Charlie Parker session details

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January 15, 1949 (10 items; TT = 19:55)
Royal Roost Club, New York NY
WMCA radio broadcast (B+)
Charlie Parker Quintet
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Charlie Parker (as); Kenny Dorham (tpt); Al Haig (p); Tommy Potter (b); Joe Harris (d); Conti Candoli (tpt); Benny Green (tb); Charlie Ventura (ts); Flip Phillips [Joseph Filipelli] (ts); Dillon "Curley" Russell (b); Ed Shaughnessy (d); Shelly Manne (d); Symphony Sid Torin (ann)

1 Introduction 1:00
2 Scrapple from the Apple (C. Parker) 4:05

Sid's talking is audible during Haig's solo (3:08-3:20); you can hear him say 'Max got married' at 3:19
3 Introduction 0:26
4 Bebop (D. Gillespie) 3:22
5 Introduction 0:08
6 Hot House (T. Dameron) 5:06

During his solo Parker quotes "Pop Goes the Weasel" (1:02-1:06); Parker and Harris exchanges after Haig's solo (3:52-4:28)
7 Introduction 1:04
8 How High the Moon (beginning) (N. Hamilton-M. Lewis) 3:28
9 How High the Moon (conclusion) (N. Hamilton-M. Lewis) 1:00

Ventura's solo continues (0:00-0:19), then everyone joins in a chorus of "Ornithology"
10 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (L. Young) 0:16


1 Introduction
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50407 (= COCB 53442)

2 Scrapple from the Apple
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50407 (= COCB 53442), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153

3 Introduction
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50407 (= COCB 53442)

4 Bebop
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50407 (= COCB 53442), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153

5 Introduction
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50407 (= COCB 53442), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153

6 Hot House
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50407 (= COCB 53442), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153


This version of "Hot House" is one of the high points of Parker's Roost recordings. Despite some looseness in the horns, the Quintet has really come together after the hasty departure of Miles Davis.

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