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Charlie Parker October-November 1948

genre: bop
Recording Date: 
1948-10 - 1948-11
Label Name: 
Private
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 Location: 
Waukegan, Illinois
Recording company
Company Name: 
private
Session Details: 

Some controversy about the tracks and date/time-frame. While Sutherland, Burton and Losin all agree that Philology's date of "late 1947" is most likely incorrect, because of other scheduled events in that period of times, none of them agree on the exact track list. and for some reason, Losin still lists 1947, albeit with a question mark. It appears Oct-Nov 1948 is more likely, however.
-JS

Also, Losin leaves out Barbados, the longer version of Embraceable You, and How High the Moon/Ornithology. He also leaves off Slow Boat to China and the second 52nd Street Theme, but Burton warrants that those two may in fact be from a Chicago gig, not this waukegan one. Also, Losin refers to how high the moon, without the parenthetical Bird tune Ornithology which of course is based on HHtM's chord progression. Not sure which tune it actually is on the recording, as the issue is not currently on hand when this was written. -JS

Sutherland casts doubt on whether all this personnel (besides Parker, of course) is correct. -JS

 

Finally, these are all fragments, largely of Parker's solos. Therefore, we have included the demarcation of "incomplete" beside every track. -JS

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