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Charlie Parker session details

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September 4, 1945 (4 items; TT = 11:26)
Unknown venue, New York NY
Commercial for Apollo

Charlie Parker (as); Buck Clayton (tpt); Dexter Gordon (ts); Danny Barker (g); Sir Charles Thompson (p); Jimmy Butts (b); J.C. Heard (d)

1 Takin' Off (C. Thompson) 3:05
2 If I Had You (T. Shapiro-J. Campbell-R. Connelly) 2:58

No Parker solo
3 20th Century Blues (N. Coward) 2:53
4 The Street Beat (C. Thompson) 2:30


1 Takin' Off
78 rpm: Apollo 757
10" LP: Apollo 103
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 150D
CD: Delmark DD 450, Masters of Jazz MJCD 113, Philology Volume 44 (W 875), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1332

2 If I Had You
78 rpm: Apollo 757
10" LP: Apollo 103
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 150D
CD: Delmark DD 450, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1332

3 20th Century Blues
78 rpm: Apollo 759
10" LP: Apollo 103
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 150D
CD: Delmark DD 450, Masters of Jazz MJCD 113, Philology Volume 44 (W 875), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1332

4 The Street Beat
78 rpm: Apollo 759
10" LP: Apollo 103
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 150D
CD: Delmark DD 450, Masters of Jazz MJCD 113, Philology Volume 44 (W 875), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1332


These are the only recordings of Parker and Gordon together.

Sometime in October 1945 "The Charlie Parker Combo" with Miles Davis, Gordon, Thompson, Leonard Gaskin, and Stan Levey opened at the Spotlite Club on 52nd Street.

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