[light] [dark]

Charlie Parker session details

[Return to main page]

May 9, 1953 (9 items; TT = 18:48)
Birdland, New York NY
WABC radio broadcast (B-)
Show chatter

Charlie Parker (as); John Lewis (p); Dillon "Curley" Russell (b); Kenny Clarke (d); Candido Camero (bgo); Bob Garrity (ann)

1 Introduction (Bob Garrity, Parker) 0:22
2 Cool Blues (C. Parker) 3:39

Parker and Clarke exchanges following Lewis's solo (2:48-3:10)
3 Introduction (Bob Garrity) 0:28
4 Star Eyes (D. Raye-G. DePaul-P. Johnston) 4:57
5 Introduction (Bob Garrity) 0:19
6 Moose the Mooche (C. Parker) 5:09
7 Lullaby of Birdland (with introduction) (G. Shearing-G. Weiss) 0:49
8 Broadway Rhythm (A. Freed-N.H. Brown) 2:45

Parker audible only on opening and closing themes
9 Lullaby of Birdland (with closing announcement) (G. Shearing-G. Weiss) 0:20


1 Introduction (Bob Garrity, Parker)
CD: Ember CD 509, Philology Volume 34 (W 865), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1342

2 Cool Blues
12" LP: Bird Box 01-22 LP 20, Klacto MG 100
CD: New Sound Planet JUTB 3016, Sound Hills SSCD 8032, Ember CD 509, Philology Volume 34 (W 865), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1342

3 Introduction (Bob Garrity)
CD: Ember CD 509, Philology Volume 34 (W 865), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1342

4 Star Eyes
12" LP: Bird Box 01-22 LP 20, Klacto MG 100
CD: New Sound Planet JUTB 3016, Sound Hills SSCD 8032, Ember CD 509, Philology Volume 34 (W 865), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1342

5 Introduction (Bob Garrity)
CD: Ember CD 509, Philology Volume 34 (W 865), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1342

6 Moose the Mooche
12" LP: Bird Box 01-22 LP 20, Klacto MG 100
CD: New Sound Planet JUTB 3016, Sound Hills SSCD 8032, Ember CD 509, Philology Volume 34 (W 865), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1342

7 Lullaby of Birdland (with introduction)
12" LP: Bird Box 01-22 LP 20, Klacto MG 100
CD: New Sound Planet JUTB 3016, Sound Hills SSCD 8032, Ember CD 509, Philology Volume 34 (W 865), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1342

8 Broadway Rhythm
12" LP: Bird Box 01-22 LP 20, Klacto MG 100
CD: New Sound Planet JUTB 3016, Sound Hills SSCD 8032, Ember CD 509, Philology Volume 34 (W 865), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1342

9 Lullaby of Birdland (with closing announcement)
12" LP: Bird Box 01-22 LP 20, Klacto MG 100
CD: New Sound Planet JUTB 3016, Sound Hills SSCD 8032, Ember CD 509, Philology Volume 34 (W 865), Frémeaux & Associés FA 1342


Parker is in fine form, and his solos on "Cool Blues" and "Moose the Mooche" are especially adventurous. This session is sometimes dated June 26, because the tapes (made by Chan Parker) bear that date.

All original content on this website is licensed by Peter Losin under a Creative Commons License