Live CD-Rs and Tapes: Charlie Parker

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There are 162 Charlie Parker live recordings in the Miles Ahead database (70 hr, 20 min). Click on a venue for details. See the main tapes page for a key to abbreviations and criteria for quality.

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DateVenue and CityEnsembleSourceQualDur
Probably May-November 1940Unknown venue, Kansas CityCharlie Parker soloPrivate recording (Acetate)C4
August 9, 1940Trocadero Ballroom, WichitaJay McShann OrchestraPrivate recording (Paper disc)B-4
November 30, 1940KFBI Studio, WichitaJay McShann OrchestraKFBI radio recording (Acetate)B-21
February 6, 1941Unknown venue, Kansas CityJay McShann OrchestraPrivate recording (Acetate)B-4
Early 1942Clark Monroe's Uptown House, New YorkClark Monroe's BandPrivate recording (Paper disc)B-3
February 13, 1942Savoy Ballroom, New YorkJay McShann OrchestraPrivate recording (Acetate)B23
February 15, 1943Savoy Hotel, Room 305, ChicagoInformal trioPrivate recording (Acetate)B-8
February 15, 1943Unknown venue, ChicagoJam sessionPrivate recording (Acetate)B-23
Unknown 1943Unknown venue, Unknown cityCharlie Parker playing along with recordsPrivate recording (Acetate)C+8
Autumn 1943Vic Damon Studio, Kansas CityInformal trioPrivate recording (Acetate)C14
Unknown date 1944NBC Studios, New YorkJay McShann and His OrchestraAFRS JubileeB23
Unknown (late) 1944Savoy Ballroom, New YorkCootie Williams SextetUnknown radio broadcastC+4
January 1945Nola Penthouse Studios, New YorkClyde Bernhardt and His Kansas City BuddiesPrivate recording (Glass-based acetate test pressings)C+11
February 12, 1945Savoy Ballroom, New YorkCootie Williams Orchestra/SextetUnknown radio broadcastB31
May 30, 1945 (?)Lincoln Square, New YorkCharlie Parker SextetPrivate recording (Acetate)B-4
June 5, 1945Academy of Music, PhiladelphiaDizzy Gillespie QuintetPrivate recording (Acetate)B-4
June 22, 1945Town Hall, New YorkDizzy Gillespie All-StarsPrivate recording (acetate)B41
December 10, 1945NBC Studios, HollywoodDizzy Gillespie and His Rebop SixAFRS JubileeB41
December 17, 1945NBC Studios, HollywoodBoyd Raeburn OrchestraAFRS JubileeB27
December 17, 1945Billy Berg's Club, HollywoodSlim Gaillard and His OrchestraUnknown radio broadcastC15
January 24, 1946NBC Studios, HollywoodDizzy Gillespie and His Rebop SixWEAF radio broadcastC+3
February 4, 1946Freddie James's house, Los AngelesJam sessionPrivate recording (Acetate)C+4
February-March 1946Finale Club, Los AngelesCharlie Parker QuintetPrivate recording (Acetate)B22
April 1946NBC Studios, HollywoodAll-Star jam sessionAFRS Jubilee sessionB15
Unknown 1947Unknown venues, Los AngelesDean Benedetti itemsPrivate recording (Dean Benedetti acetate)C+17
Unknown 1947 (?)Unknown venue, Unknown cityCharlie Parker QuintetPrivate recording (Acetate)C4
Unknown 1947-1948Unknown venue, Unknown cityCharlie Parker QuintetPrivate recording (Acetate)C6
February 1, 1947Chuck Kopely's apartment, HollywoodJam sessionPrivate recording (Acetate)C15
February-March 1947Unknown venue, Los AngelesJam sessionPrivate recording (Dean Benedetti acetate)C+2
March 1, 1947Hi-De-Ho Club, Los AngelesHoward McGhee QuintetPrivate recording (Dean Benedetti acetate)C+10
March 2, 1947Hi-De-Ho Club, Los AngelesHoward McGhee QuintetPrivate recording (Dean Benedetti acetate)C+31
March 1-7, 1947Hi-De-Ho Club, Los AngelesHoward McGhee QuintetPrivate recording (Dean Benedetti acetate)C+9
March 1, 2, 4 or 5, 1947Hi-De-Ho Club, Los AngelesHoward McGhee QuintetPrivate recording (Dean Benedetti acetate)C+23
March 6, 1947Hi-De-Ho Club, Los AngelesHoward McGhee QuintetPrivate recording (Dean Benedetti acetate)C+23
March 7, 1947Hi-De-Ho Club, Los AngelesHoward McGhee QuintetPrivate recording (Dean Benedetti acetate)C+36
March 8, 1947Hi-De-Ho Club, Los AngelesHoward McGhee QuintetPrivate recording (Dean Benedetti acetate)C+30
March 9, 1947Hi-De-Ho Club, Los AngelesHoward McGhee QuintetPrivate recording (Dean Benedetti acetate)C+34
March 11, 1947Hi-De-Ho Club, Los AngelesHoward McGhee QuintetPrivate recording (Dean Benedetti acetate)C+18
March 12, 1947Hi-De-Ho Club, Los AngelesHoward McGhee QuintetPrivate recording (Dean Benedetti acetate)C+21
March 13, 1947Hi-De-Ho Club, Los AngelesHoward McGhee QuintetPrivate recording (Dean Benedetti acetate)C+16
May 5, 1947Carnegie Hall, New YorkJazz at the PhilharmonicUnknown radio broadcastB12
Autumn 1947 (?)Milton Green's apartment, New YorkJam sessionPrivate recording (Acetate)C+15
September 13, 1947Mutual Studios, New YorkBarry Ulanov and His All-Star Metronome JazzmenWOR radio broadcastB30
September 20, 1947Mutual Studios, New YorkBarry Ulanov and His All-Star Metronome JazzmenWOR radio broadcastB30
November 8, 1947Mutual Studios, New YorkBarry Ulanov and His All-Star Metronome JazzmenWOR radio broadcastB30
November 11-23, 1947 (?)Argyle Show Lounge, ChicagoCharlie Parker QuintetPrivate recording (Acetate)C+13
Late 1947 (?)Unknown venue, WaukeganCharlie Parker QuintetPrivate recording (Acetate)C+15
January 3-6, 1948New Savoy Hotel Ballroom, ChicagoCharlie Parker QuintetPrivate recording (Tape)C+4
March 31, 1948Three Deuces, New YorkCharlie Parker QuintetPrivate recording (Dean Benedetti tape)B25
May 23, 1948Washington Music Hall, WashingtonDixieland vs. Bebop All-StarsPrivate recording (Acetate)B-52
July 6-11, 1948Onyx Club, New YorkCharlie Parker QuintetPrivate recording (Dean Benedetti tape)C56
July 7, 1948Onyx Club, New YorkCharlie Parker QuintetPrivate recording (Dean Benedetti tape)C4
July 10, 1948Onyx Club, New YorkCharlie Parker QuintetPrivate recording (Dean Benedetti tape)C36
July 11, 1948Onyx Club, New YorkCharlie Parker QuintetPrivate recording (Dean Benedetti tape)C37
August 1948Unknown location, New YorkCharlie Parker interviewPrivate recording (Tape)B-24
September 4, 1948Royal Roost Club, New YorkCharlie Parker QuintetWMCA radio broadcastB+57
September-October 1948Pershing Hotel Ballroom, ChicagoDizzy Gillespie Big BandPrivate recording (Acetate)C37
September-October 1948Pershing Hotel Ballroom, ChicagoCharlie Parker QuintetPrivate recording (Tape)C5
October 16, 1948Royal Roost Club, New YorkDizzy Gillespie Big BandWMCA radio broadcastB-5
December 11, 1948Royal Roost Club, New YorkCharlie Parker QuintetWMCA radio broadcastB+33
December 12, 1948Royal Roost Club, New YorkCharlie Parker QuintetWMCA radio broadcastB+10
December 18, 1948Royal Roost Club, New YorkCharlie Parker QuintetWMCA radio broadcastB+14
December 25, 1948Royal Roost Club, New YorkCharlie Parker QuintetWMCA radio broadcastB+24
January 1, 1949Royal Roost Club, New YorkCharlie Parker QuintetWMCA radio broadcastB+53
January 15, 1949Royal Roost Club, New YorkCharlie Parker QuintetWMCA radio broadcastB+20
January 22, 1949Royal Roost Club, New YorkCharlie Parker QuintetWMCA radio broadcastB+17
January 29, 1949Royal Roost Club, New YorkCharlie Parker QuintetWMCA radio broadcastB+5
February 5, 1949Royal Roost Club, New YorkCharlie Parker QuintetWMCA radio broadcastB+14
February 11, 1949Carnegie Hall, New YorkJazz at the PhilharmonicPrivate recording (Tape)B-112
February 12, 1949Royal Roost Club, New YorkCharlie Parker QuintetWMCA radio broadcastB+30
February 19, 1949Royal Roost Club, New YorkCharlie Parker QuintetWMCA radio broadcastB+31
February 21, 1949WPIX-TV Studio, New YorkMetronome Award ShowWPIX TV broadcastB13
February 26, 1949Royal Roost Club, New YorkCharlie Parker SeptetWMCA radio broadcastB+30
March 4, 1949CBS-TV Studio, New YorkJam sessionCBS TV broadcastB14
March 5, 1949Royal Roost Club, New YorkCharlie Parker SeptetWMCA radio broadcastB+55
March 5, 1949Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New YorkCharlie Parker All-StarsUnknown air checkB-7
March 12, 1949Royal Roost Club, New YorkCharlie Parker SeptetWMCA radio broadcastB+41
March 28-April 10, 1949 (?)Pershing Hotel Ballroom, ChicagoCharlie Parker QuintetPrivate recording (Acetate)C+50
May 8-15, 1949Salle Pleyel, ParisCharlie Parker QuintetPrivate recording (Tape)B-65
May 12, 1949Colisée Movie Theatre, RoubaixCharlie Parker QuintetPrivate recording (Acetate)B-29
May 15, 1949Salle Pleyel, ParisJam sessionPrivate recording (Tape)B5
October 1, 1949Bluebird Inn, DetroitPhil Hill QuintetPrivate recording (Tape)C0
Late November 1949Pershing Hotel Ballroom, ChicagoCharlie Parker QuintetPrivate recording (Tape)C+59
December 24, 1949Carnegie Hall, New YorkCharlie Parker QuintetVoice of America radio broadcastB28
February 14, 1950Birdland, New YorkCharlie Parker SextetPrivate recording (Tape)C+44
February 18, 1950St. Nicholas Arena, New YorkCharlie Parker QuintetPrivate recording (Tape)C+64
Mid-March 1950Café Society Downtown, New YorkJam sessionPrivate recording (Tape)B-33
April 1950Unknown venue, New YorkJam sessionPrivate recording (Tape)C17
April 3, 1950Nola Penthouse Studios, New YorkGene Roland OrchestraPrivate recording (Tape)B29
May 1, 1950Unknown venue, New YorkInterview with Marshall Stearns, John MaherPrivate recording (Tape)B21
May 17, 1950Birdland, New YorkCharlie Parker SextetPrivate recording (Tape)B95
May 19, 1950Renaissance Ballroom, New YorkMachito's Afro-Cuban bandPrivate recording (Tape)B15
May 28, 1950William Henry Apartments, New YorkJam sessionPrivate recording (Wire)B-34
June 1950William Henry Apartments, New YorkJam sessionPrivate recording (Wire)B-16
June-July 1950Café Society Downtown, New YorkCharlie Parker QuintetPrivate recording (Tape)B-51
June 30, 1950Birdland, New YorkBirdland All-StarsPrivate recording (Tape)B87
Summer 1950Unknown venue, New YorkCharlie Parker QuartetUnknown radio broadcastB-5
Late summer 1950Apollo Theater, New YorkCharlie Parker with StringsUnknown radio broadcastB7
August 17-23, 1950Apollo Theater, New YorkCharlie Parker with StringsPrivate recording (Tape)B64
August 28, 1950Rainbow Inn, New BrunswickCharlie Parker SextetPrivate recording (Tape)C+26
October 23, 1950Pershing Hotel Ballroom, ChicagoCharlie Parker SeptetPrivate recording (Tape)C+49
October 31, 1950Unknown TV studio, New YorkCharlie Parker studio bandPrivate recording (Tape)C+7
November 20, 1950Konserthuset, StockholmCharlie Parker and His Swedish All-StarsPrivate recording (Tape)B-0
November 22, 1950Amiralen Dance Hall, MalmöCharlie Parker and His Swedish All-StarsPrivate recording (Tape)B-20
November 24, 1950Folkets Park, HälsingborgCharlie Parker and His Swedish All-StarsPrivate recording (Tape)B-33
November 24, 1950Unknown restaurant, HälsingborgJam sessionPrivate recording (Tape)B-22
November 28, 1950Studio Washington, Le Poste Parisien, ParisCharlie Parker with the Maurice Moufflard OrchestraO.R.T.F. radio broadcastB3
December 23, 1950Birdland, New YorkCharlie Parker QuintetWJZ radio broadcastB20
January 19, 1951Diplomat Hotel, New YorkCharlie Parker QuintetPrivate recording (Tape)C17
February 1951Birdland, New YorkCharlie Parker interviewVoice of America radio broadcastB6
February 11, 1951Pershing Hotel Ballroom, ChicagoCharlie Parker SextetPrivate recording (Tape)C+35
March 24, 1951Birdland, New YorkCharlie Parker with StringsWJZ radio broadcastB19
March 31, 1951Birdland, New YorkCharlie Parker QuintetWJZ radio broadcastB25
April 7, 1951Birdland, New YorkCharlie Parker with StringsWJZ radio broadcastB24
April 8, 1951Birdland, New YorkCharlie Parker QuintetVoice of America radio broadcastB-30
April 12, 1951Christy's Restaurant, FraminghamJam sessionPrivate recording (Tape)B-31
April 21, 1951Symphony Ballroom, BostonCharlie Parker QuintetPrivate recording (Tape)B-79
June 23, 1951Eastern Parkway Ballroom, BrooklynCharlie Parker QuintetPrivate recording (Tape)B-52
July 22, 1951Municipal Auditorium, Kansas CityWoody Herman OrchestraPrivate recording (Tape)B51
August 1951Lennie Tristano's studio, New YorkCharlie Parker All-StarsPrivate recording (Tape)C+8
November 4, 1951Veterans Administration Hospital, PhiladelphiaCharlie Parker SextetPrivate recording (Tape)C+14
February 24, 1952Dumont TV Studio, New YorkCharlie Parker and Dizzy GillespieDumont Network TV broadcastB6
March 24, 1952Loew's Valencia Theatre, JamiacaJerry Jerome All-StarsPrivate recording (Tape)B-38
June 16, 1952Trade Winds Club, InglewoodHarry Babasin All-StarsPrivate recording (Tape)B44
July 15, 1952Jirayr Zorthian's ranch, AltadenaJam sessionPrivate recording (Tape)B-77
September 20, 1952Birdland, New YorkCharlie Parker QuartetUnknown radio broadcastB+11
September 26, 1952Rockland Palace Ballroom, New YorkCharlie Parker GroupPrivate recording (Tape)B113
October 18, 1952Howard Theatre, WashingtonJam sessionPrivate recording (Tape)B57
November 1, 1952Birdland, New YorkCharlie Parker with the Modern Jazz QuartetUnknown radio broadcastB10
November 14, 1952Carnegie Hall, New YorkCharlie Parker with StringsLocation recordingB-117
December 1952Apollo Theater, New YorkCharlie Parker with Buster Harding OrchestraUnknown radio broadcastB-3
December 8-14, 1952Hi-Hat Club, BostonCharlie Parker and His All-StarsUnknown radio broadcastB11
December 14, 1952Hi-Hat Club, BostonCharlie Parker and His All-StarsWCOP radio broadcastB+42
Unknown 1953Tony Fruscella's apartment, New YorkJam sessionPrivate recording (Tape)C29
February 5, 1953CBC-TV Studio, MontrealCharlie Parker All-StarsUnknown TV broadcastB13
February 7, 1953Chez Paree Nightclub, MontrealCharlie Parker All-StarsPrivate recording (Tape)B35
February 16, 1953Band Box, New YorkBill Harris-Chubby Jackson HerdWMGM radio broadcastB-15
February 21-22, 1953Howard Theatre, WashingtonCharlie Parker QuartetPrivate recording (Tape)B-23
February 22, 1953Club Kavakos, WashingtonCharlie Parker All-StarsPrivate recording (Tape)B30
March 10, 1953Storyville, BostonCharlie Parker All-StarsWHDH radio broadcastB19
March 23, 1953Band Box, New YorkCharlie Parker All-StarsWMGM radio broadcastB5
March 30, 1953Band Box, New YorkCharlie Parker QuartetWMGM radio broadcastB22
May 9, 1953Birdland, New YorkCharlie Parker Quartet with CandidoWABC radio broadcastB-19
May 15, 1953Massey Hall, TorontoQuintet of the YearPrivate recording (Tape)B48
May 22, 1953Birdland, New YorkCharlie Parker QuartetWABC radio broadcastB-10
May 23, 1953Birdland, New YorkDizzy Gillespie All-StarsWABC radio broadcastB-10
May 29, 1953Birdland, New YorkCharlie Parker QuintetWJZ radio broadcastB+15
May-June 1953 (?)Birdland, New YorkCharlie Parker QuartetWJZ radio broadcastB6
June 13, 1953WHDH studio, BostonInterviewWHDH radio broadcastB18
June 14, 1953Hi-Hat Club, BostonCharlie Parker and His All-StarsWCOP radio broadcastB22
June 26, 1953Birdland, New YorkCharlie Parker with the Max Roach QuartetWABC radio broadcastB-18
July 26, 1953Open Door, New YorkJam sessionPrivate recording (Tape)B-67
September 22, 1953Storyville, BostonCharlie Parker All-StarsWHDH radio broadcastB22
November 4, 1953Erb Memorial Union, University of Oregon, EugeneCharlie Parker with the Chet Baker QuartetPrivate recording (Tape)B-13
January 4-10, 1954Hi-Hat Club, BostonCharlie Parker and His All-StarsWCOP radio broadcastB51
January 18, 1954Hi-Hat Club, BostonCharlie Parker and His All-StarsWCOP radio broadcastB30
January 23, 1954Hi-Hat Club, BostonCharlie Parker and His All-StarsWCOP radio broadcastB22
January 24, 1954Hi-Hat Club, BostonCharlie Parker and His All-StarsWCOP radio broadcastB30
Early 1954WHDH studio, BostonInterviewWHDH radio broadcastB13
February 25, 1954Civic Auditorium, PortlandStan Kenton Big BandPrivate recording (Tape)B-10
August 27, 1954Birdland, New YorkCharlie Parker with StringsWABC radio broadcastB15
Late 1954-Early 1955Dick Meldonian's apartment, New YorkCharlie Parker with Dick MeldonianPrivate recording (Tape)B10
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