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Charlie Parker session details

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Early December 1947 (1 item; TT = 2:56)
Carnegie Hall, New York NY
Commercial for Mercury

Charlie Parker (as); Al Porcino (tpt); Doug Mettome (tpt); Ray Wetzel (tpt); Bill Harris (tb); Bart Varsalona (bass tb); Vinnie Jacobs (frh); Murray Williams (as); Sonny Salad (as); Pete Mondello (ts); Flip Phillips [Joseph Filipelli] (ts); Manny Albam (bs); John LaPorta (cl); Gene Orloff (vln, concertmaster); Sam Kaplan (vln); Manny Fiddler (vln); Sid Harris (vln); Harry Katzman (vln); Zelly Smirnoff (vln); Nat Nathanson (vla); Fred Ruzilla (vla); Joe Benaventi (cello); Tony Aless (p); Dillon "Curley" Russell (b); Shelly Manne (d); Diego Iborra (perc); Neal Hefti (arr, cond)

1 Repetition (N. Hefti) 2:56


1 Repetition
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), Verve B0022596, Definitive Records DRCD 11375, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335


This session was recorded for a Norman Granz anthology called The Jazz Scene.

It has been claimed (e.g. by Phil Schaap) that the big band was taped first and Parker's part was overdubbed at a later date (fall 1948); but Al Porcino, trumpeter in the Hefti Orchestra, denies this.

Parker left New York on December 18 or 19.

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