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Charlie Parker October 23, 1950

Main Session Personnel
alto saxophone
tenor saxophone
guitar
piano
bass
drums
trombone
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 There's a Small Hotel 10:11 (tenor saxophone), (omit), (omit)
2 These Foolish Things 2:03 (tenor saxophone), (omit), (omit)
3 Keen and Peachy 6:26 (tenor saxophone), (omit), (omit)
4 Hot House 9:04 (tenor saxophone), (omit), (omit)
5 Swivel Hips (aka, Bird, Bass, and Out) (incomplete) 3:35
6 Goodbye 3:10 (announcer, omit), (tenor saxophone), (omit)
7 Indiana 5:51
8 I Can't Get Started 2:47
9 Anthropology 5:18
10 Out of Nowhere 2:46
11 Get Happy 5:34
12 Hot House 5:00
13 Embraceable You 2:00 unknown (vocal)
14 Body and Soul 2:15 unknown (vocal)
15 Cool Blues 3:14
16 Star Dust (Incomplete) 0:56 unknown (vocal)
17 All the Things You Are 3:07
18 Billie's Bounce 3:08
19 Pennies from Heaven (Incomplete I) 3:18
20 Pennies from Heaven (Incomplete II) 2:57
genre: bop
Recording Date: 
1950-10-23
Label Name: 
private
Leader(s): 
Charlie Parker
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
guitar
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Skill/instrument: 
trombone
Personnel: 
Charlie Parker
Personnel: 
Von Freeman
Personnel: 
George Freeman
Personnel: 
Chris Anderson
Personnel: 
Leroy Jackson
Personnel: 
Bruz Freeman
Personnel: 
unknown
Ensemble Size: 
quintet
Venue Type: 
live performance
Venue Name: 
Pershing Ballroom
Venue Location: 
Chicago, Illinois
Session Details: 

Discographies list this as two different sessions, even though the personnel is almost exactly the same, as is the location and date. The only difference is Von Freeman vs Claude McLin and the unknown trombonist. In fact, according to Losin, it's not even clear whether McLin DOES play on the tracks he's listed on here. It might be Freeman the entire time. Also, according to Burton, tracks 1-6 may be a different session date altogether, although Losin does not surmise this explicitly. Losin suggests this is because the sets were recorded by two different people, and mentions that in all the hard copies he has looked at, they are listed separately. For our purposes, however, we have combined them. -JS

For the tracks that list "omit" "unknown", it should be understood to refer to the trombonist. Also for tracks. Also tracks 7-11 are listed as "first set" and 8-16 are listed as "second set". Not sure where the first six tracks fit into that equation, according to the sources at hand. The only clue is that tracks 7-16 are definitively listed as being made by Donald Coy, while the first six don't have a certain recordist listed. -JS

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