Charlie Parker session details

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November 4, 1947 (10 items; TT = 31:27)
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 Bird Feathers (take 3 (master)) (C. Parker) 2:50
2 Klact-oveereds-tene (take 1 (master)) (C. Parker) 3:04
3 Klact-oveereds-tene (take 2) (C. Parker) 3:04
4 Scrapple from the Apple (take 2) (C. Parker) 2:38
5 Scrapple from the Apple (take 3 (master)) (C. Parker) 2:57
6 My Old Flame (take 1 (master)) (A. Johnston-S. Coslow) 3:13
7 Out of Nowhere (take 1) (E. Heyman-J.W. Green) 4:02
8 Out of Nowhere (take 2) (E. Heyman-J.W. Green) 3:49

Listed as "Nowhere" on Dial LP 904
9 Out of Nowhere (take 3) (E. Heyman-J.W. Green) 3:04
10 Don't Blame Me (take 1) (D. Fields-J. McHugh) 2:46


1 Bird Feathers (take 3 (master))
78 rpm: Dial 1058
10" LP: Dial LP 207
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 105
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

2 Klact-oveereds-tene (take 1 (master))
78 rpm: Dial 1040
10" LP: Dial LP 207
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 105
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

3 Klact-oveereds-tene (take 2)
12" LP: Dial LP 904, Spotlite SPJ 105
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

4 Scrapple from the Apple (take 2)
10" LP: Dial LP 203
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 105
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

5 Scrapple from the Apple (take 3 (master))
78 rpm: Dial 1021
10" LP: Jazztone 1017
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 105
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

6 My Old Flame (take 1 (master))
78 rpm: Dial 1058
10" LP: Dial LP 207
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 105
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

7 Out of Nowhere (take 1)
10" LP: Dial LP 207
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 105
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

8 Out of Nowhere (take 2)
10" LP: Jazztone 1017
12" LP: Dial LP 904, Spotlite SPJ 105
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

9 Out of Nowhere (take 3)
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 105
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

10 Don't Blame Me (take 1)
78 rpm: Dial 1021
10" LP: Dial LP 203
12" LP: Dial LP 904, Spotlite SPJ 105
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152


This is another historic session featuring Parker's working quintet at the height of its powers.

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.

The second Parker original is sometimes called "Klact-oveeseds-tene" but I believe this is a mistake, for reasons outlined elsewhere on this website.

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