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Charlie Parker session details

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Early December 1947 (1 item; TT = 4:43)
Carnegie Hall, New York NY
Commercial for Mercury

Charlie Parker (as); Hank Jones (p); Ray Brown (b); Shelly Manne (d)

1 The Bird (C. Parker) 4:43

1 The Bird
78 rpm: Clef MGC 4007
45 rpm: Clef EPC 4007
10" LP: Clef MG Volume 1
12" LP: Verve MGV 8001, 8060, Verve (J) 00MJ 3268/77
CD: Verve 837141 (Disc 2), Definitive Records DRCD 11375, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

This was Parker's first studio date with Norman Granz, recorded for an anthology called The Jazz Scene.

This was long thought to have been recorded in late 1948. The underlying tune is "Topsy."

Parker left New York on December 18 or 19.

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