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Charlie Parker May 23, 1948

Main Session Personnel
trumpet
alto saxophone
trombone
tenor saxophone
trombone
clarinet
cornet
piano
bass
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Tiny's Blues 7:02 Charlie Parker (omit)
2 Introduction by Jackson Lowe (Part I) 1:26 Jackson Lowe (announcer)
3 Bernie's Tune 7:37
4 These Foolish Things 8:36
5 Introduction by Jackson Lowe (Part II) 0:06 Jackson Lowe (announcer)
6 Scrapple from the Apple 10:16
7 Stage Chatter & Introduction 0:30 (announcer), (announcer)
8 Ornithology 4:54
9 Introduction by Willis Conover 1:37 Willis Conover (announcer)
10 Koko 6:14
11 C Jam Blues 3:14
Content State: published
genre: bop
Recording Date: 
1948-05-23
Label Name: 
Private
Leader(s): 
Charlie Parker
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
trombone
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
trombone
Skill/instrument: 
clarinet
Skill/instrument: 
cornet
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
Charlie Walp
Personnel: 
Charlie Parker
Personnel: 
Earl Swope
Personnel: 
Ben Lary
Personnel: 
Benny Morton
Personnel: 
Tony Parenti
Personnel: 
Wild Bill Davison
Personnel: 
Sam Krupit
Personnel: 
Arthur Phipps
Personnel: 
Mert Oliver
Personnel: 
Buddy Rich
Ensemble Size: 
sextet
Venue Type: 
live performance
Venue Name: 
Washington Music Hall
Venue Location: 
Washington D.C.
Session Details: 

Burton and Sutherland list this as occurring some time in 1947, but Losin, in an updated discography, found it to have taken place on this particular date. Also, Burton & Sutherland were unsure about some of the personnel, which has been clarified by Losin's post. They were working from incomplete fragments that had been originally issued, while Losin had subsequent access to the full recordings. Furthermore, Sutherland/Burton do not have "Tiny's Blues" (probably because Parker lays out on that track), and list Ornithology as "Maybe 1949" with the Nat Cole trio. We thank Peter Losin for his correspondence in helping to elucidate the truth about this session. -JS

Sources: 
www.plosin.com, 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), jazzdisco.org