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Charlie Parker January 3, 1949

Main Session Personnel
alto saxophone
trumpet
trumpet
trumpet
trombone
trombone
clarinet
tenor saxophone
baritone saxophone
guitar
piano
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Overtime 3:05
2 Overtime (Alternate Take) 4:30
3 Victory Ball 2:39
4 Victory Ball (Alternate Take I) 2:38
5 Victory Ball (Alternate Take II) 4:10
genre: bop
Recording Date: 
1949-01-03
Label Name: 
RCA/Metronome
Leader(s): 
Charlie Parker
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trombone
Skill/instrument: 
trombone
Skill/instrument: 
clarinet
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
baritone saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
guitar
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
Charlie Parker
Personnel: 
Dizzy Gillespie
Personnel: 
Miles Davis
Personnel: 
Fats Navarro
Personnel: 
J.J. Johnson
Personnel: 
Kai Winding
Personnel: 
Buddy DeFranco
Personnel: 
Charlie Ventura
Personnel: 
Ernie Caceres
Personnel: 
Billy Bauer
Personnel: 
Lennie Tristano
Personnel: 
Eddie Safranski
Personnel: 
Shelly Manne
Ensemble Size: 
big_band
Venue Type: 
studio
Venue Name: 
Unknown
Venue Location: 
New York, New York
Session Details: 

I tried looking everywhere, but beyond even just Losin, Burton & Sutherland, the songs' different versions are all referred to as "short version" and "long version". No indication as to which is master and which is an alternate track. Peter Losin offered helpful input and we are grateful for his help on this issue, suggesting that since the 'shorter versions' appeared first on the original 78s, they can be considered 'Masters' for our purposes. Quoting Parker scholar Lawrence Koch: "Both tunes were issued in a 'long' version (over four minutes) and a 'short' version (around three minutes). The longer versions came out later in LP compilations, but the shorter ones were on the original 78s." (Lawrence O. Koch, Yardbird Suite (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1999), p. 162). Therefore, it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to call the short versions masters. -JS

Sources: 
Pete Losin discography (www.plosin.com), Sutherland & Burton discographies (birdlives.co.uk)