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Charlie Parker November 24, 1950 (septet)

Main Session Personnel
alto saxophone
trumpet
trumpet
tenor saxophone
piano
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 How High the Moon/Ornithology 3:40
2 Body and Soul (Incomplete) 11:45
3 Fine and Dandy (Incomplete) 5:39
genre: bop
Recording Date: 
1950-11-24
Label Name: 
private
Leader(s): 
Charlie Parker
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
Charlie Parker
Personnel: 
Rolf Ericson
Personnel: 
Rowland Greenberg
Personnel: 
Gosta Theselius
Personnel: 
Lennart Nilsson
Personnel: 
Folke Holst
Personnel: 
Eric Nilsson
Ensemble Size: 
septet
Venue Type: 
live performance
Venue Name: 
Unknown restaurant
Venue Location: 
Halsingborg, Sweden
Session Details: 

Apparently, Charlie Parker participated in a weeklong tour of Sweden, of which this concert is part. According to Losin's discography, there were other dates, too, but he does not list specific session personnel or setlists. This information may be unknown, and generally without either a setlist OR personnel, jdisc doesn't . -JS

 

Also, apparently there are some sources (on issues, I think) that have a track of Ornithology as being separate from How High the Moon, but according to Losin, the band just starts playing Ornithology for the last 0:47 of the track. Here is Losin's reasoning why that is probably so:

Track 15 of Arpeggio ARJ 012 is supposed to be a 4:37 version of "Ornithology," but it is rather the closing 0:47 of the preceding tune. I'm not sure whether such a version exists or whether this is just an error by Robert Bregman and the producers of this CD. All of the issues I have heard (Bird Box, Arpeggio, Philology) duplicate the concluding 1:29 of the third fragment of "Body and Soul."

-JS

 

Here are the lists of other dates of Parker in Sweden. If they have no jdisc entry, that's because we have no info on personnel or setlist:

Parker and Roy Eldridge took part in a one week tour of Sweden in mid-November. The itinerary was as follows:

November 20: Konserthuset, Stockholm (two shows)
November 20 (after the Konserthuset shows): Van der Lindeska Valven, Stockholm (jam session)
November 21: Unknown venue, Gothenburg (two shows)
November 22: Amiralen Dance Hall, Malmö
November 22 (after the Malmö show): Unknown venue, Lund (jam session)
November 23: KB Hallen, Copenhagen (two shows)
November 24: Folkets Park, Hälsingborg
November 24 (after the Folkets Park show): Unknown restaurant (jam session)
November 25: Unknown venue, Hälsingborg (Vail says Jönköping)
November 26: Unknown venue, Stockholm (Vail says Gävle

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