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Charlie Parker September 20, 1947

Main Session Personnel
alto saxophone
trumpet
clarinet
piano
guitar
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Koko 0:52 Barry Ulanov (announcer)
2 On the Sunny Side of the Street (into 52nd Street Theme) 3:42
3 How Deep Is the Ocean? 3:00
4 Tiger Rag 4:13 Barry Ulanov (announcer)
5 52nd Street Theme 0:48 Barry Ulanov (announcer)
genre: bop
Recording Date: 
1947-09-20
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

jazzdisco lists one fewer track than Burton & Sutherland. The latter is more accurate: "Tiger Rag" becomes an announcement which goes right into the theme of "Fifty-Second Street", while a voiceover is spoken over. Similarly, Sutherland/Burton both list On the Sunny Side of the Street and the first 52nd Street Theme as separate tracks, but say the former bleeds into the latter and give only one track-time. That's not quite a medley, but it's not separate tracks either, so we combined them into a single track. -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)