Charlie Parker session details

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February 21, 1949 (7 items; TT = 12:21)
WPIX-TV Studio, New York NY
WPIX TV broadcast (B)
Metronome Award Show

Charlie Parker (as); Shorty Sherrock (tpt); Sidney Bechet (ss); Joe Bushkin (p); Chubby Jackson (b); George Wettling (d); Charles Delauney (ann)

1 Introduction (Charles Delaunay and Chubby Jackson) 0:50

Delaunay: "...is the second winner of the jazz poll, (undecipherable), Jackson... Now I think that better than any words the music will speak for itself." Parker: "Thanks a lot, Charlie." Jackson: "Charlie, I didn't want to interrupt, now believe me, it's not an interruption, but I'd like to add to that. I not only think that you're the greatest altoist, but the greatest instrumentalist right now, well, Mr. Music, Charlie Parker... OK? I mean it from here. OK... Hey, uh, would ya like to play a little thing you played at the Roost last Saturday night, little thing called 'Now's the Time'?" Parker: "Let's try it, Chubby." Jackson: "I'll take four, huh?" Parker: "OK..."
2 Now's the Time (C. Parker) 2:32
3 Introduction (Chubby Jackson) 0:20

Jackson: "(undecipherable) says it's getting hot upstairs. That's nothing, baby doll, it's only the beginning. Now see that drawing board over there? That's for Mr. Effnikov, the abstract painter." Unknown: "No, it says here Teddy Hale." Jackson:" What? No, Gregory, drawing board next after this! Now it's Teddy Hale benefit. OK, here we go with some 'Lover'. Yeah, you've got that certain somethin'..."
4 Lover (R. Rodgers-L. Hart) 2:57

Voiceover first 0:08
5 Introduction (Chubby Jackson) 0:21

"Gregory! Spotlight -- get on the floor! OK, Gregory, spread 'em all out. Finale coming up. First, there's Shorty Sherock on the trumpet. Watch the way he takes off on 'I Can't Get Started with You'. He'll take a chorus-and-a-half, then they'll be a four-bar double break into the blues. Then it's every man for himself -- Bechet, Morton, Wettling, everybody..."
6 I Can't Get Started (V. Duke-I. Gershwin) 2:52
7 Unknown Title (incomplete) [Blues Jam #1] 2:29


1 Introduction (Charles Delaunay and Chubby Jackson)
CD: Stash STCD 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851), Volume 49 (W 880)

2 Now's the Time
CD: Stash STCD 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851), Volume 49 (W 880)

3 Introduction (Chubby Jackson)
CD: Stash STCD 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851), Volume 49 (W 880)

4 Lover
CD: Stash STCD 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851), Volume 49 (W 880)

5 Introduction (Chubby Jackson)
CD: Stash STCD 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851), Volume 49 (W 880)

6 I Can't Get Started
CD: Stash STCD 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851), Volume 49 (W 880)

7 Unknown Title (incomplete)
CD: Stash STCD 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851), Volume 49 (W 880)


On "Lover" Parker is "accompanied" by tap dancer Teddy Hale. Parker does not solo on "I Can't Get Started."

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