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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 (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-53036, COCB-53439, COCB-53886, COCB-54233), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

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-53036, COCB-53439, COCB-53886, COCB-54233), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

3 Perhaps (take 3)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12009, SJL 1129, S5J-5500
CD: Definitive DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403 (= COCB-53036, COCB-53439, COCB-53886, COCB-54233), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

4 Perhaps (take 4)
12" LP: Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Definitive DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403 (= COCB-53036, COCB-53439, COCB-53886, COCB-54233), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

5 Perhaps (take 5)
12" LP: Savoy MG 12000, S5J-5500
CD: Definitive DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403 (= COCB-53036, COCB-53439, COCB-53886, COCB-54233), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

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-53036, COCB-53439, COCB-53886, COCB-54233), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

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-53036, COCB-53439, COCB-53886, COCB-54233), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

8 Marmaduke (take 1)
12" LP: Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Definitive DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403 (= COCB-53036, COCB-53439, COCB-53886, COCB-54233)

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-53036, COCB-53439, COCB-53886, COCB-54233), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

10 Marmaduke (take 3)
12" LP: Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Definitive DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403 (= COCB-53036, COCB-53439, COCB-53886, COCB-54233), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

11 Marmaduke (take 4)
12" LP: Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Definitive DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403 (= COCB-53036, COCB-53439, COCB-53886, COCB-54233)

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-53036, COCB-53439, COCB-53886, COCB-54233), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

13 Marmaduke (take 6)
12" LP: Savoy SJL 1129, S5J-5500
CD: Definitive DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403 (= COCB-53036, COCB-53439, COCB-53886, COCB-54233)

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-53036, COCB-53439, COCB-53886, COCB-54233), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

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-53036, COCB-53439, COCB-53886, COCB-54233), 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-53036, COCB-53439, COCB-53886, COCB-54233), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

17 Marmaduke (take 10)
12" LP: Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Definitive DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403 (= COCB-53036, COCB-53439, COCB-53886, COCB-54233), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

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-53036, COCB-53439, COCB-53886, COCB-54233), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

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-53036, COCB-53439, COCB-53886, COCB-54233), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

20 Steeplechase (take 1)
12" LP: Savoy S5J-5500
CD: Definitive DRCD 11148, Nippon Columbia COCB-50403 (= COCB-53036, COCB-53439, COCB-53886, COCB-54233)

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-53036, COCB-53439, COCB-53886, COCB-54233), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

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-53036, COCB-53439, COCB-53886, COCB-54233), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335

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-53036, COCB-53439, COCB-53886, COCB-54233), Definitive DRCD 11148, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1335


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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