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Charlie Parker session details

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March 31, 1954 (11 items; TT = 21:54)
Fine Sounds Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Verve

Charlie Parker (as); Walter Bishop, Jr. (p); Jerome Darr (g); Teddy Kotick (b); Roy Haynes (d)

1 I Get a Kick Out of You (take 1) (C. Porter) 4:55
2 I Get a Kick Out of You (take 2 (fs)) (C. Porter) 0:31
3 I Get a Kick Out of You (take 3 (fs)) (C. Porter) 0:16
4 I Get a Kick Out of You (take 4 (inc)) (C. Porter) 1:04
5 I Get a Kick Out of You (take 5 (fs)) (C. Porter) 0:16
6 I Get a Kick Out of You (take 6 (inc)) (C. Porter) 1:07
7 I Get a Kick Out of You (take 7 (master)) (C. Porter) 3:32
8 Just One of Those Things (C. Porter) 2:44
9 My Heart Belongs to Daddy (take 1 (fs)) (C. Porter) 0:35
10 My Heart Belongs to Daddy (take 2 (master)) (C. Porter) 3:17
11 I've Got You Under My Skin (C. Porter) 3:37


1 I Get a Kick Out of You (take 1)
12" LP: Verve MGV 8007, Verve (J) 00MJ 3268/77
CD: Verve 837141 (Disc 10), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1343

2 I Get a Kick Out of You (take 2 (fs))
12" LP: Verve (J) 00MJ 3268/77
CD: Verve 837141 (Disc 10)

3 I Get a Kick Out of You (take 3 (fs))
12" LP: Verve (J) 00MJ 3268/77
CD: Verve 837141 (Disc 10)

4 I Get a Kick Out of You (take 4 (inc))
12" LP: Verve (J) 00MJ 3268/77
CD: Verve 837141 (Disc 10)

5 I Get a Kick Out of You (take 5 (fs))
12" LP: Verve (J) 00MJ 3268/77
CD: Verve 837141 (Disc 10)

6 I Get a Kick Out of You (take 6 (inc))
12" LP: Verve (J) 00MJ 3268/77
CD: Verve 837141 (Disc 10)

7 I Get a Kick Out of You (take 7 (master))
12" LP: Verve MGV 8007, Verve (J) 00MJ 3268/77
CD: Verve 837141 (Disc 10), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1343

8 Just One of Those Things
12" LP: Verve MGV 8007, Verve (J) 00MJ 3268/77
CD: Verve 837141 (Disc 10), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1343

9 My Heart Belongs to Daddy (take 1 (fs))
12" LP: Verve (J) 00MJ 3268/77
CD: Verve 837141 (Disc 10)

10 My Heart Belongs to Daddy (take 2 (master))
12" LP: Verve MGV 8007, Verve (J) 00MJ 3268/77
CD: Verve 837141 (Disc 10), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1343

11 I've Got You Under My Skin
12" LP: Verve MGV 8007, Verve (J) 00MJ 3268/77
CD: Verve 837141 (Disc 10), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1343


Parker's daughter Pree died on March 6, and he was in trouble with the AFM for missing gigs -- so the fact that he sounds distracted and uninterested in the music is hardly surprising. Worse, Parker's technical skills seem to be waning.

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