Charlie Parker session details

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September 24, 1948 (23 items; TT = 31:34)
Harris Smith Studio, New York NY
Commercial for Savoy
Charlie Parker All-Stars

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

1 Perhaps (take 1) (C. Parker) 2:01
2 Perhaps (take 2) (C. Parker) 0:28
3 Perhaps (take 3) (C. Parker) 2:09
4 Perhaps (take 4) (C. Parker) 0:18
5 Perhaps (take 5) (C. Parker) 0:39
6 Perhaps (take 6) (C. Parker) 2:16
7 Perhaps (take 7 (master)) (C. Parker) 2:31
8 Marmaduke (take 1) (C. Parker) 0:04
9 Marmaduke (take 2) (C. Parker) 1:14
10 Marmaduke (take 3) (C. Parker) 0:51
11 Marmaduke (take 4) (C. Parker) 0:05
12 Marmaduke (take 5) (C. Parker) 2:55
13 Marmaduke (take 6) (C. Parker) 0:06
14 Marmaduke (take 7) (C. Parker) 0:57
15 Marmaduke (take 8) (C. Parker) 0:05
16 Marmaduke (take 9) (C. Parker) 2:59
17 Marmaduke (take 10) (C. Parker) 0:34
18 Marmaduke (take 11) (C. Parker) 0:47
19 Marmaduke (take 12 (master)) (C. Parker) 2:41
20 Steeplechase (take 1) (C. Parker) 0:06
21 Steeplechase (take 2 (master)) (C. Parker) 3:03
22 Merry-Go-Round (take 1) (C. Parker) 2:22
23 Merry-Go-Round (take 2) (C. Parker) 2:23


1 Perhaps (take 1)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12014, SJL 1129, S5J 5500
CD: Definitive DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439)

2 Perhaps (take 2)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12009, S5J 5500
CD: Denon/Savoy SV-0104, Nippon Columbia COCY 78265, COCY 75791/8, COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439), Definitive DRCD 11148

3 Perhaps (take 3)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12009, SJL 1129, S5J 5500
CD: Definitive DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439)

4 Perhaps (take 4)
12" LP: Savoy S5J 5500
CD: Definitive DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439)

5 Perhaps (take 5)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12000, S5J 5500
CD: Definitive DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439)

6 Perhaps (take 6)
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

7 Perhaps (take 7 (master))
78 rpm: Savoy 938
45 rpm: Savoy XP 8003, Savoy 45-309
10" LP: Savoy MG 9010
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

8 Marmaduke (take 1)
12" LP: Savoy S5J 5500
CD: Definitive DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439)

9 Marmaduke (take 2)
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

10 Marmaduke (take 3)
12" LP: Savoy S5J 5500
CD: Definitive DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439)

11 Marmaduke (take 4)
12" LP: Savoy S5J 5500
CD: Definitive DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439)

12 Marmaduke (take 5)
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

13 Marmaduke (take 6)
12" LP: Savoy SJL 1129, S5J 5500
CD: Definitive DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439)

14 Marmaduke (take 7)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12001, SJL 1129
CD: Denon/Savoy SV-0102, Nippon Columbia COCY-78262, COCY 75791/8, COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439), Definitive DRCD 11148

15 Marmaduke (take 8)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12001, SJL 1129
CD: Denon/Savoy SV-0102, Nippon Columbia COCY-78262, COCY 75791/8, COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439), Definitive DRCD 11148

16 Marmaduke (take 9)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12001, SJL 1129, S5J 5500
CD: Denon/Savoy SV-0102, Nippon Columbia COCY-78262, COCY 75791/8, COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439), Definitive DRCD 11148

17 Marmaduke (take 10)
12" LP: Savoy S5J 5500
CD: Definitive DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439)

18 Marmaduke (take 11)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12009, S5J 5500
CD: Denon/Savoy SV-0102, Nippon Columbia COCY-78262, COCY 75791/8, COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439), Definitive DRCD 11148

19 Marmaduke (take 12 (master))
78 rpm: Savoy 938
45 rpm: Savoy XP 8006, Savoy 45-311
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

20 Steeplechase (take 1)
12" LP: Savoy S5J 5500
CD: Definitive DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB 50403 (= COCB 53439)

21 Steeplechase (take 2 (master))
78 rpm: Savoy 937
45 rpm: Savoy XP 8005, Savoy 45-312
10" LP: Savoy MG 9010
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

22 Merry-Go-Round (take 1)
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

23 Merry-Go-Round (take 2)
78 rpm: Savoy 937
45 rpm: Savoy XP 8004, Savoy 45-303
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


This is Parker's last studio session for Savoy Records. These Savoy sessions (September 18 and 24) were scheduled despite the AFM recording ban, which did not end until November.

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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