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February 12, 1949 (15 items; TT = 29:33)
Royal Roost Club, New York NY
WMCA radio broadcast (B)
Show chatter

Charlie Parker (as); Kenny Dorham (tpt); Al Haig (p); Tommy Potter (b); Max Roach (d); Leonard Hawkins (tpt); Ted Kelly (tb); Sahib Shihab [Edmund Gregory] (as); Benjamin Lundy (ts); Cecil Payne (bs); Tadd Dameron (p); John Collins (g); Dillon "Curley" Russell (b); Kenny Clarke (d); Carlos Vidal (bgo); Symphony Sid Torin (ann)

1 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:58
2 Good Bait (T. Dameron-C. Basie) 4:39
3 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:32
4 Webb's Delight (T. Dameron) 2:41
5 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:13
6 Focus (T. Dameron) 3:51
7 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:11
8 Wahoo (T. Dameron) 3:50
9 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:10
10 Scrapple from the Apple (C. Parker) 4:22
11 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:17
12 Barbados (C. Parker) 3:44
13 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:10
14 Bebop (D. Gillespie) 3:04
15 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid (L. Young) 0:51


1 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin)
12" LP: UL-TADD TDFN XX 1500 Air Check Series
CD: Philology Volume 20 (W 850)

2 Good Bait
12" LP: UL-TADD TDFN XX 1500 Air Check Series
CD: Philology Volume 20 (W 850)

3 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin)
12" LP: UL-TADD TDFN XX 1500 Air Check Series
CD: Philology Volume 20 (W 850)

4 Webb's Delight
12" LP: UL-TADD TDFN XX 1500 Air Check Series
CD: Philology Volume 20 (W 850)

5 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin)
12" LP: UL-TADD TDFN XX 1500 Air Check Series
CD: Philology Volume 20 (W 850)

6 Focus
12" LP: UL-TADD TDFN XX 1500 Air Check Series
CD: Philology Volume 20 (W 850)

7 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin)
12" LP: UL-TADD TDFN XX 1500 Air Check Series
CD: Philology Volume 20 (W 850)

8 Wahoo
12" LP: UL-TADD TDFN XX 1500 Air Check Series
CD: Philology Volume 20 (W 850)

9 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin)
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50407 (= COCB 53442)

10 Scrapple from the Apple
12" LP: Savoy SJL 1108, SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50407 (= COCB 53442), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153

11 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin)
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50407 (= COCB 53442), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153

12 Barbados
12" LP: Savoy MG 12179, SJL 1108, SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50407 (= COCB 53442), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153

13 Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin)
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50407 (= COCB 53442)

14 Bebop
12" LP: Savoy SJL 1108, SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50407 (= COCB 53442), Savoy SVY 17021/4, Definitive DRCD 11153

15 Jumpin' with Symphony Sid
12" LP: Savoy SJL 2260
CD: Savoy ZDS 4411/4, K30Y 6241/4, Nippon Columbia COCY 75791/8, COCB 50407 (= COCB 53442)


These items are dated February 7, 1949 on the UL-TADD TDFN XX 1500 Air Check Series LP, but February 7 was a Monday.

Davis had not yet joined the Dameron group -- Leonard Hawkins plays trumpet.

The Tadd Dameron Big Ten were booked at the Roost from February 12 through March 16, where Charlie Parker was already in residence. Recordings of the Dameron group survive from February 12, 19, 26, and March 5. The March 5 items are missing from Philology W 850, which purports to include "the complete Tadd Dameron Tentet 1949 Royal Roost recordings."

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