Miles Ahead session details

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October 28, 1947 (14 items; TT = 42:19)
WOR Studios, New York NY
Commercial for Dial
Charlie Parker Quintet

Miles Davis (tpt); Charlie Parker (as); Irving "Duke" Jordan (p); Tommy Potter (b); Max Roach (d)

1 Dexterity (take 1) (C. Parker) 2:55
2 Dexterity (take 2) (C. Parker) 2:58
3 Bongo Bop (take 1) (C. Parker) 2:43
4 Bongo Bop (take 2) (C. Parker) 2:42
5 Dewey Square (take 1) [Prezology] (C. Parker) 3:27

Unlike takes 2-3, there is no eight-bar piano introduction
6 Dewey Square (take 2) (C. Parker) 3:01
7 Dewey Square (take 3) (C. Parker) 3:07
8 The Hymn (take 1) (C. Parker) 2:30
9 The Hymn (take 2) [Superman] (C. Parker) 2:26
10 All the Things You Are (take 1) [Bird of Paradise] (J. Kern-O. Hammerstein) 3:07
11 All the Things You Are (take 2) [Bird of Paradise] (J. Kern-O. Hammerstein) 3:09
12 All the Things You Are (take 3) [Bird of Paradise] (J. Kern-O. Hammerstein) 3:06
13 Embraceable You (take 1) (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) 3:46
14 Embraceable You (take 2) (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) 3:22


1 Dexterity (take 1)
12" LP: Spotlite 104, EMI ITJ-5004
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Definitive Records DRCD 11152, Toshiba TOCJ-6201/4

2 Dexterity (take 2)
78 rpm: Dial 1032
12" LP: Spotlite 104, EMI ITJ-5004
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Definitive Records DRCD 11152, Toshiba TOCJ-6201/4

3 Bongo Bop (take 1)
78 rpm: Dial 1024
12" LP: Spotlite 104, EMI ITJ-5004
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Definitive Records DRCD 11152, Toshiba TOCJ-6201/4

4 Bongo Bop (take 2)
78 rpm: Dial 1024
12" LP: Spotlite 104, EMI ITJ-5004
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Definitive Records DRCD 11152, Toshiba TOCJ-6201/4

5 Dewey Square (take 1)
78 rpm: Dial 1056
12" LP: Spotlite 104, EMI ITJ-5004
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Definitive Records DRCD 11152, Toshiba TOCJ-6201/4

6 Dewey Square (take 2)
12" LP: Spotlite 104, EMI ITJ-5004
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Definitive Records DRCD 11152, Toshiba TOCJ-6201/4

7 Dewey Square (take 3)
78 rpm: Dial 1019
12" LP: Spotlite 104, EMI ITJ-5004
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Definitive Records DRCD 11152, Toshiba TOCJ-6201/4

8 The Hymn (take 1)
78 rpm: Dial 1056
12" LP: Spotlite 104, EMI ITJ-5004
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Definitive Records DRCD 11152, Toshiba TOCJ-6201/4

9 The Hymn (take 2)
12" LP: Spotlite 104, EMI ITJ-5004
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Definitive Records DRCD 11152, Toshiba TOCJ-6201/4

10 All the Things You Are (take 1)
78 rpm: Dial 1032
12" LP: Spotlite 104, EMI ITJ-5004
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Definitive Records DRCD 11152, Toshiba TOCJ-6201/4

11 All the Things You Are (take 2)
78 rpm: Dial 1032
12" LP: Spotlite 104, EMI ITJ-5004
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Definitive Records DRCD 11152, Toshiba TOCJ-6201/4

12 All the Things You Are (take 3)
78 rpm: Dial 1032
12" LP: Spotlite 104, EMI ITJ-5004
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Definitive Records DRCD 11152, Toshiba TOCJ-6201/4

13 Embraceable You (take 1)
78 rpm: Dial 1024
12" LP: Spotlite 104, EMI ITJ-5004
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Definitive Records DRCD 11152, Toshiba TOCJ-6201/4

14 Embraceable You (take 2)
78 rpm: Dial 1024
12" LP: Spotlite 104, EMI ITJ-5004
CD: Toshiba CJ25-5043/6, Definitive Records DRCD 11152, Toshiba TOCJ-6201/4


This is the first of three late-1947 Dial studio sessions scheduled before the American Federation of Musicians recording ban, which went into effect January 1, 1948 and extended through November.

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