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Charlie Parker session details

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January 23, 1954 (6 items; TT = 21:54)
Hi-Hat Club, Boston MA
WCOP radio broadcast (B)
Show chatter

Charlie Parker (as); Herbie Williams (tpt); Jay Migliori (ts); Rollins Griffith (p); Jimmy Woode (b); George Solano (d); Symphony Sid Torin (ann)

1 Now's the Time (C. Parker) 9:09

During his solo Parker quotes the "Ornithology" theme (6:23-6:26)
2 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin, Parker) 0:53
3 Out of Nowhere (E. Heyman-J.W. Green) 5:43

During his solo Parker quotes and embellishes "Bird Gets the Worm" (1:25-1:45); Williams quotes briefly from "Country Gardens" (2:56-2:58)
4 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:23
5 My Little Suede Shoes (C. Parker) 4:41

Parker breaks in at the bridge of the first chorus of Griffith's solo (4:26). The group recovers nicely
6 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (incomplete, with voiceover) (L. Young) 1:05


1 Now's the Time
12" LP: Fresh Sounds FSR-303
CD: Fresh Sounds FSCD 1007, Philology Volume 47 (W 878), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1343

2 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin, Parker)
CD: Fresh Sounds FSCD 1007, Philology Volume 47 (W 878), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1343

3 Out of Nowhere
12" LP: Stash ST 280, Fresh Sounds FSR-303
CD: Fresh Sounds FSCD 1007, Philology Volume 47 (W 878), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1343

4 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin)
CD: Fresh Sounds FSCD 1007, Philology Volume 47 (W 878), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1343

5 My Little Suede Shoes
12" LP: Fresh Sounds FSR-303
CD: Fresh Sounds FSCD 1007, Philology Volume 47 (W 878), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1343

6 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (incomplete, with voiceover)
12" LP: Fresh Sounds FSR-303
CD: Fresh Sounds FSCD 1007, Philology Volume 47 (W 878), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1343


Parker was booked at Boston venues on the following dates during this period: April 12, 1951, Christy's Tavern, Framingham; May 28-June 3, 1951: Hi-Hat Club; March 3-9, 1952, Hi-Hat Club; December 8-14, 1952: Hi-Hat Club; March 9-15, 1953: Storyville Club; June 8-14, 1953: Hi-Hat Club; September 21-27, 1953: Storyville Club; October 25, 1953: Jordan Hall (Parker with Strings); January 18-24, 1954: Hi-Hat Club; February 9, 1954: Worcester Memorial Auditorium, Worcester (Festival of Modern American Jazz -- thanks to Jon Foley for identifying the venue); September 26, 1954: Boston Arena (Birdland Stars of 1954).

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