Charlie Parker session details

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December 17, 1947 (16 items; TT = 42:21)
WOR Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Dial
Charlie Parker Sextet

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

1 Drifting on a Reed (take 2) [Big Foot] (C. Parker) 2:55
2 Drifting on a Reed (take 4) [Big Foot] (C. Parker) 2:52
3 Drifting on a Reed (take 5 (master)) [Big Foot] (C. Parker) 2:51

Listed as "Air Conditioning" on Dial LP 207
4 Quasimodo (take 2) (C. Parker) 2:53
5 Quasimodo (take 3 (master)) (C. Parker) 2:52

Listed as "Trade Winds" on Jazztone 1004
6 Charlie's Wig (take 2) (C. Parker) 2:45

Listed as "Crazeology" on Jazztone 1004
7 Charlie's Wig (take 4) (C. Parker) 2:45

Listed as "Bongo Bop" on Dial LP 203
8 Charlie's Wig (take 5 (master)) (C. Parker) 2:41
9 Bongo Beep (take 2) [Dexterity] (C. Parker) 3:00

Listed as "Dexterity" on Dial LP 904
10 Bongo Beep (take 3 (master)) [Bird Feathers] (C. Parker) 2:56

Listed as "Bird Feathers" on Dial LP 207
11 Crazeology (take 1 (inc)) (B. Harris) 0:59

Opening theme plus Parker chorus
12 Crazeology (take 2 (inc)) (B. Harris) 0:32

Parker chorus only
13 Crazeology (take 3) (B. Harris) 2:56

Theme missing on Dial 1034
14 Crazeology (take 4 (master)) (B. Harris) 2:57
15 How Deep is the Ocean? (take 1 (master)) (I. Berlin) 3:22
16 How Deep is the Ocean? (take 2) (I. Berlin) 3:05


1 Drifting on a Reed (take 2)
78 rpm: Dial 1056
12" LP: Dial LP 905, Spotlite SPJ 106
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

2 Drifting on a Reed (take 4)
12" LP: Dial LP 904, Spotlite SPJ 106
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

3 Drifting on a Reed (take 5 (master))
78 rpm: Dial 1043
10" LP: Dial LP 207
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 106
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

4 Quasimodo (take 2)
10" LP: Dial LP 203
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 106
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

5 Quasimodo (take 3 (master))
78 rpm: Dial 1015
10" LP: Jazztone 1004
12" LP: Dial LP 904, Spotlite SPJ 106
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

6 Charlie's Wig (take 2)
10" LP: Jazztone 1004
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 106
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

7 Charlie's Wig (take 4)
10" LP: Dial LP 203
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 106
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

8 Charlie's Wig (take 5 (master))
78 rpm: Dial 1040
12" LP: Dial LP 904, Spotlite SPJ 106
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

9 Bongo Beep (take 2)
12" LP: Dial LP 904, Spotlite SPJ 106
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

10 Bongo Beep (take 3 (master))
10" LP: Dial LP 207
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

11 Crazeology (take 1 (inc))
78 rpm: Dial 1034
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 106
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

12 Crazeology (take 2 (inc))
78 rpm: Dial 1034
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 106
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

13 Crazeology (take 3)
78 rpm: Dial 1034
12" LP: Dial LP 905, Spotlite SPJ 106
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

14 Crazeology (take 4 (master))
78 rpm: Dial 1034
10" LP: Dial LP 207
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 106
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

15 How Deep is the Ocean? (take 1 (master))
78 rpm: Dial 1055
12" LP: Dial LP 904, Spotlite SPJ 106
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152

16 How Deep is the Ocean? (take 2)
10" LP: Dial LP 211
12" LP: Spotlite SPJ 106
CD: Toshiba/EMI CJ25 5043/6, Definitive DRCD 11152


This is the last of three late-1947 Dial studio sessions scheduled before the AFM recording ban, which went into effect January 1, 1948 and extended through November. Ross Russell was absent from the studio on this date, but the session went off without incident.

Dial 1034 includes takes 1-3 of "Crazeology" on one side, and take 4 on the other side.

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