Charlie Parker session details

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February 24, 1952 (2 items; TT = 5:27)
Dumont TV Studio, New York NY
Dumont Network TV broadcast (B)
Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie
Chatter: [show] [hide]

Charlie Parker (as); J.B. "Dizzy" Gillespie (tpt); Dick Hyman (p); Sandy Block (b); Charlie Smith (d); Earl Wilson (ann); Leonard Feather (ann)

1 Announcement (Earl Wilson and Leonard Feather) 1:55
2 Hot House (T. Dameron) 3:32


1 Announcement (Earl Wilson and Leonard Feather)
12" LP: Bird Box LP 15, Phoenix LP 12
CD: Bird Box Volume 12, Philology Volume 9 (W 120), Philology Volume 21 (W 851), Charly Le Jazz 21

2 Hot House
12" LP: Bird Box LP 15, Phoenix LP 12
CD: Bird Box Volume 12, Philology Volume 9 (W 120), Philology Volume 21 (W 851), Charly Le Jazz 21


This is one of the two surviving sound films of Parker. Parker and Gillespie were guests on Earl Wilson's Stage Entrance, broadcast Sunday evenings on Channel 5 in New York City. Here they receive their Down Beat Reader's Poll awards and play a number after some faux-hip patter by Wilson. Leonard Feather, co-presenter, seems pained by Wilson's squareness, and Parker's icy look when Wilson asks "You boys got anything more to say?" is priceless.

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