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Charlie Parker session details

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September 18, 1948 (16 items; TT = 28:21)
Harris Smith Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Savoy
Show chatter

Charlie Parker (as); Miles Davis (tpt); John Lewis (p); Dillon "Curley" Russell (b); Max Roach (d)

1 Barbados (take 1) (C. Parker) 2:35
2 Barbados (take 2) (C. Parker) 0:43
3 Barbados (take 3) (C. Parker) 2:33
4 Barbados (take 4 (master)) (C. Parker) 2:26
5 Ah-Leu-Cha (take 1) (C. Parker) 0:36
6 Ah-Leu-Cha (take 2 (master)) (C. Parker) 2:52
7 Constellation (take 1) (C. Parker) 0:23
8 Constellation (take 2) (C. Parker) 2:30
9 Constellation (take 3) (C. Parker) 2:05
10 Constellation (take 4) (C. Parker) 0:21
11 Constellation (take 5 (master)) (C. Parker) 2:26
12 Parker's Mood (take 1) (C. Parker) 0:04
13 Parker's Mood (take 2) (C. Parker) 3:23
14 Parker's Mood (take 3) (C. Parker) 0:11
15 Parker's Mood (take 4) (C. Parker) 2:12
16 Parker's Mood (take 5 (master)) (C. Parker) 3:01


1 Barbados (take 1)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12000, SJL-1107, S5J-5500
CD: Denon/Savoy SV-0101, Nippon Columbia COCY 78261, COCY 75791/8, COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

2 Barbados (take 2)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12009, S5J-5500
CD: Denon/Savoy SV-0103, Nippon Columbia COCY 78263, COCY 75791/8, COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

3 Barbados (take 3)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12009, S5J-5500
CD: Denon/Savoy SV-0103, Nippon Columbia COCY 78263, COCY 75791/8, COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

4 Barbados (take 4 (master))
78 rpm: Savoy 936
45 rpm: Savoy XP 8003, Savoy 45-308
10" LP: Savoy MG 9011
12" LP: Savoy MG 12014, SJL 2201, S5J-5500
CD: Denon/Savoy SV-0104, Nippon Columbia COCY 78265, COCY 75791/8, COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

5 Ah-Leu-Cha (take 1)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12000, S5J-5500
CD: Denon/Savoy SV-0101, Nippon Columbia COCY 78261, COCY 75791/8, COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

6 Ah-Leu-Cha (take 2 (master))
78 rpm: Savoy 939
45 rpm: Savoy XP 8005, Savoy 45-313
10" LP: Savoy MG 9011
12" LP: Savoy MG 12000, SJL 2201, S5J-5500
CD: Denon/Savoy SV-0101, Nippon Columbia COCY 78261, COCY 75791/8, COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

7 Constellation (take 1)
12" LP: Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Definitive DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

8 Constellation (take 2)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12000, SJL 1129, S5J-5500
CD: Denon/Savoy SV-0101, Nippon Columbia COCY 78261, COCY 75791/8, COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

9 Constellation (take 3)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12000, S5J-5500
CD: Denon/Savoy SV-0101, Nippon Columbia COCY 78261, COCY 75791/8, COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

10 Constellation (take 4)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12009, S5J-5500
CD: Denon/Savoy SV-0103, Nippon Columbia COCY 78263, COCY 75791/8, COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

11 Constellation (take 5 (master))
78 rpm: Savoy 939
45 rpm: Savoy XP 8006, Savoy 45-313
10" LP: Savoy MG 9011
12" LP: Savoy MG 12009, SJL 2201, S5J-5500
CD: Denon/Savoy SV-0103, Nippon Columbia COCY 78263, COCY 75791/8, COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

12 Parker's Mood (take 1)
12" LP: Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Definitive DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

13 Parker's Mood (take 2)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12000, SJL 1129, S5J-5500
CD: Denon/Savoy SV-0101, Nippon Columbia COCY 78261, COCY 75791/8, COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

14 Parker's Mood (take 3)
12" LP: Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Definitive DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

15 Parker's Mood (take 4)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12009, S5J-5500
CD: Denon/Savoy SV-0103, Nippon Columbia COCY 78263, COCY 75791/8, COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

16 Parker's Mood (take 5 (master))
78 rpm: Savoy 936
45 rpm: Savoy XP 8001, Savoy 45-307
10" LP: Savoy MG-9010
12" LP: Savoy MG 12009, SJL 2201, S5J-5500
CD: Denon/Savoy SV-0103, Nippon Columbia COCY 78263, COCY 75791/8, COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335


These were Parker's first studio recordings since December 1947. These Savoy sessions (September 18 and 24) were scheduled despite the AFM recording ban, which did not end until November.

Davis is out on all takes of "Parker's Mood."

This was a very busy time for Davis, whose Nonet was finishing a two-week gig at the Royal Roost, and his All-Star Quintet (a subset of the Nonet featuring Lee Konitz and John Lewis) was about to start another week at the Roost.

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