Charlie Parker session details

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March 10, 1953 (4 items; TT = 18:53)
Storyville, Boston MA
WHDH radio broadcast (B)
Charlie Parker All-Stars

Charlie Parker (as); William "Red" Garland (p); Bernie Griggs (b); Roy Haynes (d); John McLellan (ann)

1 Moose the Mooche (C. Parker) 5:10
2 I'll Walk Alone (S. Cahn-J. Styne) 4:50
3 Ornithology (C. Parker-B. Harris) 4:22
4 Out of Nowhere (E. Heyman-J.W. Green) 4:31

Voiceover during Garland's solo and beginning of closing theme (3:40-4:22): "So it's time to take our leave from Storyville tonight. You've been listening to the Charlie Parker Quartet, with Red Garland on piano, Bernie Griggs bass, and Roy Haynes on drums, starring Charlie Parker on alto sax. This group, incidentally, will be here at George Wein's Storyville in the Hotel Buckminster, Kenmore Square, Boston, through this Sunday evening, with a special matinee Sunday afternoon at 3:00. Opening next Monday evening will be Pat Rainey. And now, this is John McLellan, speaking for myself and engineer Eddie Collins, we hope that you'll join us Saturday evening at 7:00 for The Top Shelf, and saying for now, goodnight from Storyville..."


1 Moose the Mooche
12" LP: Blue Note BT 85108
CD: Blue Note CDP 85108

2 I'll Walk Alone
12" LP: Blue Note BT 85108
CD: Blue Note CDP 85108

3 Ornithology
12" LP: Blue Note BT 85108
CD: Blue Note CDP 85108

4 Out of Nowhere
12" LP: Blue Note BT 85108
CD: Blue Note CDP 85108


Parker was booked at Storyville for a week, March 7-15. These items are from a Tuesday night broadcast.

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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