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Charlie Parker November 8, 1947

Main Session Personnel
alto saxophone
trumpet
clarinet
piano
guitar
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 52nd Street Theme 1:40
1.5 Announcement by Barry Ulanov 0:35 Barry Ulanov (announcer)
2 Donna Lee 2:22
3 Everything I Have Is Yours 3:05 (vocal), (omit), (omit), (omit)
4 Medley: Fats Flat & Hot House 2:55
5 Tea for Two 2:34 (omit), (omit)
6 Don't Blame Me 3:11 (omit), (omit), (omit)
7 Groovin' High 3:35 Allen Eager (tenor saxophone)
8 Koko 5:41
9 Anthropology 0:36 (announcer), (announcer)
genre: bop
Recording Date: 
1947-11-08
Label Name: 
Us Treasury/ Mutual Studios
Leader(s): 
Charlie Parker
Leader(s): 
Barry Ulanov
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
clarinet
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
guitar
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
Charlie Parker
Personnel: 
Fats Navarro
Personnel: 
John LaPorta
Personnel: 
Lennie Tristano
Personnel: 
Billy Bauer
Personnel: 
Tommy Potter
Personnel: 
Buddy Rich
Ensemble Size: 
septet
Venue Type: 
radio broadcast
Venue Name: 
Mutual Studios
Venue Location: 
New York, New York
Session Details: 

With the exception of the first track (where Ulanov's announcement is listed as lasting 0:35), there are announcements by Ulanov following every track, leading into the next one. Over the first and last tracks, Bruce Elliot does a voice over. -JS

Between jazzdisco.org, Sutherland and Burton, there are some discrepancies regarding who plays on what, in terms of personnel variance. Burton doesn't list any, and since Sutherland is generally more accurate than Jazzdisco.org, we are using his. However, that fact should be noted and backed up in the future. Sutherland, however, skips a 'track 4' in his listing. This is probably just a typographical error. No evidence suggets there is actually a missing track 4. Therefore, when Sutherland lists that Fats Navarro plays on all tracks "except 3, 5 &6", for example, we take it to mean that he is omitted from Tea for Two, not Fats Flat, since the notes list the latter as Navarro's feature. -JS

 

This is more of a mess than at first appearance: Allen Eager is listed as playing on track "9 only", but in the notes Groovin' High (track 8 in Sutherland's discography, but technically track 7 because of the omission of 4) is listed as his feature track. Again, probably just a mistake, as it wouldn't make sense otherwise. However, I'm going to assume it is still ONLY Groovin' High on which Eager plays, since neither jazzdisco.or nor burton list him AT ALL. However, according to discogs.com, Eager also plays on Koko and Anthropology. -JS

Fats Flat(s)/Hot House: We list this as a medley. No source lists it as "Fats Flat (aka Hot House)" which is usually indicative of a contrafactual tune, so it stands to reason that this is Fats Navarro playing some of his own tune "Fats Flat" with a little of "Hot House", too. 

Jazzdisco, for example, simply doesn't list "Everything I Have Is Yours", "Tea for Two" or "Don't Blame Me". -JS

Sources: 
jazzdisco.org, allmusic, & Alan Sutherland and John Burton's discographies, found on birdlives.co.uk, discogs.com "Charlie Parker with Lennie Tristano Trio"