Miles Ahead session details

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December 18, 1948 (6 items; TT = 13:11)
Royal Roost Club, New York NY
WMCA radio broadcast (B+)
Charlie Parker Quintet
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Miles Davis (tpt); Charlie Parker (as); Al Haig (p); Tommy Potter (b); Max Roach (d); Symphony Sid Torin (ann)

1 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (with introduction) (L. Young) 1:25
2 Chasin' the Bird (C. Parker) 4:24
3 Introduction 0:49
4 Out of Nowhere (E. Heyman-J.W. Green) 3:20
5 Introduction 0:20
6 How High the Moon (N. Hamilton-M. Lewis) 2:53

Quick Latin tempo; "Country Gardens" tag with Latin beat (2:30-2:33)


1 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (with introduction)
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2259
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50405 (= COCB 53440)

2 Chasin' the Bird
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

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

4 Out of Nowhere
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

5 Introduction
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

6 How High the Moon
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


Davis left the Parker Quintet soon after this date -- he stormed off the stand, complaining that "Bird makes you feel about one foot high." Parker quickly replaced Davis with Kenny Dorham, who remained with Parker at the Roost through March 12, 1949.

After leaving the Parker Quintet, Davis participated in an all-star group led by Oscar Pettiford that included Fats Navarro, Kai Winding, Lucky Thompson, Dexter Gordon, Milt Jackson, Bud Powell, and Kenny Clarke.

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