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Charlie Parker Late November, 1949

Main Session Personnel
alto saxophone
trumpet
piano
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Wahoo 1:24
2 Wee 6:10
3 Hot House 6:17
4 Cheryl 4:52
5 I Can't Get Started 6:26
6 Groovin' High 5:31
7 I Cover the Waterfront 3:00
8 Confirmation 5:47
9 Now's the Time 6:36
10 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes 3:57
11 Ruby, My Dear 2:10
12 Big Foot (Air Conditioning) 1:27
13 How High the Moon 3:05
14 Star Dust 2:14 unknown (vocal)
15 Cool Blues 3:14
16 All the Things You Are 3:13
genre: bop
Recording Date: 
1949-11 - 1949-11
Label Name: 
Private
Leader(s): 
Charlie Parker
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
Charlie Parker
Personnel: 
Red Rodney
Personnel: 
Al Haig
Personnel: 
Tommy Potter
Personnel: 
Roy Haynes
Ensemble Size: 
quintet
Venue Type: 
live performance
Venue Name: 
Pershing Ballroom
Venue Location: 
Chicago, Illinois
Session Details: 

Oof, where to start on this session. First thing: there were two separate recording sources, apparently, which accounts for why some issues are better quality than others, but are only clips of Parker's solos. This is according to Losin, particularly, but Sutherland and Burton allude to it. -JS

 

Also, Sutherland and Burton list two additional tracks, compared with Losin: "Cool Blues" & "All the Things You Are". Not sure why, as neither of them mention this discrepancy, but more research will be done. Also, Sutherland and Burton list another version of Stardust, shorter, but from the same time frame (November 1949) and same location/personnel. The assumption would seem to be that this is simply the shorter clip that Losin references, and are in fact part of the same tune.

 

Some housekeeping stuff: Some of the songs have subtitles, "Wahoo" is listed parenthetically as "perdido", "Wee" as "Allen's Alley", and "Big Foot" as "Air Conditioning". This is generally done because a different tune is being played over an older song's chord progression, but not 100% sure this is the case here. -JS

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