Miles Ahead session details

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July 7, 1948 (3 items; TT = 3:40)
Onyx Club, New York NY
Audience recording (C)
Charlie Parker Quintet

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

1 Out of Nowhere (6/20) (E. Heyman-J.W. Green) 0:50

"Country Gardens" tag
2 How High the Moon (6/21) (N. Hamilton-M. Lewis) 2:43
3 52nd Street Theme (6/22) (T. Monk) 0:07


1 Out of Nowhere (6/20)
12" LP: Mosaic MR10-129
CD: Mosaic MD7-129

2 How High the Moon (6/21)
12" LP: Mosaic MR10-129
CD: Mosaic MD7-129

3 52nd Street Theme (6/22)
12" LP: Mosaic MR10-129
CD: Mosaic MD7-129


The items were recorded by Dean Benedetti.

The Parker Quintet was booked at the Onyx Club for six nights, July 6-11 (Tuesday-Sunday). The Benedetti material issued by Mosaic includes parts of at least four of these nights (July 6, 7, 10, and 11), plus a bit of an afternoon rehearsal (July 10).

While they're certainly important, these recordings are disappointing, especially compared to those made earlier at the Three Deuces. The fidelity is quite poor throughout, and the items are all edited one way or another.

Numbers in parentheses indicate the place of the item in the Mosaic box. "(4/1)" means that this item is on disc 4, track 1.

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