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Charlie Parker session details

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January 22-23, 1952 (6 items; TT = 21:02)
Unknown recording studio, New York NY
Commercial for Mercury

Charlie Parker (as); Chris Griffin (tpt); Al Porcino (tpt); Bernie Privin (tpt); Will Bradley (tb); Bill Harris (tb); Nuncio "Toots" Mondello (as); Murray Williams (as); Hank Ross (ts); Art Drelinger (ts); Stanley Webb (bs); Verley Mills (harp); Lou Stein (p); Art Ryerson (g); Bob Haggart (b); Don Lamond (d); Unknown (strings, woodwinds)

1 Temptation (take 1) (A. Freed-N.H. Brown) 3:57
2 Temptation (take 2) (A. Freed-N.H. Brown) 3:29
3 Autumn in New York (take 4) (V. Duke) 3:27
4 Lover (take 3) (R. Rodgers-L. Hart) 3:05
5 Stella by Starlight (take 1) (N. Washington-V. Young) 4:09
6 Stella by Starlight (take 4) (N. Washington-V. Young) 2:55


1 Temptation (take 1)
CD: Verve B0022596

2 Temptation (take 2)
78 rpm: Mercury/Clef 11088
45 rpm: Clef EPC 505
10" LP: Clef MGC 505
12" LP: Clef MGC 609, Verve MGV 8003, Verve (J) 00MJ 3268/77
CD: Verve 837141 (Disc 7), Verve B0022596, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1340

3 Autumn in New York (take 4)
78 rpm: Mercury/Clef 11088
45 rpm: Clef EPC 505
10" LP: Clef MGC 505
12" LP: Clef MGC 609, Verve MGV 8003, Verve (J) 00MJ 3268/77
CD: Verve 837141 (Disc 7), Verve B0022596, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1340

4 Lover (take 3)
78 rpm: Mercury/Clef 11089
45 rpm: Clef EPC 505
10" LP: Clef MGC 505
12" LP: Clef MGC 609, Verve MGV 8000, MGV 8003, Verve (J) 00MJ 3268/77
CD: Verve 837141 (Disc 7), Verve B0022596, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1340

5 Stella by Starlight (take 1)
CD: Verve B0022596

6 Stella by Starlight (take 4)
78 rpm: Mercury/Clef 11089
45 rpm: Clef EPC 505
10" LP: Clef MGC 505
12" LP: Clef MGC 609, Verve MGV 8003, Verve (J) 00MJ 3268/77
CD: Verve 837141 (Disc 7), Verve B0022596, Frémeaux & Associés FA 1340


This was another of Norman Granz's ideas, a Parker-led big-band with woodwinds, strings, and harp. The arrangements are ponderous, although there are some moments of beauty in "Stella by Starlight."

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