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Charlie Parker September 13, 1947

Main Session Personnel
alto saxophone
trumpet
clarinet
piano
guitar
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Koko 1:00 Bruce Elliott (announcer)
2 Hot House 5:44
3 I Surrender Dear 3:21 (omit), (omit), (omit)
4 Fine and Dandy 3:41 (announcer), (announcer)
genre: bop
Recording Date: 
1947-09-13
Label Name: 
US Treasury Radio Broadcast
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: 
Dizzy Gillespie
Personnel: 
John LaPorta
Personnel: 
Lennie Tristano
Personnel: 
Billy Bauer
Personnel: 
Ray Brown
Personnel: 
Max Roach
Ensemble Size: 
septet
Venue Type: 
radio broadcast
Venue Name: 
Mutual Studios
Venue Location: 
New York, New York
Recording company
Producer: 
Barry Ulanov
Session Details: 

The group is listed as "Barry Ulanov and his All Star Metronome Jazzmen". Ulanov, obviously, is not a jazz musician though and our policy on jdisc is that the leader should be the musician who is leading the group. Because of that, we are calling this a Charlie Parker session. The one example that runs counter to that, in our discographies, is the Peter Granz sessions in Europe where he assembled a constantly shifting rotation of star jazzmen, for a tour of concerts that would not have existed without him. The case with Ulanov being called the leader in discographies, however, is more a marketing tool in this case. -JS

Bruce Elliott, the second person listed as making announcements on the tracks besides Ulanov, appears to be the writer who died in 1973, but we are not certain. It just seems his dates make sense against the date of recording, and both he and Ulanov were writers in NYC. -JS

jazzdisco.org doesn't list track 3 where the horns lay out and only the rhythm section play. Strangely, sutherland lists track 2 as the one that the horns lay out (and, at that, only parker and dizzy... leaving laporta alone with the rhythm). Burton, however, says it's "I surrender Dear" where the horns lay out, listing it as "rhythm section only". Burton doesn't list it like an individual track, though, which implies perhaps that it is played continuously after "Hot House". We will go with Burton who preceded Sutherland, since Sutherland doesn't explain the discrepancy between his entry and Burton, and since jazzdisco's omission matches Burton's assertion. -JS

Sources: 
jazzdisco.org, allmusic, Allan Sutherland's discography & John Burton's discography (www.birdlives.co.uk; or just google Burton or Sutherland with Charlie parker and it's the first hit)