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Dizzy Gillespie September to October 1948

genre: bop, big band
Recording Date: 
1948-09 - 1948-10
Label Name: 
private
Leader(s): 
Dizzy Gillespie
Leader(s): 
Charlie Parker
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
Conductor
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trombone
Skill/instrument: 
trombone
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
baritone saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Skill/instrument: 
conga
Personnel: 
Dizzy Gillespie
Personnel: 
Dizzy Gillespie
Personnel: 
Charlie Parker
Personnel: 
Miles Davis
Personnel: 
Dave Burns
Personnel: 
Willie Cook
Personnel: 
Elmon Wright
Personnel: 
Jesse Tarrant
Personnel: 
Andy Duryea
Personnel: 
John Brown
Personnel: 
Ernie Henry
Personnel: 
Joe Gayles
Personnel: 
James Moody
Personnel: 
Cecil Payne
Personnel: 
James Forman, Jr.
Personnel: 
Nelson Boyd
Personnel: 
Teddy Stewart
Personnel: 
Chano Pozo
Ensemble Size: 
big_band
Venue Type: 
live performance
Venue Name: 
Pershing Ballroom
Venue Location: 
Chicago, Illinois
Session Details: 

Pete Losin goes into extensive detail about the controversies surrounding this session here (http://www.plosin.com/milesAhead/BirdSessions.aspx?s=481000a). To summarize, although many put this as occurring in August (including sutherland & burton), based on the lead musician's other known committments during that month, it seems unlikely. Based on schedules and the repertoire, it appears this occurred sometime between September and October of 1948, as we have listed here. However, the track times are uniform between Burton/Sutherland/Losin, and Burton indicates that, once again, these are largely Parker's solos edited out of the original complete tracks, and therefore must be marked as "Incomplete" according to our method of demarcation. Furthermore, Burton and Sutherland know of four tracks whose titles are not known, but that were indeed recorded/played during this live session. Losin does not list these. The track orders vary between the three discographies, which makes sense if they are indeed simply edited out solos and not complete tracks. -JS

Also, as with other situations where a session has a range of possible dates (instead of one definite), when a track is duplicate we just say "version x" instead of calling them alternate/master. This is because ostensibly they occurred during different dates/sessions, and so are not actually alternates of each other. -JS

Sources: 
Sutherland/Burton discographies (birdlives.co.uk), Pete Losin Discography (plosin.com)