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Charlie Parker session details

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March 4, 1949 (8 items; TT = 13:04)
CBS-TV Studio, New York NY
CBS TV broadcast (B)
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Charlie Parker (as); Miles Davis (tpt); Max Kaminsky (tpt); Kai Winding (tb); Will Bradley (tb); Joe Marsala (cl); Mike Caluccio (p); Joe Sullivan (p); Max Roach (d); Gordon "Specs" Powell (d); Ann Hathaway (voc); William Williams (ann)

1 Introduction (William Williams) 1:18
2 Anthropology (D. Gillespie-C. Parker) 1:22
3 Introduction (William Williams) 0:32
4 Bop City (K. Winding) 0:57

Add Winding (tb)
5 Introduction (William Williams) 0:28
6 I Get a Kick Out of You (C. Porter) 2:35
7 Introduction (William Williams) 1:26
8 Big Foot (incomplete) [Blues Jam #2] (C. Parker) 4:26


1 Introduction (William Williams)
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2 Anthropology
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3 Introduction (William Williams)
CD: Stash STCD 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851), Volume 48 (W 879), Rare Live Recordings RLR 88658

4 Bop City
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5 Introduction (William Williams)
CD: Stash STCD 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851), Volume 48 (W 879), Rare Live Recordings RLR 88658

6 I Get a Kick Out of You
CD: Stash STCD 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851), Volume 48 (W 879), Rare Live Recordings RLR 88658

7 Introduction (William Williams)
CD: Stash STCD 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851), Volume 48 (W 879), Rare Live Recordings RLR 88658

8 Big Foot (incomplete)
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These items were broadcast on WCBS-TV's Adventures in Jazz. Another "Dixieland vs. Bop" battle. Davis plays particularly well on the closing jam.

I have listed the date that appears in most discographies, March 4. This performance was broadcast on March 11; it may be that a kinescope was made on the earlier date. Thanks to Leif Bo Petersen for help with this session.

The vocalist is Ann Hathaway, not Ann Baker. These are two very different people. For the evidence, see the note to the October 18, 1946 session.

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