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Neal Hefti December 1947

Main Session Personnel
trumpet
trumpet
trumpet
trombone
bass trombone
french horn
clarinet
alto saxophone
alto saxophone
alto saxophone
tenor saxophone
tenor saxophone
baritone saxophone
violin
violin
violin
violin
violin
violin
viola
viola
cello
piano
bass
drums
conga
arranger, Conductor
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Repetition 2:57
2 Rhumbacito 0:01 Charlie Parker (omit)
genre: bop
Recording Date: 
1947-12 - 1947-12
Label Name: 
Mercury
Leader(s): 
Neal Hefti
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trombone
Skill/instrument: 
bass trombone
Skill/instrument: 
french horn
Skill/instrument: 
clarinet
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
alto saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
baritone saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
violin
Skill/instrument: 
violin
Skill/instrument: 
violin
Skill/instrument: 
violin
Skill/instrument: 
violin
Skill/instrument: 
violin
Skill/instrument: 
viola
Skill/instrument: 
viola
Skill/instrument: 
cello
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Skill/instrument: 
conga
Skill/instrument: 
arranger
Skill/instrument: 
Conductor
Personnel: 
Doug Mettome
Personnel: 
Al Porcino
Personnel: 
Ray Wetzel
Personnel: 
Bill Harris
Personnel: 
Bart Varsalona
Personnel: 
Vincent Jacobs
Personnel: 
John LaPorta
Personnel: 
Sonny Salad
Personnel: 
Murray Williams
Personnel: 
Charlie Parker
Personnel: 
Flip Phillips
Personnel: 
Pete Mondello
Personnel: 
Manny Albam
Personnel: 
Gene Orloff
Personnel: 
Manny Fidler
Personnel: 
Sid Harris
Personnel: 
Sam Caplan
Personnel: 
Harry Katzman
Personnel: 
Ziggy Smirnoff
Personnel: 
Nat Nathanson
Personnel: 
Fred Ruzilla
Personnel: 
Joe Benaventi
Personnel: 
Tony Aless
Personnel: 
Curley Russell
Personnel: 
Shelly Manne
Personnel: 
Diego Iborra
Personnel: 
Neal Hefti
Personnel: 
Neal Hefti
Ensemble Size: 
orchestra
Venue Type: 
live performance
Venue Name: 
Carnegie Hall
Venue Location: 
New York, New York
Session Details: 

Some have alleged that this session was overdubbed by Parker after the fact, but according to Sutherland and Burton, that is false. Also, while those two list only one track (Repetition) jazzdisco.org list the two here, saying that Parker only plays on track #2 (Rhumbacito), which must be an error. -JS

Also, in jazzdisco.org (Sutherland/Burton don't list the orchestra personnel), the Conga player is spelled "Ibarra" as it is in other places on the internet for this session. However, his name is sometimes also spelled "Iborra" and some googling finds a myspace post of a man citing the death of his father "Diego Iborra", who played drums and there is a photograph, presumably of his father, with a sax player that is definitely Charlie Parker. This is all just an overwrought way of saying, his name is probably "iborra" but countless Anglo discographers mispelled it. -JS

Sources: 
jazzdisco.org, sutherland & Burton