Charlie Parker session details

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March 28, 1946 (11 items; TT = 30:28)
Radio Recorders Studio, Hollywood CA
Commercial for Dial
Charlie Parker Septet

Charlie Parker (as); Miles Davis (tpt); Eli "Lucky" Thompson (ts); Arvin Garrison (g); Michael "Dodo" Marmarosa (p); Vic McMillan (b); Roy Porter (d)

1 Moose the Mooche (take 1) (C. Parker) 2:57

Davis plays open trumpet on this take, muted trumpet on takes 2-3
2 Moose the Mooche (take 2 (master)) (C. Parker) 3:01

Dial 1003 was pressed in two different versions; this is the B side of the second pressing
3 Moose the Mooche (take 3) (C. Parker) 2:54

Sonically inferior
4 Yardbird Suite (take 1) (C. Parker) 2:38

Same theme as Jay McShann's "What Price Love."
5 Yardbird Suite (take 4 (master)) (C. Parker) 2:53

Parker's solo (0:53-0:56) contains the germ of "Cool Blues."
6 Ornithology (take 1) (C. Parker-B. Harris) 3:00

No Parker solo
7 Ornithology (take 3) [Bird Lore] (C. Parker-B. Harris) 3:15
8 Ornithology (take 4 (master)) (C. Parker-B. Harris) 2:58
9 A Night in Tunisia (take 1 (inc)) [Famous Alto Break] (D. Gillespie-F. Paparelli) 0:47
10 A Night in Tunisia (take 4) (D. Gillespie-F. Paparelli) 3:04
11 A Night in Tunisia (take 5 (master)) (D. Gillespie-F. Paparelli) 3:01


1 Moose the Mooche (take 1)
10" LP: Dial LP 201
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 101
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

2 Moose the Mooche (take 2 (master))
78 rpm: Dial 1003, 1004
12" LP: Dial LP 905, Spotlite SPJ 101
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

3 Moose the Mooche (take 3)
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 101
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

4 Yardbird Suite (take 1)
10" LP: Dial LP 201
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

5 Yardbird Suite (take 4 (master))
78 rpm: Dial 1003
12" LP: Dial LP 905, Spotlite SPJ 101
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

6 Ornithology (take 1)
10" LP: Dial LP 208
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 101
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152, Philology Volume 58 (W 889)

7 Ornithology (take 3)
78 rpm: Dial 1006
12" LP: Dial LP 905, Spotlite SPJ 101
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152, Philology Volume 58 (W 889)

8 Ornithology (take 4 (master))
78 rpm: Dial 1002
10" LP: Dial LP 201
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 101
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152, Philology Volume 58 (W 889)

9 A Night in Tunisia (take 1 (inc))
12" LP: Dial LP 905, Spotlite SPJ 101
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152, Philology Volume 57 (W 888)

10 A Night in Tunisia (take 4)
10" LP: Dial LP 201
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 101
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152, Philology Volume 57 (W 888)

11 A Night in Tunisia (take 5 (master))
78 rpm: Dial 1002
12" LP: Dial LP 905, Spotlite SPJ 101
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152, Philology Volume 57 (W 888)


Joe Albany and Red Callender quit suddenly and Parker spent rehearsal time finding replacements, but the rest of the band are familiar with the material, and the session is one of the best in the Dial catalog.

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