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Charlie Parker November 11-23, 1947

Main Session Personnel
trumpet
alto saxophone
piano
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Unknown Rhythm Tune I (Incomplete) 2:22
2 Blues Fragment (Incomplete) 0:28
3 Ornithology (Incomplete) 2:15
4 Unknown Rhythm Tune II (Incomplete) 2:50
genre: bop
Recording Date: 
1947-11 - 1947-11
Label Name: 
Private Recording on acetate
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: 
Duke Jordan
Personnel: 
Tommy Potter
Personnel: 
Max Roach
Ensemble Size: 
quintet
Venue Type: 
live performance
Venue Name: 
Argyle Lounge
Venue Location: 
Chicago, Illinois
Session Details: 

These tracks are only Bird's solos. As with past situations, we will call them ALL incomplete. Also, Burton & Sutherland both suggest that track 4 is actually Dizzy Atmosphere. As they are listed, however, they are simply called "unknown rhythm tune" which we take to mean the horns lay out. -JS

 

 Regarding track #2: "F" in "Fragment" is capitalized, implying it is part of the title. But the track is only 0:28 long, so suggests it is simply an improvised blues of which only a fragment exists from the recording. -JS

 

The two 'unknown rhythm tune' tracks are a conundrum. What do they mean by "rhythm"? That only the rhythm section plays? In that case, though, it wouldn't be a Bird solo. 'rhythm' must refer to something else, not sure what. -JS

Sources: 
discographies of Allan Sutherland and John Burton, both of which can be found at birdlives.co.uk