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Jazz at the Philharmonic February 12, 1945

Main Session Personnel
vocal
trumpet
alto saxophone
tenor saxophone
tenor saxophone
tenor saxophone
piano
electric guitar
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Body And Soul 3:06
2 Strange Fruit 2:56 (omit), (omit), (omit), (omit), (omit), (omit)
Content State: draft
genre: Swing, Vocal jazz
Recording Date: 
1945-02-12
Label Name: 
Clef MGC
Leader(s): 
Billie Holiday
Leader(s): 
Norman Granz
Skill/instrument: 
vocal
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
electric guitar
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
Billie Holiday
Personnel: 
Howard McGhee
Personnel: 
Willie Smith
Personnel: 
Illinois Jacquet
Personnel: 
Charlie Ventura
Personnel: 
Wardell Gray
Personnel: 
Milt Raskin
Personnel: 
Dave Barbour
Personnel: 
Charles Mingus
Personnel: 
Dave Coleman
Ensemble Size: 
nonet
Venue Type: 
live performance
Venue Name: 
Philharmonic Auditorium
Venue Location: 
Los Angeles, CA
Recording company
Company Name: 
Clef MGC
Session Details: 

There is some discrepancy regarding the date (incorrectly listed as April 22, 1946) as well as personnel. Specifically, Lord lists Strange fruit as piano and vocal only, while Varela lists it as including Mingus on bass, too. The Wardell Discography seems to list full group for that track, which is most assuredly incorrect. -JS

Sources: 
Alberto Varela's Billie Holiday Discography; Tom Lord (lordisco.com); James Accardi Wardell Gray discography