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Charlie Parker February 15, 1943

Main Session Personnel
alto saxophone
trumpet
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Sweet Georgia Brown 7:40
genre: Swing, bop
Recording Date: 
1943-02-15
Leader(s): 
Charlie Parker
Leader(s): 
Dizzy Gillespie
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
Charlie Parker
Personnel: 
Dizzy Gillespie
Personnel: 
Oscar Pettiford
Personnel: 
Shadow Wilson
Ensemble Size: 
quartet
Venue Type: 
live performance
Venue Name: 
Savoy Hotel, Room 305
Venue Location: 
New York, New York
Session Details: 

Burton notes that this is the first recordings of Dizzy and Bird together. He mentions that the track is continuous, but was split onto two sides of a record. Jazzdisco lists two separate tracks, but clearly that is incorrect. Interestingly, though, Jazzdisco lists Shadow Wilson playing drums, whereas Sutherland and Burton say it's just a trio. I'm putting Wilson as part of the group on this session, but there is an asterisk there... -JS

Sources: 
jazzdisco.org, allmusic, discogs, Allan Sutherland's discography & John Burton's discography (www.birdlives.co.uk; or just google Burton or Sutherland with Charlie parker and it's the first hit)