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Charlie Parker August 17-23,1950

genre: bop
Recording Date: 
1950-08 - 1950-08
Label Name: 
private
Leader(s): 
Charlie Parker
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
oboe
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Skill/instrument: 
harp
Skill/instrument: 
violin
Skill/instrument: 
violin
Skill/instrument: 
violin
Skill/instrument: 
violin
Skill/instrument: 
violin
Personnel: 
Charlie Parker
Personnel: 
Tommy Mace
Personnel: 
Billy Taylor
Personnel: 
Tommy Potter
Personnel: 
Roy Haynes
Personnel: 
Wallace McManus
Personnel: 
Teddy Blume
Personnel: 
Sam Caplan
Personnel: 
Stan Karpenia
Personnel: 
Dave Uchitel
Personnel: 
Bill Bundy
Ensemble Size: 
orchestra
Venue Type: 
live performance
Venue Name: 
Apollo Theatre
Venue Location: 
New York, New York
Recording company
Producer: 
Al Porcino
Session Engineer: 
Jimmy Knepper
Session Details: 

This session is  listed as a single entry in Burton and Losin, in that date range, but with the 6 shows listed separately and sequentially. It is assumed this is because--despite six sets over six days--it is unknown whether one day had two sets and one had none, or whatever. As such we will list them all in a single entry as previous discographers have done. ACcording to Losin, this is indeed because Bird frequently played more than one set per day, so even though the number of days is nearly identical to the number of sets, that does not necessarily mean there was one per day, hence the repeated identical track titles. As will be noted, the repetition of song titles should indicate the beginning and end of each set, 1-6. Finally, the sixth set has a take of "Easy to Love" listed, but it was apparently not from this batch of sessions. Sutherland, for some reason, lists separate entries, but all dated April 23.  -JS

 

Also, the recording was made by Al Porcino, Don Lanphere and Jimmy Knepper. JDisc doesn't let more than one name go under engineer which is why they are listed as "producer" and "session engineer". It was a live performance, broadcast (ergo, the presence and announcements of Symphony Sid) -JS

Sources: 
Plosin.com, Sutherland, Burton, jazzdisco.org