Miles Ahead session details

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December 12, 1948 (5 items; TT = 9:10)
Royal Roost Club, New York NY
WMCA radio broadcast (B+)
Charlie Parker Quintet

Miles Davis (tpt); Charlie Parker (as); Al Haig (p); Tommy Potter (b); Max Roach (d); Art Ford (ann)

1 Introduction (Art Ford) 0:36

"Ladies and gentlemen, you're listening to a Sunday evening concert series emanating from the Royal Roost, the house that bop built. Having heard from Charlie Ventura and his new sounds in music, we continue now, and up on the podium comes that, um, that, uh, leading exponent of progressive jazz, the famous alto sax man, one Charlie Parker... Let's bring him on with a big hand, shall we? Here he is, smilin' and ready to go. All the boys in the band are here, Charlie, so suppose we get goin' and make this a 'Hot House', shall we?"
2 Hot House (T. Dameron) 4:22
3 Introduction (Art Ford) 0:11

"Our concert is going to include a little aria in bopera -- a full vocal chorus has been promised by our leading, um, not al... not tenor, our leading alto, Charlie Parker, on 'Salt Peanuts'..."
4 Salt Peanuts (D. Gillespie-K. Clarke) 3:43

Parker (voc); Davis plays "Country Gardens" tag (2:29-2:33)
5 Announcement (Art Ford) 0:18

"Well, did you enjoy that? 'Salt Peanuts'... Little bit of a refreshment given out by one Charlie Parker, the leading exponent of progressive jazz, from the stage of the Metropolitan Bopera House. This is the house that bop built, all right, and tonight it's the house that's tearin' down the walls in favor of the ecstatic Mr. B, Billy Eckstine..."


1 Introduction (Art Ford)
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2259
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50405 (= COCB 53440)

2 Hot House
12" LP: Savoy MG 12186, SJL 2259
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50405 (= COCB 53440), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153

3 Introduction (Art Ford)
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2259
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50405 (= COCB 53440)

4 Salt Peanuts
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2259
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50405 (= COCB 53440), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153, Musica Jazz MJCD 1102

5 Announcement (Art Ford)
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2259
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50405 (= COCB 53440), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153


Art Ford calls the tunes on this "Sunday afternoon Symphony Sid bop concert" -- a series begun in late September.

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