.

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