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Cootie Williams February 12, 1945

Main Session Personnel
trumpet
alto saxophone
piano
guitar
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 'Round Midnight into Seven Eleven 3:30
2 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me 4:16
3 Don't Blame Me 4:02
5 Perdido 4:03
6 Night Cap 4:57
7 Floogie Boo 3:50
8 St. Louis Blues 1:52
9 You Talk a Little Trash 3:07
genre: Swing, bop
Recording Date: 
1945-02-12
Leader(s): 
Cootie Williams
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
guitar
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
Cootie Williams
Personnel: 
Charlie Parker
Personnel: 
Arnold Jarvis
Personnel: 
Leroy Kirkland
Personnel: 
Carl Pruitt
Personnel: 
Sylvester Payne
Ensemble Size: 
sextet
Venue Type: 
radio broadcast
Venue Name: 
Savoy Ballroom
Venue Location: 
New York, New York
Session Details: 

Between the three discographies we have been using (Burton, Sutherland, jazzdisco.org), only Sutherland lists all nine tracks. Burton explains his exclusion due to Bird not soloing on the other tracks. Obviously, though, for a complete discography of any session that included Charlie Parker, we must include all tracks, not just the ones he solos on. Sutherland also mentions that on an issue that contained these tracks, there were mention of other tracks, but he does not specify whether these tracks were attributed to this same session or not.

Burton and Sutherland misspell Sylvester Payne's name as "Sylvester Paine".

An announcement follows the track "Floogie Boo".

Also, Sutherland lists the first track as "'Round Midnight" into "Seven Eleven". We're not sure of this second composition: "Seven Eleven" turns up only here, while a tune that Cootie Williams played with Benny Goodman in the past was called "Seven Comes Eleven". We listened to 'Round Midnight from Williams' "Echoes of Harlem", which supposedly drew from this session, so ostensibly we would hear the Monk tune blend into the mystery tune "Seven Eleven". However, to our ears, it still sounded like 'Round Midnight. For a placeholder, we have created an entry for the mystery tune, with composer listed as 'unknown', but more research must be done to determine what song this is, if any. -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)