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Charlie Parker 1947 or 1949

Main Session Personnel
alto saxophone
quintet, male vocal
genre: bop
Recording Date: 
1947 - 1949
Label Name: 
private
Leader(s): 
Charlie Parker
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
quintet
Skill/instrument: 
male vocal
Personnel: 
Charlie Parker
Personnel: 
unknown
Personnel: 
unknown
Ensemble Size: 
quintet
Venue Type: 
session private
Venue Name: 
unknown
Venue Location: 
unknown
Session Details: 

Despite knowing so much detail about the track titles, it appears everything else: place, date, personnel, is unknown. Furthermore, track #2 is described as having a 'momentary Fifty-Second Street Theme & vocal fragment' within it. We assume from implication that it's part of the 2nd track and not a separate fragment, but it's not clear 100%. -JS

Also, the reason there is suspicion that this occurs later than the 1947 supposition, is the first track "Barbados" because that song otherwise wasn't recorded prior to 1948. Not perfect evidence, but good suggestion. -JS

Some track notes: besides the 'momentary 52nd Street theme' in track 1, Stardust has a 'tag' at the end of the tune of a song "Country Gardens"; also track 6 "Slow Boat to China" is ended by a  brief tag of '52nd Street Theme'. For some reason, in this latter case Sutherland & Burton both list it as a separate track, but not the Country Gardens tag. For our purposes, a tag of playing the head of a tune at the end of another song shouldn't necessarily be counted as a new track, if the play is continuous which is implied by the notes. -JS

 

Part of me wonders if this session could be considered part of this one, based on Losin's notes: http://jdisc.columbia.edu/session/charlie-parker-march-28-1949-april-10-...

Sources: 
jazzdisco.org, allmusic, 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)