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Charlie Parker November 4, 1947

Main Session Personnel
trumpet
alto saxophone
piano
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Bird Feathers 2:51
2 Klact-oveeseds-tene 3:05
3 Klact-oveeseds-tene (Alternate Take) 3:05
4 Scrapple from the Apple (Alternate Take) 2:39
5 Scrapple from the Apple 2:39
Bird Symbols
Catalog #: PLP 407-S
6 My Old Flame 3:14
Bird Symbols
Catalog #: PLP 407-S
7 Out of Nowhere (Alternate Take I) 4:03
8 Out of Nowhere (Alternate Take II) 3:50
9 Out of Nowhere (Alternate Take III) 3:05
Bird Symbols
Catalog #: PLP 407-S
10 Don't Blame Me 2:47
Bird Symbols
Catalog #: PLP 407-S
genre: bop
Recording Date: 
1947-11-04
Label Name: 
Dial
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: 
studio
Venue Name: 
WOR Studios
Venue Location: 
New York, New York
Session Details: 

According to Sutherland, tracks 2&3 (he says 1&2, but that's most probably a typo) are spelled slightly differently on one of the issues: Instead of "Klact-Oveeseds-Tene", it is spelled "Klact-Oveeseds-Teen". -JS

Also, in the notes for the previous session, Bird Feathers is listed as the subtitle for Dewey Square, implying that Dewey Square is a contrafact (new melody played over old chords) of Bird Feathers. But in this session (and with no further elaboration) Bird Feathers is listed as the track itself, with "Schnourphology" as an "aka" or subtitle. That would seem to say that Dewey Square is a contrafact of Bird Feathers which is itself a contrafact of Schnourphology. Is this true? Similarly, Scrapple from the Apple is given an "aka" which is "Little Be-Bop". Not sure what that means, either. Incidentally, Burton's discography (which preceded Sutherlands) does not list Schnourphology as a subtitle. Meanwhile, Jazzdisco.org lists a subtitle for "My Old Flame" (Blue Lamp) which neither Burton nor Sutherland list. -JS

Neither Burton, Sutherland nor Jazzdisco.org indicate which of the three "Out of Nowhere" takes was the master. -JS

Sources: 
jazzdisco.org, allmusic, & Alan Sutherland and John Burton's discographies, found on birdlives.co.uk, jazzdisco.org