Charlie Parker session details

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October 28, 1947 (14 items; TT = 42:19)
WOR Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Dial
Charlie Parker Quintet

Charlie Parker (as); Miles Davis (tpt); Irving "Duke" Jordan (p); Tommy Potter (b); Max Roach (d)

1 Dexterity (take 1) (C. Parker) 2:55
2 Dexterity (take 2 (master)) (C. Parker) 2:58
3 Bongo Bop (take 1 (master)) (C. Parker) 2:43
4 Bongo Bop (take 2) (C. Parker) 2:42
5 Dewey Square (take 1) [Prezology] (C. Parker) 3:27

Unlike takes 2-3, there is no eight-bar piano introduction
6 Dewey Square (take 2) (C. Parker) 3:01
7 Dewey Square (take 3 (master)) (C. Parker) 3:07
8 The Hymn (take 1 (master)) (C. Parker) 2:30
9 The Hymn (take 2) [Superman] (C. Parker) 2:26

Listed as "Superman" by the "Miles Davis Quintet" on some pressings of 1056 and on LP 212
10 Bird of Paradise (take 1) [All the Things You Are] (C. Parker) 3:07

Dial 1032 was pressed in two different versions, one with take 1 on the A side, the other with take 3
11 Bird of Paradise (take 2) [All the Things You Are] (C. Parker) 3:09
12 Bird of Paradise (take 3 (master)) [All the Things You Are] (C. Parker) 3:06

Dial 1032 was pressed in two different versions, one with take 1 on the A side, the other with take 3
13 Embraceable You (take 1) (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) 3:46
14 Embraceable You (take 2 (master)) (G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin) 3:22


1 Dexterity (take 1)
10" LP: Dial LP 203
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 104
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

2 Dexterity (take 2 (master))
78 rpm: Dial 1032
10" LP: Jazztone 1004
12" LP: Dial LP 905, Spotlite SPJ 104
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

3 Bongo Bop (take 1 (master))
78 rpm: Dial 1024
12" LP: Dial LP 901, Spotlite SPJ 104
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

4 Bongo Bop (take 2)
12" LP: Dial LP 901, Spotlite SPJ 104
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

5 Dewey Square (take 1)
78 rpm: Dial 1056
10" LP: Dial LP 210
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 104
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

6 Dewey Square (take 2)
10" LP: Dial LP 203
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 104
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

7 Dewey Square (take 3 (master))
78 rpm: Dial 1019
12" LP: Dial LP 905, Spotlite SPJ 104
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

8 The Hymn (take 1 (master))
78 rpm: Dial 1056
12" LP: Dial LP 904, Spotlite SPJ 104
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

9 The Hymn (take 2)
78 rpm: Dial 1056
10" LP: Dial LP 212
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 104
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

10 Bird of Paradise (take 1)
78 rpm: Dial 1032
12" LP: Dial LP 904, Spotlite SPJ 104
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

11 Bird of Paradise (take 2)
10" LP: Dial LP 203
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 104
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

12 Bird of Paradise (take 3 (master))
78 rpm: Dial 1032
12" LP: Dial LP 904, Spotlite SPJ 104
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

13 Embraceable You (take 1)
78 rpm: Dial 1024
10" LP: Dial LP 203
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 104
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

14 Embraceable You (take 2 (master))
78 rpm: Dial 1024
10" LP: Jazztone 1017
12" LP: Dial LP 904, Spotlite SPJ 104
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152


This is a significant session featuring ballad playing by a seasoned working group.

In early October the American Federation of Musicians announced that a second recording ban would begin on January 1, 1948. This accounts for the frequency of commercial recording sessions in the closing months of 1947.

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