Miles Ahead session details

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September 24, 1948 (23 items; TT = 31:33)
Harris Smith Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Savoy
Charlie Parker All-Stars

Miles Davis (tpt); Charlie Parker (as); John Lewis (p); Dillon "Curley" Russell (b); Max Roach (d)

1 Perhaps (take 1) (C. Parker) 2:01
2 Perhaps (take 2) (C. Parker) 0:28
3 Perhaps (take 3) (C. Parker) 2:09
4 Perhaps (take 4) (C. Parker) 0:18
5 Perhaps (take 5) (C. Parker) 0:39
6 Perhaps (take 6) (C. Parker) 2:16
7 Perhaps (take 7) (C. Parker) 2:31
8 Marmaduke (take 1) (C. Parker) 0:04
9 Marmaduke (take 2) (C. Parker) 1:14
10 Marmaduke (take 3) (C. Parker) 0:51
11 Marmaduke (take 4) (C. Parker) 0:04
12 Marmaduke (take 5) (C. Parker) 2:55
13 Marmaduke (take 6) (C. Parker) 0:06
14 Marmaduke (take 7) (C. Parker) 0:57
15 Marmaduke (take 8) (C. Parker) 0:05
16 Marmaduke (take 9) (C. Parker) 2:59
17 Marmaduke (take 10) (C. Parker) 0:34
18 Marmaduke (take 11) (C. Parker) 0:47
19 Marmaduke (take 12) (C. Parker) 2:41
20 Steeplechase (take 1) (C. Parker) 0:06
21 Steeplechase (take 2) (C. Parker) 3:03
22 Merry-Go-Round (take 1) (C. Parker) 2:22
23 Merry-Go-Round (take 2) (C. Parker) 2:23


1 Perhaps (take 1)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12014, Savoy SJL 1129, Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Definitive Records DRCD 11148

2 Perhaps (take 2)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12009, Savoy SJL 1129, Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia/Savoy SV-0104, Nippon Columbia COCY-78265, Nippon Columbia COCY-75791/8, Definitive Records DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403

3 Perhaps (take 3)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12009, Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Definitive Records DRCD 11148

4 Perhaps (take 4)
12" LP: Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Definitive Records DRCD 11148

5 Perhaps (take 5)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12000, Savoy SJL 1129, Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Definitive Records DRCD 11148

6 Perhaps (take 6)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12000, Savoy SJL 1107, Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia/Savoy SV-0101, Nippon Columbia COCY-78261, Nippon Columbia COCY-75791/8, Definitive Records DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403

7 Perhaps (take 7)
78 rpm: Savoy 938
12" LP: Savoy MG 12000, Savoy SJL 2201, Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia/Savoy SV-0101, Nippon Columbia COCY-78261, Nippon Columbia COCY-75791/8, Definitive Records DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403

8 Marmaduke (take 1)
12" LP: Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Definitive Records DRCD 11148

9 Marmaduke (take 2)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12000, Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia/Savoy SV-0101, Nippon Columbia COCY-78261, Nippon Columbia COCY-75791/8, Definitive Records DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403

10 Marmaduke (take 3)
12" LP: Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Definitive Records DRCD 11148

11 Marmaduke (take 4)
12" LP: Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Definitive Records DRCD 11148

12 Marmaduke (take 5)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12000, Savoy SJL 1129, Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia/Savoy SV-0101, Nippon Columbia COCY-78261, Nippon Columbia COCY-75791/8, Definitive Records DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403

13 Marmaduke (take 6)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12001
CD: Definitive Records DRCD 11148

14 Marmaduke (take 7)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12001
CD: Nippon Columbia/Savoy SV-0102, Nippon Columbia COCY-78262, Nippon Columbia COCY-75791/8, Definitive Records DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403

15 Marmaduke (take 8)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12001
CD: Nippon Columbia/Savoy SV-0102, Nippon Columbia COCY-78262, Nippon Columbia COCY-75791/8, Definitive Records DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403

16 Marmaduke (take 9)
78 rpm: Savoy 938
12" LP: Savoy MG 12009, Savoy SJL 2201, Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia/Savoy SV-0102, Nippon Columbia COCY-78262, Nippon Columbia COCY-75791/8, Definitive Records DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403

17 Marmaduke (take 10)
12" LP: Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Definitive Records DRCD 11148

18 Marmaduke (take 11)
12" LP: Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia/Savoy SV-0102, Nippon Columbia COCY-78262, Nippon Columbia COCY-75791/8, Definitive Records DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403

19 Marmaduke (take 12)
78 rpm: Savoy 937
12" LP: Savoy MG 12000, Savoy SJL 2201, Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia/Savoy SV-0103, Nippon Columbia COCY-78263, Nippon Columbia COCY-75791/8, Definitive Records DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403

20 Steeplechase (take 1)
12" LP: Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Definitive Records DRCD 11148

21 Steeplechase (take 2)
78 rpm: Savoy 937
12" LP: Savoy MG 12000, Savoy SJL 2201, Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia/Savoy SV-0101, Nippon Columbia COCY-78261, Nippon Columbia COCY-75791/8, Definitive Records DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403

22 Merry-Go-Round (take 1)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12000, Savoy SJL 1129, Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia/Savoy SV-0101, Nippon Columbia COCY-78261, Nippon Columbia COCY-75791/8, Definitive Records DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403

23 Merry-Go-Round (take 2)
78 rpm: Savoy 937
12" LP: Savoy MG 12014, Savoy SJL 2201, Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Nippon Columbia/Savoy SV-0104, Nippon Columbia COCY-78265, Nippon Columbia COCY-75791/8, Definitive Records DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403


This is Parker's last studio session for Savoy Records.

This was a very busy time for Davis. His Nonet just finished a two-week gig at the Royal Roost, and his All-Star Quintet (a subset of the Nonet featuring Lee Konitz and John Lewis) just started another week at the Roost. Another Savoy session with Parker's Quintet was recorded less than a week before (September 18). Both sessions were scheduled despite the American Federation of Musicians recording ban, which did not end until November.

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