Charlie Parker session details

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February 26, 1947 (12 items; TT = 35:29)
C.P. MacGregor Studio, Hollywood CA
Commercial for Dial
Charlie Parker's New Stars

Charlie Parker (as); Howard McGhee (tpt); Wardell Gray (ts); Michael "Dodo" Marmarosa (p); Barney Kessel (g); George "Red" Callender (b); Don Lamond (d)

1 Relaxin' at Camarillo (take 1) (C. Parker) 3:06

Begins with Parker's cough and 0:07 of silence
2 Relaxin' at Camarillo (take 3 (master)) (C. Parker) 3:04
3 Relaxin' at Camarillo (take 4) (C. Parker) 3:00
4 Relaxin' at Camarillo (take 5) (C. Parker) 2:57
5 Cheers (take 1) (H. McGhee) 3:07
6 Cheers (take 2) (H. McGhee) 3:03
7 Cheers (take 3) (H. McGhee) 2:59
8 Cheers (take 4 (master)) (H. McGhee) 3:03
9 Carvin' the Bird (take 1) (C. Parker) 2:42

Dial 1013 was pressed in two different versions, one with take 1 on the A side, the other with take 2
10 Carvin' the Bird (take 2 (master)) (C. Parker) 2:43

Dial 1013 was pressed in two different versions, one with take 1 on the A side, the other with take 2
11 Stupendous (take 1 (master)) (H. McGhee) 2:53
12 Stupendous (take 2) (H. McGhee) 2:52


1 Relaxin' at Camarillo (take 1)
78 rpm: Dial 1030
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 103
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

2 Relaxin' at Camarillo (take 3 (master))
78 rpm: Dial 1012
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 103
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

3 Relaxin' at Camarillo (take 4)
12" LP: Dial LP 901, Spotlite SPJ 103
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

4 Relaxin' at Camarillo (take 5)
10" LP: Dial LP 202
12" LP: Dial LP 901, Spotlite SPJ 103
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

5 Cheers (take 1)
10" LP: Dial LP 202
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 103
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

6 Cheers (take 2)
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 103
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

7 Cheers (take 3)
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 103
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

8 Cheers (take 4 (master))
78 rpm: Dial 1013
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 103
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

9 Carvin' the Bird (take 1)
78 rpm: Dial 1013
12" LP: Dial LP 901, Spotlite SPJ 103
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

10 Carvin' the Bird (take 2 (master))
78 rpm: Dial 1013
10" LP: Dial LP 202
12" LP: Dial LP 901, Spotlite SPJ 103
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

11 Stupendous (take 1 (master))
78 rpm: Dial 1022
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 103
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

12 Stupendous (take 2)
10" LP: Dial LP 202
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 103
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152


This is apparently the only studio recording of Parker with Wardell Gray, and the final studio session before Parker's return to New York. According to Dean Benedetti's records, "Relaxin' at Camarillo" was called "Past Due."

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