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Charlie Parker May 8, 1947

genre: bop
Recording Date: 
1947-05-08
Label Name: 
Savoy Records
Leader(s): 
Charlie Parker
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
Miles Davis
Personnel: 
Charlie Parker
Personnel: 
Bud Powell
Personnel: 
Tommy Potter
Personnel: 
Max Roach
Ensemble Size: 
quintet
Venue Type: 
studio
Venue Name: 
Harry Smith Studios
Venue Location: 
New York, New York
Session Details: 

Sutherland and Burton list each take numerically, but for some reason jazzdisco.org differentiates between "new" take and "original" take. I haven't see this distinction before, so not sure what it means. Furthermore, they list the take numbers, even for false starts and incompletes. That is not our policy on Jdisc, as it is confusing to include false starts and incompletes alongside legitimate Alternate takes of tunes. -JS

Burton/Sutherland mention that in the false starts, you can hear Charlie Parker say "hold it, hold it". Burton/Sutherland have "CP" next to track 2, but not sure what that means aside from Bird's initials. Is it him playing alone? -JS

Also Sutherland (but not Burton or jazzdisco.org) lists the track "9a"-- Chasin' the Bird, but not identified as a false start, or an alternate take. Not sure what the exact story is which this as Sutherland does not elaborate in his notes. -JS

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)