Charlie Parker Catalog

1937 (age 17)

Charlie Parker - Bird's Eyes, Vol. 1  (Philology (It) 214 W 5)

Charlie Parker (alto sax)
Kansas City, MO, early 1937
Honeysuckle Rose
Body And Soul
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Three Deuces", NYC, fall 1948
Big Foot
52nd Street Theme
How High The Moon
52nd Street Theme (Short Version)
same session
Indiana
Out Of Nowhere
Fine And Dandy
All The Things You Are
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Walter Yost (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) Candido (percussion) Bob Garrity (announcer) unidentified strings
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, 1st set, November 14, 1952
Just Friends I

1940 (age 20)

Charlie Parker With Jay McShann And His Orchestra - Early Bird  (Stash ST-CD-542)

Buddy Anderson, Orville Minor (trumpet) Bob Gould (trombone, violin) John Jackson, Charlie Parker (alto sax) Bob Mabane (tenor sax) Jay McShann (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Gus Johnson (drums)
Trocadero Ballroom, Wichita, KS, August 9, 1940
Jumping At The Woodside
I Got Rhythm
Buddy Anderson, Bob Merrill, Orville Minor (trumpet) Lawrence Anderson, Joe Taswell Baird (trombone) John Jackson, Charlie Parker (alto sax) Fred Culliver, Bob Mabane (tenor sax) James Coe (baritone sax) Jay McShann (piano) Leonard "Lucky" Enois (guitar) Gene Ramey (bass) Doc West (drums) Al Hibbler (vocals -2)
"Savoy Ballroom", NYC, February 13, 1942
1.St. Louis Mood
2.I've Got It Bad
3.I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
4.Hootie Blues
5.Swingmatism
6.Love Don't Get You Nothing But The Blues

Jay McShann Orchestra Featuring Charlie Parker - Early Bird  (Spotlite (E) SPJ 120)

Buddy Anderson, Orville Minor (trumpet) Bob Gould (trombone, violin) Charlie Parker (alto sax) William J. Scott (tenor sax) Jay McShann (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Gus Johnson (drums)
Trocadero Ballroom, Wichita, KS, November 30, 1940
I've Found A New Baby
Body And Soul
Buddy Anderson, Orville Minor (trumpet) Bob Gould (trombone, violin) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Bob Mabane (tenor sax) Jay McShann (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Gus Johnson (drums)
Trocadero Ballroom, Wichita, KS, December 2, 1940
Honeysuckle Rose
Lady Be Good
Coquette
Moten Swing
Wichita Blues
unknown (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) unknown (sax) Al Tinney (piano) Ebenezer Paul (bass) unknown (drums) Clark Monroe (vocals)
Clark Monroe's Uptown House, NYC, January-March, 1942
Cherokee

1941

Jay McShann - The Early Bird Charlie Parker, 1941-1943: Jazz Heritage Series  (MCA 1338)

Buddy Anderson, Harold Bruce, Orville Minor (trumpet) Joe Taswell Baird (trombone) John Jackson, Charlie Parker (alto sax) Harold Ferguson, Bob Mabane (tenor sax) Jay McShann (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Gus Johnson (drums) Walter Brown (vocals -2)
Dallas, TX, April 30, 1941
1. 93730-ASwingmatism
2. 93731-AHootie Blues
3. 93732-ADexter Blues
Buddy Anderson, Bob Merrill, Orville Minor (trumpet) Lawrence Anderson, Joe Taswell Baird (trombone) John Jackson, Charlie Parker (alto sax) Fred Culliver, Bob Mabane (tenor sax) James Coe (baritone sax) Jay McShann (piano) Leonard "Lucky" Enois (guitar) Gene Ramey (bass) Doc West (drums) Walter Brown (vocals -1,3) Al Hibbler (vocals -2)
NYC, July 2, 1942
1. 70993-ALonely Boy Blues
2. 70994-AGet Me On Your Mind
3. 70995-AThe Jumpin' Blues
4. 70996-ASepian Bounce

Charlie Parker - The Complete Birth Of The Bebop  (Stash ST-CD-535)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Efferge Ware (guitar) Little Phil Phillips (drums)
Vic Damon Studio, Kansas City, MO, September, 1941 & 1942
Cherokee
My Heart Tells Me
I've Found A New Baby
Body And Soul
Billy Eckstine (trumpet -1) Charlie Parker (tenor sax) unknown (sax -1) Hurley Ramey (guitar) Bob Redcross (brushes -1)
Room 305 Of Savoy Hotel, Chicago, IL, February 28, 1943
1.Shoe Woogie
2.Body And Soul
Benny Goodman (clarinet, composer, leader) Charlie Parker (alto sax) and others
Chicago, IL, February, 1943
Avalon
China Boy
unknown (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) unknown (bass)
Lady Be Good

1943

Charlie Parker - Birth Of The Bebop: Bird On Tenor 1943  (Stash ST-260)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (tenor sax) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Shadow Wilson (drums)
Room 305 Of Savoy Hotel, Chicago, IL, February 15, 1943
Sweet Georgia Brown, Part 1
Sweet Georgia Brown, Part 2
Billy Eckstine (trumpet) Charlie Parker (tenor sax) unknown (sax -1) Hurley Ramey (guitar) Bob Redcross (brushes)
Room 305 Of Savoy Hotel, Chicago, IL, February 28, 1943
1.Three Guesses
2.Boggie Woogie
unknown (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) unknown (bass)
Chicago, IL, February, 1943
Indiana
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Hazel Scott (piano)
Chicago, IL, 1943
Embraceable You
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Don Byas (tenor sax) Al Haig (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
"Lincoln Square", NY, May 30, 1945
Sweet Georgia Brown (incomplete)
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) unknown (piano) Red Callender (bass) Doc West (drums)
California, February, 1946
Lover Come Back To Me, Part 1
Lover Come Back To Me, Part 2
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) unknown or Al Haig (piano) unknown (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
"Hotel Diplomat", NYC, early 1950
Billie's Bounce
Caravan
Drifting On A Reed
** also issued on Stash ST-CD-260.

1944

The Immortal Charlie Parker  (Savoy MG 12001)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Clyde Hart (piano) Tiny Grimes (guitar, vocals) Jimmy Butts (bass, vocals) Doc West (drums)
WOR Studios, Broadway, NYC, September 15, 1944
S5710-1Tiny's Tempo (short-take 1)
S5710-2Tiny's Tempo (short-take 2)
S5710-3Tiny's Tempo (orig.-take 3)
S5713-1Red Cross (short-take 1)
S5713-2Red Cross (orig.-take 2)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Dizzy Gillespie (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
WOR Studios, Broadway, NYC, November 26, 1945
S5851-4Now's The Time (orig.-take 4)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Bud Powell (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, May 8, 1947
S3420-2Donna Lee (new-take 2)
S3420-3Donna Lee (new-take 3)
S3421-1Chasin' The Bird (new-take 1)
S3422-1Cheryl (short-take 1)
S3422-2Cheryl (orig.-take 2)
S3423-2Buzzy (short-take 2)
S3423-3Buzzy (new-take 3)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (tenor sax) John Lewis (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, August 14, 1947
S3440-3Milestones (orig.-take 3)
S3441-1Little Willie Leaps (short-take 1)
S3441-2Little Willie Leaps (new-take 2)
S3441-3Little Willie Leaps (orig.-take 3)
S3442-1Half Nelson (new-take 1)
S3443-4Sippin' At Bells (new-take 4)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) John Lewis (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, September 24, 1948
B909-6Marmaduke (orig.-take 6)
B909-7Marmaduke (orig.-take 7)
B909-8Marmaduke (orig.-take 8)

Various Artists - The Changing Face Of Harlem  (Savoy SJL 2208)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Clyde Hart (piano) Tiny Grimes (guitar, vocals) Jimmy Butts (bass, vocals) Doc West (drums)
WOR Studios, Broadway, NYC, September 15, 1944
S5711-1I'll Always Love You Just The Same (take 1)
S5712-1Romance Without Finance (take 1)

Charlie Parker - Bird: Master Takes  (Savoy SJL 2201)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Clyde Hart (piano) Tiny Grimes (guitar, vocals) Jimmy Butts (bass, vocals) Doc West (drums): same session
WOR Studios, Broadway, NYC, September 15, 1944
S5711-2I'll Always Love You Just The Same (take 2)
S5712-5Romance Without Finance (take 5)

Charlie Parker - The Complete Savoy Studio Sessions  (Savoy SJL 5500)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Clyde Hart (piano) Tiny Grimes (guitar, vocals) Jimmy Butts (bass, vocals) Doc West (drums): same session
WOR Studios, Broadway, NYC, September 15, 1944
S5712-2Romance Without Finance (take 2)
S5712-4Romance Without Finance (take 4)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (tenor sax) John Lewis (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, August 14, 1947
S3440-1Milestones (orig.-take 1)
S3443-3Sippin' At Bells (short-take 3)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
United Sound Systems, Detroit, MI, December 21, 1947
D830-4Another Hair Do (orig.-take)
D831-2Bluebird (take 2)
D833-2Bird Gets The Worm (orig.-take 2)
Miles Davis (trumpet -1) Charlie Parker (alto sax) John Lewis (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, September 18, 1948
1. B902-5Constellation (take 5)
2. B903-4Parker's Mood (take 4)
3. B903-5Parker's Mood (take 5)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) John Lewis (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, September 24, 1948
B908-4Perhaps (short-take 4)
B909-1Marmaduke (short-take 1)
B909-3Marmaduke (short-take 3)
B909-4Marmaduke (new-take 4)
B909-9Marmaduke (take 9)
B909-10Marmaduke (take 10)
B910-1Steeplechase (orig.-take 1)

Charlie Parker - Encores  (Savoy SJL 1107)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Clyde Hart (piano) Tiny Grimes (guitar, vocals) Jimmy Butts (bass, vocals) Doc West (drums)
WOR Studios, Broadway, NYC, September 15, 1944
S5712-3Romance Without Finance (take 3)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Bud Powell (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, May 8, 1947
S3420-1Donna Lee (new-take 1)
S3421-2Chasin' The Bird (short-take 2)

1945

Charlie Parker - Every Bit Of It 1945  (Spotlite (E) SPJ 150D)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Trummy Young (trombone, vocals) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Don Byas (tenor sax) Clyde Hart (piano) Mike Bryan (guitar) Al Hall (bass) Specs Powell (drums) Rubberlegs Williams (vocals -1/5)
NYC, January 4, 1945
1. W3301What's The Matter Now
2. W3302I Want Every Bit Of It
3. W3303That's The Blues
4. W3304G.I. Blues
5. -G.I. Blues (as 4-F Blues)
6. W3305Dream Of You
7. W3306Seventh Avenue
8. W3307Sorta Kinda
9. W3308Ooh Ooh, My My, Ooh Ooh
Cootie Williams (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Sam Taylor (tenor sax) Arnold Jarvis (piano) Carl Pruitt (bass) Sylvester "Vess" Payne (drums)
radio broadcast, "Savoy Ballroom", NYC, February 12, 1945
Floogie Boo
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Nat Jaffe (piano -1,3) Tadd Dameron (piano -2) Bill DeArango (guitar) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums) Sarah Vaughan (vocals)
NYC, May 25, 1945
1. W3325What More Can A Woman Do
2. W3326I'd Rather Have A Memory Than A Dream
3. W3327Mean To Me
Buck Clayton (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Dexter Gordon (tenor sax) Sir Charles Thompson (piano) Danny Barker (guitar) Jimmy Butts (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
NYC, September 4, 1945
R1030Takin' Off
R1031If I Had You
R103220th Century Blues
R1033The Street Beat

Charlie Parker, Vol. 3 Young Bird 1945  (Masters Of Jazz MJCD 104)

Clyde Bernhardt (trombone, vocals) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Jay McShann (piano) probably Gene Ramey (bass) probably Gus Johnson (drums)
NYC, January, 1945
Lay Your Habits Down
Triflin' Woman Blues
So Good This Mornin'
Would You Do Me A Favor

Dizzy Gillespie - Groovin' High  (Savoy MG 12020)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Clyde Hart (piano) Remo Palmieri (guitar) Slam Stewart (bass) Cozy Cole (drums)
NYC, February 28, 1945
G554A-1Groovin' High
G556All The Things You Are
G557Dizzy Atmosphere
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Sidney Catlett (drums)
NYC, May 11, 1945
G565A-1Salt Peanuts
G568A-1Hot House

Dizzy Gillespie - In The Beginning  (Prestige PR 24030)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Sidney Catlett (drums) Sarah Vaughan (vocals -2)
NYC, May 11, 1945
1. G566A-1Shaw 'Nuff
2. G567A-1Lover Man

Charlie Parker - Bird's Eyes, Vol. 17  (Philology (It) W 847.2)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Red Norvo (vibes) Al Haig (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
"Academy Of Music", Philadelphia, PA, June 5, 1945
Blue 'N' Boogie (incomplete)

Red Norvo's Fabulous Jam Session  (Dial LP 903)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Red Norvo (vibes) Teddy Wilson (piano) Slam Stewart (bass) Specs Powell (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, June 6, 1945
T8-AHallelujah
T8-F-
T9-BGet Happy
T9-D-
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Red Norvo (vibes) Teddy Wilson (piano) Slam Stewart (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
T10-ASlam Slam Blues (as Bird's Blues)
T10-BSlam Slam Blues
T11-ACongo Blues
T11-AACongo Blues (uncomplete take)
T11-BB-
T11-CCongo Blues

Charlie Parker On Dial, Vol. 5  (Spotlite (E) SPJ 105)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Red Norvo (vibes) Teddy Wilson (piano) Slam Stewart (bass) Specs Powell (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, June 6, 1945
T8-EHallelujah (as Sing Hallelujah!)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, November 4, 1947
D1111-CBird Feathers
D1112-AKlactoveedsedstene
D1113-BScrapple From The Apple
D1114-AMy Old Flame (as Blue Lamp)
D1115-AOut Of Nowhere
D1115-C-

Red Norvo's Fabulous Jam Session  (Spotlite (E) SPJ 127)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Red Norvo (vibes) Teddy Wilson (piano) Slam Stewart (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, June 6, 1945
T11-BCongo Blues

Dizzy Gillespie/Charlie Parker - Town Hall, New York City, June 22, 1945  (Uptown UPCD 27.51)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Don Byas (tenor sax -1,2,6,7) Al Haig (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums -1/5) Sid Catlett (drums -6,7)
"Town Hall", NYC, June 22, 1945
1.Intro
2.Bebop
3.A Night In Tunisia
4.Groovin' High
5.Salt Peanuts
6.Hot House
7.52nd Street Theme

The Genius Of Charlie Parker  (Savoy MG 12014)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Dizzy Gillespie (piano -1, trumpet, piano -2) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
WOR Studios, Broadway, NYC, November 26, 1945
1. S5849-1Warming Up A Riff (orig.-take 1)
2. S5853-2Ko-Ko (orig.-take 2) (as Cocoa)
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Jack McVea (tenor sax) Dodo Marmarosa (piano) Slim Gaillard (piano, guitar, vocals) Bam Brown (bass, vocals) Zutty Singleton (drums)
probably Hollywood, CA, December 29, 1945
BTJ38-2Dizzy Boogie (take 2)
BTJ39-2Flat Foot Floogie (orig.-take 2)
BTJ40-2Popity Pop (orig.-take 1)
BTJ41RESlim's Jam (new-take 2)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Bud Powell (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, May 8, 1947
S3420-5Donna Lee (orig.-take 3)
S3421-4Chasin' The Bird (short-take 4)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
United Sound Systems, Detroit, MI, December 21, 1947
D831-3Bluebird (orig.-take 3)
D832-1Klaunstance (orig.-take 1)
D833-3Bird Gets The Worm (orig.-take 3)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) John Lewis (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, September 18, 1948
B900-4Barbados (orig.-take 4)
same personnel
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, September 24, 1948
B908-1Perhaps (new-take 1)
B911-2Merry-Go-Round (orig.-take 2)

Charlie Parker Story  (Savoy MG 12079)

Miles Davis (trumpet -1/9) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Sadik Hakim (piano -8,9) Dizzy Gillespie (piano -1/7,11, trumpet, piano -10) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
WOR Studios, Broadway, NYC, November 26, 1945
1. S5850-1Billie's Bounce (new-take 1)
2. S5850-2Billie's Bounce (short-take 2)
3. S5850-3Billie's Bounce (new-take 3)
4. S5850-4Billie's Bounce (new-take 4)
5. S5851-1Now's The Time (short-take 1)
6. S5851-2Now's The Time (short-take 2)
7. S5851-3Now's The Time (new-take 3)
8. S5852-1Thriving On A Riff (new-take 1)
9. S5852-2Thriving On A Riff (short-take 2)
10. S5853-1Ko-Ko (short-take 1)
11.Meandering (new-take 1)

Charlie Parker Memorial, Vol. 2  (Savoy MG 12009)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Dizzy Gillespie (piano -1) Sadik Hakim (piano -2) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
WOR Studios, Broadway, NYC, November 26, 1945
1. S5850-5Billie's Bounce (orig.-take 5)
2. S5852-3Thriving On A Riff (orig.-take 3)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Bud Powell (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, May 8, 1947
S3420-4Donna Lee (new-take 4)
S3421-3Chasin' The Bird (new-take 3)
S3423-1Buzzy (new-take 1)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (tenor sax) John Lewis (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, August 14, 1947
S3440-2Milestones (new-take 2)
S3442-2Half Nelson (orig.-take 2)
S3443-1Sippin' At Bells (short-take 1)
S3443-2Sippin' At Bells (orig.-take 2)
Miles Davis (trumpet -1/4) Charlie Parker (alto sax) John Lewis (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, September 18, 1948
1. B900-2Barbados (short-take 2)
2. B900-3Barbados (new-take 3)
3. B902-3Constellation (short-take 3)
4. B902-4Constellation (orig.-take 4)
5. B903-2Parker's Mood (short-take 2)
6. B903-3Parker's Mood (orig.-take 3)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) John Lewis (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, September 24, 1948
B908-2Perhaps (short-take 2)
B908-3Perhaps (new-take 3)
B909-11Marmaduke (take 11)

Charlie Parker - Bird's Eyes, Vol. 4  (Philology (It) 214 W 18)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) and others
NYC, late 1945
52nd Street Theme
Ornithology
Embraceable You
Dexterity
The Way You Look Tonight
Barbados
All The Things You Are
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) and others
probably NYC, 1945
Donna Lee
Groovin' High

Charlie Parker - Yardbird In Lotus Land  (Spotlite (E) SPJ 123)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Milt Jackson (vibes) Al Haig (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Stan Levey (drums) Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman (announcer)
AFRS Jubilee, NBC Studios, Hollywood, CA, December 29, 1945
Dizzy Atmosphere
Shaw 'Nuff
Groovin' High
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Joe Albany (piano) Addison Farmer (bass) Chuck Thompson (drums)
"Finale Club", Los Angeles, CA, early March, 1946
Blue 'N' Boogie
Anthropology
Billie's Bounce
Ornithology
All The Things You Are
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Benny Carter, Willie Smith (alto sax -1) Nat King Cole (piano) Oscar Moore (guitar -1) Johnny Miller (bass -1) Buddy Rich (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, March-April, 1946
1.Cherokee
2.Ornithology

1946

Charlie Parker - Rappin' With Bird  (Meexa Discox 1776)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) Charlie Parker (alto sax, vocals) Luckey Tompson (tenor sax) Milt Jackson (vibes) Al Haig (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
WEAF radio broadcast, "Billy Berg's Supper Club", Hollywood, CA, January 24, 1946
Salt Peanuts
Charlie Parker (alto sax) possibly Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) possibly Teddy Kotick (bass) possibly Roy Haynes (drums) unidentified oboe and strings
"Birdland", NYC, March 22, 1951
Rocker
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid

Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 2  (Verve MG VOL.2)

Dizzy Gillespie, Al Killian (trumpet) Charlie Parker, Willie Smith (alto sax) Charlie Ventura, Lester Young (tenor sax) Mel Powell (piano) Billy Hadnott (bass) Lee Young (drums)
"Philharmonic Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, January 28, 1946
413 | 268Sweet Georgia Brown, Part 1
414 | 269Sweet Georgia Brown, Part 2
Al Killan, Howard McGhee (trumpet) Charlie Parker, Willie Smith (alto sax) Lester Young (tenor sax) Arnold Ross (piano) Billy Hadnott (bass) Lee Young (drums)
241 | 260Blues For Norman, Part 1
242 | 261Blues For Norman, Part 2
243 | 262I Can't Get Started, Part 1
244 | 263I Can't Get Started, Part 2

Jazz At The Philharmonic - How High The Moon  (Mercury MGC 508)

Al Killan, Howard McGhee (trumpet) Charlie Parker, Willie Smith (alto sax) Lester Young (tenor sax) Arnold Ross (piano) Billy Hadnott (bass) Lee Young (drums): same session
"Philharmonic Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, January 28, 1946
245 | 264Lady Be Good, Part 1
246 | 265Lady Be Good, Part 2
800 | 270After You've Gone, Part 1
801 | 271After You've Gone, Part 2

Charlie Parker On Dial, Vol. 1  (Spotlite (E) SPJ 101)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Lucky Thompson (tenor sax) George Handy (piano) Arvin Garrison (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
Electro Broadcast Studios, Glendale, CA, February 5, 1946
D1000Diggin' Diz (as Bongo Beep)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Lucky Thompson (tenor sax) Dodo Marmarosa (piano) Arvin Garrison (guitar -3/6) Vic McMillan (bass) Roy Porter (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, March 28, 1946
1. D1010-1Moose The Mooche
2. D1010-3-
3. D1011-1Yardbird Suite
4. D1012-1Ornithology
5. D1012-4-
6. D1013-4A Night In Tunisia
Howard McGhee (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Jimmy Bunn (piano) Bob Kesterson (bass) Roy Porter (drums)
C.P. MacGregor Studios, Los Angeles, CA, July 29, 1946
D1021-AMax Making Wax
D1022-ALover Man
D1023-AThe Gypsy
same session
D1024-ADizzy's Fingers (as Be-Bop)

Charlie Parker - Alternate Masters, Vol. 2  (Dial LP 905)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Lucky Thompson (tenor sax) Dodo Marmarosa (piano) Arvin Garrison (guitar -2/5) Vic McMillan (bass) Roy Porter (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, March 28, 1946
1. D1010-2Moose The Mooche
2. D1011-4Yardbird Suite
3. D1012-3Ornithology (as Bird Lore)
4. D1013-1A Night In Tunisia (excerpt) (as The Famous Alto Break)
5. D1013-5A Night In Tunisia
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Russ Freeman (piano) Arnold Fishkin (bass) Jimmy Pratt (drums)
Chuck Copely's home, Hollywood, CA, February 1, 1947
K903Home Cooking III
K904Home Cooking II
K905Home Cooking I
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Erroll Garner (piano) Red Callender (bass) Doc West (drums) Earl Coleman (vocals)
C.P. MacGregor Studios, Los Angeles, CA, February 19, 1947
D1051-CThis Is Always
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Erroll Garner (piano) Red Callender (bass) Doc West (drums)
D1053-ABird's Nest
D1053-B-
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, October 28, 1947
D1101-BDexterity
D1103-CDewey Square
Miles Davis (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, December 17, 1947
D1151-BDrifting On A Reed (as Giant Swing)
D1153-BCharlie's Wig
D1155-CCrazeology

Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 4  (Verve MG VOL.4)

Buck Clayton (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Willie Smith (alto sax -5/7) Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young (tenor sax) Kenny Kersey (piano) Irving Ashby (guitar -5/7) Billy Hadnott (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
"Embassy Auditorium", Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1946
1. 1929 | 101JATP Blues, Part 1
2. 1930 | 102JATP Blues, Part 2
3. 1931 | 103JATP Blues, Part 3
4. 1932 | 104JATP Blues, Part 4
5. 625I Got Rhythm, Part 1
6. 626I Got Rhythm, Part 2
7. 627I Got Rhythm, Part 3
8. 1933 | 133Slow Drag, Part 1
9. 1934 | 134Slow Drag, Part 2
10. 628I Surrender, Dear, Part 1
11. 629I Surrender, Dear, Part 2
12. 630I Surrender, Dear, Part 3

1947

Charlie Parker - The Legendary Dial Masters, Vol. 2  (Stash ST-CD-25)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Russ Freeman (piano) Arnold Fishkin (bass) Jimmy Pratt (drums)
Chuck Copely's home, Hollywood, CA, February 1, 1947
Blues I (as On The Sofa)
Blues II (as Kopely Plaza Blues)

Various Artists - Lullaby In Rhythm  (Spotlite (E) SPJ 107)

Melvyn Broiles, Howard McGhee, Shorty Rogers (trumpet -3) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Russ Freeman (piano) Arnold Fishkin (bass) Jimmy Pratt (drums)
Chuck Copely's home, Hollywood, CA, February 1, 1947
1. D901Lullaby In Rhythm I
2. D902Lullaby In Rhythm II
3.Yardbird Suite (incomplete)
Howard McGhee (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Hampton Hawes (piano) Addison Farmer (bass) Roy Porter (drums)
"Hi-De-Ho Club", Los Angeles, CA, March 9, 1947
Dee Dee's Dance I
Dee Dee's Dance II
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) John LaPorta (clarinet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Lennie Tristano (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Max Roach (drums) Bruce Elliott, Barry Ulanov (announcer)
radio broadcast, "Bands For Bonds", WOR Studios, NYC, September 13, 1947
Ko-Ko I
Hot House
Fine And Dandy
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) John LaPorta (clarinet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Lennie Tristano (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Max Roach (drums) Carl Caruso (announcer)
radio broadcast, "Bands For Bonds", WOR Studios, NYC, September 20, 1947
Ko-Ko II
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
How Deep Is The Ocean
Tiger Rag
52nd Street Theme
** also issued on Zim ZM 1001.

Charlie Parker On Dial, Vol. 2  (Spotlite (E) SPJ 102)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Erroll Garner (piano) Red Callender (bass) Doc West (drums) Earl Coleman (vocals)
C.P. MacGregor Studios, Los Angeles, CA, February 19, 1947
D1051-DThis Is Always
D1052-CDark Shadows
D1052-D-
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Erroll Garner (piano) Red Callender (bass) Doc West (drums)
D1053-CBird's Nest

Charlie Parker - The Bird Blows The Blues  (Dial LP 901)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Erroll Garner (piano) Red Callender (bass) Doc West (drums) Earl Coleman (vocals)
C.P. MacGregor Studios, Los Angeles, CA, February 19, 1947
D1052-ADark Shadows
D1052-B-
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Erroll Garner (piano) Red Callender (bass) Doc West (drums)
D1054-ACool Blues (as Hot Blues) (as Ornithology)
D1054-BCool Blues (as Blowtop Blues)
D1054-CCool Blues
D1054-D-
Howard McGhee (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Wardell Gray (tenor sax) Dodo Marmarosa (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Red Callender (bass) Don Lamond (drums)
C.P. MacGregor Studios, Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 1947
D1071-ARelaxin' At Camarillo
D1071-D-
D1071-E-
D1073-ACarvin' The Bird
D1073-B-
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, October 28, 1947
D1102-ABongo Bop
D1102-B-

Charlie Parker - Cool Blues / Bird's Nest  (Dial 1015 (alt.1))

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Erroll Garner (piano) Red Callender (bass) Doc West (drums)
C.P. MacGregor Studios, Los Angeles, CA, February 19, 1947
D1054-CCCool Blues

Charlie Parker On Dial, Vol. 3  (Spotlite (E) SPJ 103)

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Wardell Gray (tenor sax) Dodo Marmarosa (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Red Callender (bass) Don Lamond (drums)
C.P. MacGregor Studios, Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 1947
D1071-CRelaxin' At Camarillo
D1072-ACheers
D1072-B-
D1072-C-
D1072-D-
D1074-AStupendous
D1074-B-

Charlie Parker Memorial, Vol. 1  (Savoy MG 12000)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Bud Powell (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, May 8, 1947
S3423-4Buzzy (short-take 4)
S3423-5Buzzy (orig.-take)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
United Sound Systems, Detroit, MI, December 21, 1947
D830-1Another Hair Do (short-take 1)
D830-2Another Hair Do (short-take 2)
D830-3Another Hair Do (orig.-take 3)
D831-1Bluebird (new-take 1)
D833-1Bird Gets The Worm (new-take 1)
Miles Davis (trumpet -1/5) Charlie Parker (alto sax) John Lewis (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, September 18, 1948
1. B900-1Barbados (new-take 1)
2. B901-1Ah-Leu-Cha (short-take 1)
3. B901-2Ah-Leu-Cha (orig.-take 2)
4. B902-1Constellation (new-take 1)
5. B902-2Constellation (short-take 2)
6. B903-1Parker's Mood (new-take 1)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) John Lewis (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, September 24, 1948
B908-5Perhaps (new-take 5)
B908-6Perhaps (orig.-take 6)
B908-7Perhaps (orig.-master)
B909-2Marmaduke (new-take 2)
B909-5Marmaduke (short-take 5)
B910-2Steeplechase (take 2)
B911-1Merry-Go-Round (new-take 1)

Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie - Bebop's Heartbeat  (Savoy SJL 1177)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) John Lewis (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Joe Harris (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 29, 1947
13000A Night In Tunisia, Part 1
13001A Night In Tunisia, Part 2
13002Dizzy Atmosphere
13003Groovin' High, Part 1
13004Groovin' High, Part 2
13005Confirmation (as Riff Warmer)
Ko-Ko

Charlie Parker On Dial, Vol. 4  (Spotlite (E) SPJ 104)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, October 28, 1947
D1101-ADexterity
D1103-ADewey Square (as Air Conditioning) (as Prezology)
D1103-BDewey Square
D1104-BThe Hymn (as Superman)
D1105-BBird Of Paradise
D1106-AEmbraceable You

Charlie Parker - Alternate Masters, Vol. 1  (Dial LP 904)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
WOR Studios, NYC, October 28, 1947
D1104-AThe Hymn
D1105-ABird Of Paradise
D1105-C-
D1106-BEmbraceable You (as Embraceable)
same personnel
WOR Studios, NYC, November 4, 1947
D1112-BKlactoveedsedstene
D1113-CScrapple From The Apple
D1115-BOut Of Nowhere (as Nowhere)
D1116-ADon't Blame Me
Miles Davis (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, December 17, 1947
D1151-DDrifting On A Reed
D1152-BQuasimado
D1153-ECharlie's Wig
D1154-BBongo Beep (as Dexterity)
D1156-AHow Deep Is The Ocean (as How Deep)

Various Artists - Anthropology  (Spotlite (E) SPJ 108)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) John LaPorta (clarinet -1,4/6) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Allen Eager (tenor sax -1,4/6) Lennie Tristano (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Buddy Rich (drums) Bruce Elliott, Barry Ulanov (announcer)
radio broadcast, "Bands For Bonds", WOR Studios, NYC, November 8, 1947
1.52nd Street Theme
2.Donna Lee
3.Hot House (as Fats Flats)
4.Groovin' High
5.Ko-Ko
6.Anthropology
** also issued on Zim ZM 1002.

Allen Eager - In The Land Of Oo-Bla-Dee 1947-1953  (Uptown UPCD 27.49)

Allen Eager (alto sax -1, tenor sax -2,3) Charlie Parker (tenor sax -1, alto sax -2,3) Bud Powell (piano) Specs Goldberg (bass) Max Roach (drums -1) Morty Yoss (drums -2) unknown (drums -3)
"Milton H. Greene's photography studio", 480 Lexington Ave., NYC, late 1947
1.Swapping Horns
2.All The Things You Are
3.Original Horns

Charlie Parker On Dial, Vol. 6  (Spotlite (E) SPJ 106)

Miles Davis (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, December 17, 1947
D1151-EDrifting On A Reed (as Prezology) (as Air Conditioning)
D1152-AQuasimado
D1153-DCharlie's Wig
D1154-CBongo Beep (as Habanera Mambobop) (as Bird Feathers)
D1155-ACrazeology (excerpt)
D1155-B-
D1155-DCrazeology
D1156-BHow Deep Is The Ocean

Charlie Parker - Crazeology / Crazeology II: 3 Ways Of Playing A Chorus  (Dial 1034)

Miles Davis (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
WOR Studios, NYC, December 17, 1947
D1155-ABXCrazeology II: 3 Ways Of Playing A Chorus

Charlie Parker, Vol. 4  (Dial LP 207)

Miles Davis (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
WOR Studios, NYC, December 17, 1947
D1155-DDDCrazeology

Various Artists - The Jazz Scene  (Clef MGC 4007)

Doug Mettome, Al Porcino, Ray Wetzel (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Bart Varsalona (bass trombone) Vincent Jacobs (French horn) John LaPorta (clarinet) Sonny Salad, Murray Williams (alto sax) Charlie Parker (alto sax -1) Pete Mondello, Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Manny Albam (baritone sax) Manny Fidler, Sid Harris, Sam Kaplan, Harry Katzman, Gene Orloff, Ziggy Smirnoff (violin) Nat Nathanson, Fred Ruzilla (viola) Joe Benaventi (cello) Tony Aless (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Shelly Manne (drums) Diego Ibarra (congas, bongos) Neal Hefti (arranger, conductor)
NYC, December, 1947 & fall 1948
1. 2071-5 | 62VK205Repetition
2. 2072Rhumbacito
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
NYC, February 10, 1949
2081-5The Bird
** also issued on Clef MGC 674; Verve MGV 8060; ARS G 419.

1948

Gene Roland Band Featuring Charlie Parker - The Band That Never Was  (Spotlite (E) SPJ 141)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums) Kenny Pancho Hagood (vocals -4)
"Three Deuces", NYC, March 31, 1948
1.52nd Street Theme I
2.Dizzy Atmosphere
3.My Old Flame
4.All The Things You Are
5.Half Nelson
6.52nd Street Theme II
7.Drifting On A Reed (aka Big Foot)
8.52nd Street Theme III
Marty Bell, Don Ferrara, Neil Friez, Don Joseph, Jon Nielson, Al Porcino, Sonny Rich, Red Rodney (trumpet) Eddie Bert, Porky Cohen, Jimmy Knepper, Paul Selden (trombone) Frank Orchard (valve trombone) Joe Maini, Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Cohn, Don Lanphere, Tommy Makagon, Zoot Sims (tenor sax) Marty Flax, Bob Newman (baritone sax) Harry Biss (piano) Sam Herman (guitar) Buddy Jones (bass) Phil Arabia, Freddie Gruber, Don Manning (drums) Gene Roland (arranger, conductor)
Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, April 3, 1950
It's A Wonderful World I
It's A Wonderful World II
It's A Wonderful World III
It's A Wonderful World IV
It's A Wonderful World V
Just You, Just Me
unknown title
Stardust I
Stardust II
Stardust III

Charlie Parker - Bird's Eyes, Vol. 6  (Philology (It) 214 W 29)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, March, 1948
The Way You Look Tonight
A Night In Tunisia
Groovin' High
Red Rodney (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Wardell Gray (tenor sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) unknown (vocals -3)
Veterans Administration Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, June, 1951
1.Cool Blues
2.Out Of Nowhere
3.This Is Always
4.Now's The Time
5.Scrapple From The Apple
unknown (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) unknown (piano) unknown (bass) unknown (drums)
NYC, unknown date
I Can't Get Started
Diggin' Diz

Charlie Parker - Bird On 52nd St.  (Jazz Workshop JWS 501)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums) Kenny Pancho Hagood (vocals)
"Onyx Club", NYC, July 6, 1948
52nd Street Theme I
Shaw 'Nuff
Out Of Nowhere I
Hot House
This Time The Dream's On Me I
A Night In Tunisia
My Old Flame
The Way You Look Tonight
Chasin' The Bird
Dizzy Atmosphere
How High The Moon
** also issued on Fantasy LP 6011, LP 86011; Original Jazz Classics OJC-114, OJCCD-114-2; America (F) 30 AM 6061.

Charlie Parker  (Prestige PR 24009)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums) Kenny Pancho Hagood (vocals): same session
"Onyx Club", NYC, July 6, 1948
52nd Street Theme
Out Of Nowhere II
This Time The Dream's On Me II
52nd Street Theme II

Charlie Parker - Bird At The Roost, Vol. 1  (Savoy ZDS 4411/12)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Royal Roost", NYC, September 4, 1948
MC: Symphony Sid, Bob Garrity
MC: Symphony Sid talking about 52nd Street Theme
MC
-
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, December 11, 1948
MC
MC: Charlie Parker, Al Heig takeing
MC
-
-
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, December 12, 1948
MC
-
-
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, December 18, 1948
MC
Chasin' The Bird
MC
-
Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Royal Roost", NYC, December 25, 1948
MC
-
-
-
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, January 1, 1949
MC
-
-
-
MC: Symphony Sid, Charlie Parker
MC
Conte Candoli (trumpet) Bennie Green (trombone) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Flip Phillips, Charlie Ventura (tenor sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter, Curly Rusell (bass) Joe Harris, Shelly Manne, Ed Shaughnessy (drums)
"Royal Roost", NYC, January 8, 1949
MC
How High The Moon
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid With Announcer

Newly Discovered Sides By Charlie Parker  (Savoy MG 12186)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Royal Roost", NYC, September 4, 1948
52nd Street Theme
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, December 11, 1948
Groovin' High
Big Foot
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, December 12, 1948
Hot House
Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Lucky Thompson (tenor sax) Milt Jackson (vibes) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums) Dave Lambert, Buddy Stewart (vocals)
"Royal Roost", NYC, February 26, 1949
A Night In Tunisia
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, March 12, 1949
On A Slow Boat To China

Charlie Parker - The 'Bird' Returns  (Savoy MG 12179)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Royal Roost", NYC, September 4, 1948
Ko-Ko
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, December 11, 1948
Ornithology (as Thriving On From A Riff)
Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Royal Roost", NYC, February 12, 1949
Barbados
Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Lucky Thompson (tenor sax) Milt Jackson (vibes) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums) Dave Lambert, Buddy Stewart (vocals)
"Royal Roost", NYC, February 26, 1949
Half Nelson
Scrapple From The Apple
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, March 12, 1949
Cheryl
Chasin' The Bird

Charlie Parker - Bird's Eyes, Vol. 5  (Philology (It) 214 W 19)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Three Deuces", NYC, fall 1948
Ornithology
Red Rodney (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
Eastern Parkway Ballroom, Brooklyn, NY, June 23, 1951
52nd Street Theme
This Time The Dream's On Me

Charlie Parker - Live Performances  (ESP-Disk' ESP 3000)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Royal Roost", NYC, December 11, 1948
On A Slow Boat To China
Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Royal Roost", NYC, December 25, 1948
Half Nelson
White Christmas
Little Willie Leaps
** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 3000.

Charlie Parker On The Air, Vol. 1  (Everest FS 214)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Royal Roost", NYC, December 12, 1948
Salt Peanuts
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, December 18, 1948
Out Of Nowhere
How High The Moon

Various Artists - Potpourri Of Jazz  (Verve MGV 2032)

Mario Bauza, Frank "Paquito" Davilla, Bob Woodlen (trumpet) Gene Johnson, Charlie Parker, Fred Skerritt (alto sax) Jose Madera (tenor sax) Leslie Johnakins (baritone sax) Rene Hernandez (piano) Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Luis Miranda (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Machito (arranger, conductor)
NYC, December 20, 1948
2155-2 | 301-2No Noise, Part 2

The Charlie Parker Story #1  (Verve MGV 8000)

Mario Bauza, Frank "Paquito" Davilla, Bob Woodlen (trumpet) Gene Johnson, Charlie Parker, Fred Skerritt (alto sax) Jose Madera (tenor sax) Leslie Johnakins (baritone sax) Rene Hernandez (piano) Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Luis Miranda (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Machito (arranger, conductor): same session
NYC, December 20, 1948
2157-1 | 303Mango Mangue
same personnel
NYC, January, 1949
2171-1 | 298-1Okiedoke
** part of Verve MGV 8100-3.

1949

Charlie Parker - Broadcast Performances, Vol. 2  (ESP-Disk' ESP 3001)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Royal Roost", NYC, January 1, 1949
Be-Bop
On A Slow Boat To China
Ornithology
Groovin' High
East Of The Sun
Cheryl
** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 3001.

The Metronome All-Star Bands  (RCA Camden CAL-426)

Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro (trumpet) J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding (trombone) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Charlie Ventura (tenor sax) Ernie Caceres (baritone sax) Lennie Tristano (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Eddie Safranski (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
RCA Studios, NYC, January 3, 1949
D9VB0021-1Overtime (shorter take)
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Kai Winding (trombone) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Charlie Ventura (tenor sax) Lennie Tristano (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Eddie Safranski (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
D9VB0022-1Victory Ball (shorter take)
** also issued on RCA Camden (E) CDN-112.

Various Artists - The Be-Bop Era  (RCA Victor LPV-519)

Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro (trumpet) J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding (trombone) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Charlie Ventura (tenor sax) Ernie Caceres (baritone sax) Lennie Tristano (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Eddie Safranski (bass) Shelly Manne (drums): add Miles Davis, Fats Navarro (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Ernie Caceres (baritone sax)
RCA Studios, NYC, January 3, 1949
D9VC0021-2Overtime (longer take)
D9VC0022-3Victory Ball (longer take)

Various Artists - Great Jazz Reeds  (RCA Camden CAL-339)

Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro (trumpet) J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding (trombone) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Charlie Ventura (tenor sax) Ernie Caceres (baritone sax) Lennie Tristano (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Eddie Safranski (bass) Shelly Manne (drums): same session
RCA Studios, NYC, January 3, 1949
D9VB0022-2Victory Ball (alternate take)

Charlie Parker - Bird At The Roost, Vol. 2  (Savoy ZDS 4413/14)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Joe Harris (drums)
"Royal Roost", NYC, January 15, 1949
MC
Scrapple From The Apple
MC
Be-Bop
MC
Hot House
Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Royal Roost", NYC, January 22, 1949
MC
Oop Bop Sh'bam
MC
Scrapple From The Apple
MC
Salt Peanuts
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid With Announcer
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, January 29, 1949
MC
Groovin' High
MC
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, February 5, 1949
MC
Scrapple From The Apple
MC
Barbados
MC
Salt Peanuts
MC
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, February 12, 1949
MC
-
-
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid with MC. at conculusion Sid is heard briefly with Dinah Washington
Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Lucky Thompson (tenor sax) Milt Jackson (vibes) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums) Dave Lambert, Buddy Stewart (vocals)
"Royal Roost", NYC, February 19, 1949
MC
-
-
MC: Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
commercial break #1
commercial break #2
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, February 26, 1949
MC
-
-
-
Deedle
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, March 5, 1949
Introduction By Dave Lambert And Buddy Stewart
What's This
MC
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
Cheryl
MC
Anthropology
MC
Hurry Home
Deedle
Royal Roost Bop
MC
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, March 12, 1949
MC
introduction By Charlie Parker
MC
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid

Jazz At The Philharmonic - J.A.T.P. At Carnegie Hall 1949  (Pablo PACD-5311-2)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Tommy Turk (trombone) Sonny Criss, Charlie Parker (alto sax) Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, February 11 or November 2, 1949
Norman Granz Introduction
Leap Here
(Back Home Again In) Indiana
Lover Come Back To Me

Charlie Parker - Bird At The Roost  (Savoy SJL 1108)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Royal Roost", NYC, February 12, 1949
Scrapple From The Apple
Bebop
Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Lucky Thompson (tenor sax) Milt Jackson (vibes) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums) Dave Lambert, Buddy Stewart (vocals)
"Royal Roost", NYC, February 19, 1949
Groovin' High
Confirmation
Salt Peanuts

Charlie Parker - Rara Avis Avis, Rare Bird  (Stash ST-CD-21)

Shorty Sherock (trumpet -3,4) Sidney Bechet (soprano sax -4) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Joe Bushkin (piano) Chubby Jackson (bass) George Wettling (drums)
WPIX TV Studios, NYC, February 21, 1949
1.Now's The Time
2.Lover
3.I Can't Get Started
4.Blues Jam #1
Miles Davis, Max Kaminsky (trumpet -2,3) Will Bradley, Kai Winding (trombone -2,3) Joe Marsala (clarinet -2,3) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Mike Caluccio (piano) Joe Sullivan (piano -2,3) unknown (bass) Max Roach (drums) Specs Powell (drums -2,3) Ann Hathaway (vocals -2)
television broadcast, "Adventures In Jazz", CBS TV Studios, NYC, March 4, 1949
1.Anthropology
2.I Get A Kick Out Of You
3.Big Foot (as Blues Jam #2)
Herb Pomeroy (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Dean Erle (piano) Bernie Griggs Jr. (bass) Bill Graham (drums)
"Hi-Hat Club", Boston, MA, June 14, 1953
Cool Blues
Scrapple From The Apple
Laura

Various Artists - Alto Saxes  (Norgran MGN 1035)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Tommy Turk (trombone) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums) Carlos Vidal (bongos)
NYC, February-March, 1949
2542 | 292-3Cardboard
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, March, 1950
371-4Star Eyes
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) Luis Miranda (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos)
NYC, March 12, 1951
543-3Fiesta
** also issued on Verve MGV 8126.

The Genius Of Charlie Parker #7 - Jazz Perennial  (Verve MGV 8009)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Tommy Turk (trombone) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums) Carlos Vidal (bongos)
NYC, February-March, 1949
2543-2 | 293-4Visa
Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, May 5, 1949
2755-5 | 294-3Segment
2756-5 | 295-5Passport (common)
2757-4 | 296-3Diverse (as Segment)
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, March, 1950
372-12Blues (Fast)
373-2I'm In The Mood For Love
Junior Collins (French horn) Al Block (flute) Tommy Mace (oboe) Manny Thaler (bassoon) Hal McKusick (clarinet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Tony Aless (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums) The Dave Lambert Singers: including Annie Ross (vocals) Dave Lambert (vocals, arranger) Gil Evans (arranger, conductor)
Fulton Recording, NYC, May 25, 1953
1240-9If I Love Again

Charlie Parker - Bird On The Road  (Jazz Showcase 5003)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Lucky Thompson (tenor sax) Milt Jackson (vibes -2) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Waldorf-Astoria Hotel", NYC, March 5, 1949
1.Barbados
2.Anthropology
Charlie Parker (alto sax) unidentified Afro-Cuban band
NYC, May 19 & 20, 1950
Mambo
Lament For The Congo
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Brew Moore (tenor sax -3) Paul Bley (piano) Dick Garcia (guitar) Neil Michel (bass) Ted Paster (drums)
CBC TV Studios, Montreal, QC, Canada, February 5, 1953
1.Cool Blues
2.Don't Blame Me
3.Wahoo
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Valdo Williams (piano -1) Steep Wade (piano -2) Dick Garcia (guitar) Hal Gaylor (bass -1) Bob Rudd (bass -2) Bill Graham (drums -1) Bobby Malloy (drums -2)
"Chez Paree Nightclub", Montreal, QC, Canada, February 7, 1953
1.Ornithology
2.Embraceable You

Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie - Bird And Diz  (Universal (J) UCCV-9034)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, May 5, 1949
2756-2 | 295-2Passport (rare)
** reissue of Mercury MGC 512.

Charlie Parker - Bird In Paris  (Bird In Paris CP 3)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums): same personnel
"Salle Pleyel", Paris, France, May 8, 9 & 14 or 15, 1949
Salt Peanuts I
Barbados
52nd Street Theme I
Out Of Nowhere I
Salt Peanuts II
Scrapple From The Apple
Out Of Nowhere II
Wee (aka Allen's Alley)
52nd Street Theme II
Aime Barelli, Bill Coleman, Miles Davis, Kenny Dorham, Hot Lips Page (trumpet) Big Chief, Russell Moore (trombone) Hubert Rostaing (clarinet) Sidney Bechet, Pierre Braslavsky (soprano sax) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Don Byas, James Moody (tenor sax) Hazy Osterwald (vibes) Al Haig (piano) Toots Thielemans (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Salle Pleyel", Paris, France, May 15, 1949
Farewell Blues (as Blues)
Yves Alouette, Pierre Fassin, Roger Guerin, Georges Jouvin (trumpet) Maurice Gladieu, Charles Huss, Andre Paquinet (trombone) Robert Merchez, Charlie Parker, Roger Simon (alto sax) Marcel Pomes (tenor sax) Honore Truc (baritone sax) Robert Cambier (piano) Henri Karen (bass) Pierre Loteguy (drums) Maurice Moufflard (arranger, conductor)
Studio Washington, Le Poste Parisien, Paris, France, November 28, 1950
Lady Bird

Charlie Parker In France 1949  (Jazz O.P. (F) OMS 7004)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Salle Pleyel", Paris, France, May 8, 9 & 14 or 15, 1949
Out Of Nowhere III
A Night In Tunisia
Moose The Mooche
Hot House
I Got Rhythm (as Blues)
52nd Street Theme III
same personnel
"Colisee Movie Theatre", Roubaix, France, May 12, 1949
Ornithology
Out Of Nowhere
Cheryl
52nd Street Theme
Lover Man
Groovin' High
Half Nelson
52nd Street Theme (alternate take)

Charlie Parker - Bird Box, Vol. 2  (Jazz Up (It) JUTB 3002)

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) Eddie Safranski (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, summer 1949
Stuffy

Jazz At The Philharmonic, Vol. 7  (Verve MG VOL.7)

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Tommy Turk (trombone) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Flip Phillips, Lester Young (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 18, 1949
382The Opener, Part 1
383The Opener, Part 2
384The Opener, Part 3
385 | 62VK228Lester Leaps In, Part 1
386 | 62VK229Lester Leaps In, Part 2
387Lester Leaps In, Part 3
388Embraceable You, Part 1
389Embraceable You, Part 2
390Embraceable You, Part 3
391The Closer, Part 1
392The Closer, Part 2
393The Closer, Part 3

Jazz At The Philharmonic - The Ella Fitzgerald Set  (Verve 815 147-1)

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Tommy Turk (trombone) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Flip Phillips, Lester Young (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 18, 1949
Flyin' Home

The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve - Bird  (Verve (J) J00J-29001/10)

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Tommy Turk (trombone) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Flip Phillips, Lester Young (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals): same session
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 18, 1949
How High The Moon
Perdido
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Thelonious Monk (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, June 6, 1950
413-0My Melancholy Baby (coda rehearsal)
413-1My Melancholy Baby
414-1Leap Frog
414-2-
414-3-
414-5-
414-7-
414-9-
414-10-
415-1Relaxin' With Lee
415-5-
Joseph Singer (French horn) Edwin C. Brown (oboe) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Sam Kaplan, Harry Melnikoff, Sam Rand, Ziggy Smirnoff (violin) Howard Kay, Isadore Zir (viola) Maurice Brown (cello) Verley Mills (harp) Bernie Leighton (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums) Joe Lippman (arranger, conductor)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, July 5, 1950
444-1Laura
448-3I'm In The Mood For Love
449-1I'll Remember April
449-3-
Benny Harris (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Max Roach (drums) possibly Jose Mangual (bongos)
NYC, January 23, 1952
680-1La Cucaracha
680-2-
680-4-
681-2Estrellita
681-4-
681-5-
Junior Collins (French horn) Al Block (flute) Tommy Mace (oboe) Manny Thaler (bassoon) Hal McKusick (clarinet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Tony Aless (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums) The Dave Lambert Singers: including Annie Ross (vocals) Dave Lambert (vocals, arranger) Gil Evans (arranger, conductor)
Fulton Recording, NYC, May 25, 1953
1238-1In The Still Of The Night
1238-2-
1238-3-
1238-4-
1238-5-
1238-6-
1239-1Old Folks
1239-2-
1239-3-
1239-4-
1239-5-
1239-6-
1239-7-
1239-8-
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Fulton Recording, NYC, July 28, 1953
1246-2Chi-Chi
1246-5-
1249-1Confirmation
1249-2-
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Jerome Darr (guitar) Teddy Kotick (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, March 31, 1954
1531-2I Get A Kick Out Of You
1531-3-
1531-4-
1531-5-
1531-6-
1533-1My Heart Belongs To Daddy
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Teddy Kotick (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, December 10, 1954
2115-1Love For Sale
2115-2-
2115-3-

Charlie Parker With Strings  (Clef MGC 675)

Mitch Miller (oboe, English horn) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Bronislaw Gimpel, Max Hollander, Milton Lomask (violin) Frank Brieff (viola) Frank Miller (cello) Meyer Rosen (harp) Stan Freeman (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums) Jimmy Carroll (arranger, conductor)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, November 30, 1949
319-5 | 62VK204Just Friends
320-3Everything Happens To Me
321-3April In Paris
322-2Summertime
323-2I Didn't Know What Time It Was
324-3If I Should Lose You
Joseph Singer (French horn) Edwin C. Brown (oboe) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Sam Kaplan, Harry Melnikoff, Sam Rand, Ziggy Smirnoff (violin) Howard Kay, Isadore Zir (viola) Maurice Brown (cello) Verley Mills (harp) Bernie Leighton (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums) Joe Lippman (arranger, conductor)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, July 5, 1950
443-2You Came Along From Out Of Nowhere
445-4East Of The Sun
446-2They Can't Take That Away From Me
447-4Easy To Love
448-2I'm In The Mood For Love
449-2I'll Remember April
** also issued on Verve MGV 8004 entitled "The Genius Of Charlie Parker #2 - April In Paris".

Charlie Parker - Bird's Eyes, Vol. 2  (Philology (It) 214 W 12)

Red Rodney (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Pershing Hotel", Chicago, IL, November, 1949
I Cover The Waterfront
-
Confirmation
-
Now's The Time
-
Air Conditioning (Big Foot)
Perdido
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (into)
Ruby, My Dear
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (into)
Ruby, My Dear
Wee
-

Charlie Parker - Bird's Eyes, Vol. 3  (Philology (It) 214 W 15)

Red Rodney (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
"Pershing Hotel", Chicago, IL, November, 1949
Hot House (Short)
Hot House (Long)
Cheryl (Short)
Cheryl (Long)
I Can't Get Started (Short)
I Can't Get Started (Long)
Groovin' High (Short)
Groovin' High (Long)

Charlie Parker - Dance Of The Infidels  (S.C.A.M. JPG 1)

Red Rodney (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
"The Stars Of Modern Jazz", "Carnegie Hall", NYC, December 24, 1949
Ornithology
Cheryl
Ko-Ko
Bird Of Paradise
Now's The Time
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Bernie Leighton (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
probably NYC, July, 1950
I Can't Get Started
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Dick Cary (piano) Eddie Safranski (bass) Don Lamond (drums)
"Loew's Valencia Theater", Jamaica, March 24, 1952
Cool Blues
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Bud Powell (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
WJZ radio broadcast, NYC, May, 1953
Dance Of The Infidels

1950 (age 30)

Charlie Parker Live Birdland 1950  (EPM Musique (F) FDC 5710)

Red Rodney (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, February 14, 1950
Hot House
Out Of Nowhere
Visa / 52nd Street Theme
Anthropology / Wee
What's New
Little Willie Leaps
Yesterdays / 52nd Street Theme
Dizzy Atmosphere
Perdido (as Wahoo)
I Can't Get Started
Wee
52nd Street Theme
Slow Boat To China
A Night In Tunisia
52nd Street Theme

Charlie Parker - Bird At St. Nick's  (Jazz Workshop JWS 500)

Red Rodney (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
"St. Nicholas Arena", NYC, February 18, 1950
52nd Street Theme I
Ornithology
I Didn't Know What Time It Was
Embraceable You
Scrapple From The Apple
Hot House
Now's The Time
Visa
Star Eyes
Confirmation
Out Of Nowhere
What's New
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
I Cover The Waterfront
52nd Street Theme II
** also issued on Fantasy LP 6012, LP 86012; Original Jazz Classics OJC-041, OJCCD-041-2; America (F) 30 AM 6062.

Charlie Parker At The Apollo Theater And St. Nick's Arena  (Zim ZM 1007)

Red Rodney (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Roy Haynes (drums): same session
"St. Nicholas Arena", NYC, February 18, 1950
52nd Street Theme III
Perdido
I Can't Get Started
52nd Street Theme IV
Anthropology
52nd Street Theme V
Groovin' High
52nd Street Theme VI
Cheryl

Charlie Parker - Bird's Eyes, Vol. 15  (Philology (It) W 845.2)

Marty Bell, Don Ferrara, Neil Friez, Don Joseph, Jon Nielson, Al Porcino, Sonny Rich, Red Rodney (trumpet) Eddie Bert, Porky Cohen, Jimmy Knepper, Paul Selden (trombone) Frank Orchard (valve trombone) Joe Maini, Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Cohn, Don Lanphere, Tommy Makagon, Zoot Sims (tenor sax) Marty Flax, Bob Newman (baritone sax) Harry Biss (piano) Sam Herman (guitar) Buddy Jones (bass) Phil Arabia, Freddie Gruber, Don Manning (drums) Gene Roland (arranger, conductor)
Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, April 3, 1950
Limehouse Blues
Down Home Blues
East Side, West Side

Charlie Parker - Fats Navarro - Bud Powell  (Ozone 4)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Bud Powell (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, May 15 & 16, 1950
52nd Street Theme I

Charlie Parker - One Night In Birdland  (Columbia JG 34808)

Fats Navarro (trumpet -1,4/12) Charlie Parker (alto sax -1/4,6/12) Bud Powell (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, May 15 & 16, 1950
1.Perdido (as Wahoo)
2.'Round Midnight (incomplete)
3.This Time The Dream's On Me
4.Dizzy Atmosphere
5.A Night In Tunisia
6.Rifftide (as The Street Beat)
7.Out Of Nowhere
8.Little Willie Leaps (into)
9.52nd Street Theme III
10.Ornithology (into)
11.I'll Remember April (into)
12.52nd Street Theme IV
Fats Navarro (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) probably Tommy Potter (bass) probably Roy Haynes (drums) probably Chubby Newsome or "Little" Jimmy Scott (vocals -1)
1.Embraceable You
2.Cool Blues (into)
3.52nd Street Theme V

Charlie Parker - Bud Powell - Fats Navarro  (Ozone 9)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Bud Powell (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, May 15 & 16, 1950
Move (into)
52nd Street Theme II (incomplete)

Charlie Parker - Just Friends  (S.C.A.M. JPG 4)

Tony Scott (clarinet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Brew Moore (tenor sax) Dick Hyman (piano) Chuck Wayne or Mundell Lowe (guitar) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Ed Shaughnessy (drums)
broadcast, "Cafe Society", NYC, May-July, 1950
Lover Come Back To Me / 52nd Street Theme
Kenny Dorham, possibly Red Rodney (trumpet) Tony Scott (clarinet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
broadcast, "Cafe Society", NYC, June-July, 1950
Just Friends III
April In Paris III
Moose The Mooche
52nd Street Theme V

Charlie Parker - Apartment Jam Sessions  (Zim ZM 1006)

Norman Carson, Jon Eardley (trumpet -1/7) Jimmy Knepper (trombone -1/7) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Joe Maini (alto sax -1/7) Bob Newman, Gers Yowell (tenor sax -1/7) John Williams (piano -1/7) Buddy Jones (bass -1/7) Phil Brown (drums -1/4) Frank Isola (drums -5,6) Buddy Bridgeford (drums -7)
NYC, June 4, 11, 18 & 25, 1950
1.Little Willie Leaps
2.Donna Lee
3.Half Nelson
4.Fine And Dandy
5.All The Things You Are
6.Out Of Nowhere
7.Bernie's Tune
8.Untitled Tune
John Nielson (trumpet) Jimmy Knepper (trombone) Joe Maini, Charlie Parker (alto sax) Don Lanphere (tenor sax) Al Haig (piano) unknown (bass) Frank Isola (drums)
probably NYC, circa 1950
Half Nelson
Cherokee
Scrapple From The Apple
Star Eyes

Various Artists - Our Best  (Clef MGC 639)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Thelonious Monk (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, June 6, 1950
410-4Bloomdido

The Genius Of Charlie Parker #4 - Bird And Diz  (Verve MGV 8006)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Thelonious Monk (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Buddy Rich (drums): same session
NYC, June 6, 1950
411-3An Oscar For Treadwell
411-4-
412-3Mohawk
412-6-
413-2My Melancholy Baby
414-4Leap Frog
414-6-
415-2Relaxin' With Lee
415-3-

The Persuasively Coherent Miles Davis  (Alto AL 701)

Miles Davis, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, June 30, 1950
Conception/Deception (as Poobah)

Charlie Parker - Ultimate Bird 1949-50  (Grotto 495)

Kenny Dorham, possibly Red Rodney (trumpet) Tony Scott (clarinet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
broadcast, "Cafe Society", NYC, June-July, 1950
52nd Street Theme I
A Night In Tunisia
52nd Street Theme II

Charlie Parker - Ballads And Birdland  (Klacto (E) MG 101)

Kenny Dorham, possibly Red Rodney (trumpet) Tony Scott (clarinet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Roy Haynes (drums): same session
broadcast, "Cafe Society", NYC, June-July, 1950
Just Friends II
April In Paris II
Medley I: Bewitched / Summertime
Medley II: I Cover The Waterfront / Gone With The Wind
Easy To Love
52nd Street Theme IV
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Duke Jordan (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Phil Brown (drums)
radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, September 20, 1952
Ornithology
52nd Street Theme
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Milt Jackson (vibes) John Lewis (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, November 1, 1952
How High The Moon
Embraceable You
52nd Street Theme

Charlie Parker Big Band  (Mercury MGC 609)

Joseph Singer (French horn) Edwin C. Brown (oboe) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Sam Kaplan, Harry Melnikoff, Sam Rand, Ziggy Smirnoff (violin) Howard Kay, Isadore Zir (viola) Maurice Brown (cello) Verley Mills (harp) Bernie Leighton (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums) Joe Lippman (arranger, conductor)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, July 5, 1950
442-5Dancing In The Dark
444-3Laura
Chris Griffin, Al Porcino, Bernie Privin (trumpet) Will Bradley, Bill Harris (trombone) unknown (flute, oboe) Toots Mondello, Charlie Parker, Murray Williams (alto sax) Art Drellinger, Hank Ross (tenor sax) Stan Webb (baritone sax) Verley Mills (harp) Lou Stein (piano) Art Ryerson (guitar) Bob Haggart (bass) Don Lamond (drums) unidentified strings, Joe Lippman (arranger, conductor)
First Ave. & East 44th St., NYC, January 22, 1952
675-2Temptation
676-3Lover
677-4Autumn In New York
678-4Stella By Starlight
Jimmy Maxwell, Carl Pool, Al Porcino, Bernie Privin (trumpet) Bill Harris, Lou McGarity (trombone) Bart Varsalona (bass trombone) Charlie Parker, Harry Terrill, Murray Williams (alto sax) Flip Phillips, Hank Ross (tenor sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Don Lamond (drums) Joe Lippman (arranger, conductor)
First Ave. & East 44th St., NYC, March 25, 1952
756-5Night And Day
757-4Almost Like Being In Love
758-1I Can't Get Started
759-5 | 62VK453What Is This Thing Called Love
** also issued on Clef MGC 609. Clef MGC 725 entitled "Night And Day". Verve MGV 8003 entitled "The Genius Of Charlie Parker #1 - Night And Day".

Charlie Parker - Parker Plus Strings  (Charlie Parker CP 513)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig or Bernie Leighton (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) 1 oboe, 3 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 harp, Jimmy Mundy (arranger)
"Apollo Theater", NYC, August 22, 1950
Repetition I
April In Paris I
Easy To Love I
What Is This Thing Called Love I
same personnel
"Apollo Theater", NYC, August 23, 1950
Repetition II
Repetition III
April In Paris II
April In Paris III
Easy To Love II
What Is This Thing Called Love II
What Is This Thing Called Love III

Charlie Parker - Bird With Strings Live At The Apollo, Carnegie Hall And Birdland  (Columbia JC 34832)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig or Bernie Leighton (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) 1 oboe, 3 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 harp, Jimmy Mundy (arranger): same session
"Apollo Theater", NYC, August 23, 1950
Easy To Love III
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) unidentified oboe and strings (-2/5)
"Birdland", NYC, March 24, 1951
1.Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
2.Just Friends
3.Everything Happens To Me
4.East Of The Sun
5.Laura
6.Dancing In The Dark / Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) unidentified oboe and strings
"Birdland", NYC, April 7, 1951
What Is This Thing Called Love
Laura
Repetition
They Can't Take That Away From Me
Easy To Love
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Walter Yost (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) Candido (percussion) Bob Garrity (announcer) unidentified strings
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, 1st set, November 14, 1952
Easy To Love I
Repetition I

Charlie Parker - The Bird You Never Heard  (Stash ST-CD-10)

unknown (trombone) Charlie Parker (alto sax) unknown (piano) unknown (bass) unknown (drums)
New Brunswick, NJ, August 28, 1950
Hot House
I May Be Wrong
Parker's Mood
'S Wonderful
Donna Lee
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Bud Powell (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Art Taylor (drums) Candido (congas)
WJZ radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, May 30, 1953
Lullaby Of Birdland
Chet Baker (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Carson Smith (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
"University Of Oregon", OR, November 5, 1953
Ornithology
Barbados
Cool Blues
Herbie Williams (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Rollins Griffith (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Marquis Foster (drums)
WCOP radio broadcast, "Hi-Hat Club", Boston, MA, January 18, 1954
Ornithology
Out Of Nowhere
Cool Blues
My Funny Valentine (mistitled as Scrapple From The Apple)

Norman Granz Jazz Concert  (Norgran MGN 3501-2)

Tommy Mace (oboe) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Ted Bloom, Sam Kaplan, Stan Karpenia (violin) Dave Uchitel (viola) Bill Rundy (cello) Wallace McManus (harp) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 16, 1950
What Is This Thing Called Love
April In Paris
Repetition
Easy To Love
Rocker (aka I'll Remember April)
** also issued on Norgran MG JC 1. Verve MGV 8189-2 entitled "Various Artists - Midnight Jazz At Carnegie Hall".

Charlie Parker At The Pershing Ballroom Chicago 1950  (Zim ZM 1003)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) unknown (tenor sax -1/5) Von Freeman (tenor sax -6/13) unknown (piano -1/5) Chris Anderson (piano -6/13) George Freeman (guitar) Leroy Jackson (bass) Bruz Freeman (drums) unknown (vocals -11/13)
"Pershing Hotel Ballroom", Chicago, IL, October 23, 1950
1.Indiana
2.I Can't Get Started
3.Anthology
4.Out Of Nowhere
5.Get Happy
6.Hot House
7.Cool Blues
8.All The Things You Are
9.Billie's Bounce
10.Pennies From Heaven
11.Embraceable You
12.Body And Soul
13.Stardust

The Charlie Parker Story #3  (Verve MGV 8002)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax -2) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, October, 1950
1.Celebrity
2.Ballade
** part of Verve MGV 8100-3.

Charlie Parker - Bird In Sweden  (Spotlite (E) SPJ 124/25)

Rolf Ericson (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Gosta Theselius (piano) Thore Jederby (bass) Jack Noren (drums)
"Amiralen Dance Hall", Malmo, Sweden, November 22, 1950
Anthropology
Cheers
Lover Man
Cool Blues
same personnel
Folkets Park, Helsingborg, Sweden, November 24, 1950
Anthropology
Scrapple From The Apple
Embraceable You
Star Eyes
Cool Blues
All The Things You Are
Strike Up The Band
Rolf Ericson, Rowland Greenberg (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Gosta Theselius (tenor sax) Lennart Nilsson (piano) Folke Holst (bass) Jack Noren (drums)
How High The Moon
Body And Soul
Fine And Dandy

Charlie Parker - More Unissued, Vol. 2  (Royal Jazz (D) RJD 506)

Red Rodney (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Kenny Drew (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Bob Garrity, "Symphony Sid" Torin (announcer)
WJZ radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, December 8, 1950
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
Anthropology
Embraceable You
Cheryl
Salt Peanuts
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
Tony Fruscella (trumpet) Davey Schildkraut or Charlie Parker (alto sax) Bill Triglia (piano) unknown (bass) unknown (drums)
Tony Fruscella's home, NYC, 1953
You Stepped Out Of A Dream
Now's The Time
Emanon

Machito - Afro-Cuban Jazz  (Clef MGC 689)

Mario Bauza, Frank "Paquito" Davilla, Harry Edison, Al Stewart, Bob Woodlen (trumpet) unknown (clarinet) Gene Johnson, Charlie Parker, Fred Skerritt (alto sax) Jose Madera, Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Sol Rabinowitz (tenor, baritone sax) Leslie Johnakins (baritone sax) Rene Hernandez (piano) Roberto Rodriguez (bass) Buddy Rich (drums) Rafael Miranda, Chano Pozo (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos) Ubaldo Nieto (timbales) Machito (maracas) Chico O'Farrill (arranger, conductor)
NYC, December 21, 1950 or late 1948
557-4Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite: Cancion
558-6Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite: Mambo, Part 1
559-4Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite: Mambo, Part 2
560-2Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite: 6/8
561-3Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite: Jazz
562-4Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite: Rhumba Abierta
** also issued on Verve MGV 8073.

An Evening At Home With Charlie Parker Sextet  (Savoy MG 12152)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Claude McLin (tenor sax) Chris Anderson (piano) George Freeman (guitar) Leroy Jackson (bass) Bruz Freeman (drums)
live at unknown dance hall, Chicago, IL, 1950
These Foolish Things
There's A Small Hotel
Fine And Dandy
Hot House

1951

The Genius Of Charlie Parker #8 - Swedish Schnapps  (Verve MGV 8010)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, January 17, 1951
489-2Au Privave
490-3She Rote
Red Rodney (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) John Lewis (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
RCA Victor's 24th Street Studios, NYC, August 8, 1951
611-3Swdish Schnapps
612-1Back Home Blues

The Magnificent Charlie Parker  (Clef MGC 646)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, January 17, 1951
489-3Au Privave
490-5She Rote
491-1K.C. Blues
492-2Star Eyes
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) Luis Miranda (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos)
NYC, March 12, 1951
544-7Why Do I Love You
Red Rodney (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) John Lewis (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
RCA Victor's 24th Street Studios, NYC, August 8, 1951
609-4Blues For Alice
610-4Si Si
611-4Swdish Schnapps
612-2 | 62VK459Back Home Blues
613-2Lover Man
Junior Collins (French horn) Al Block (flute) Tommy Mace (oboe) Manny Thaler (bassoon) Hal McKusick (clarinet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Tony Aless (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums) The Dave Lambert Singers: including Annie Ross (vocals) Dave Lambert (vocals, arranger) Gil Evans (arranger, conductor)
Fulton Recording, NYC, May 25, 1953
1238-7In The Still Of The Night
1239-9Old Folks
** originally intended as Clef MGC 733.

The Genius Of Charlie Parker #6 - Fiesta  (Verve MGV 8008)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) Luis Miranda (congas) Jose Mangual (bongos)
NYC, March 12, 1951
540-6My Little Suede Shoes
541-2Up Poquito De Tu Amor
542-9Tico Tico
544-2Why Do I Love You
544-6-
Benny Harris (trumpet -1/3,5) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Max Roach (drums) possibly Jose Mangual (bongos)
NYC, January 23, 1952
1. 679-4Mama Inez
2. 680-3La Cucaracha
3. 681-6Estrellita
4. 682-3Begin The Beguine
5. 683-1La Paloma

Charlie Parker - Summit Meeting At Birdland  (Columbia JC 34831)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Bud Powell (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, March 31, 1951
Blue 'N' Boogie
Anthropology
'Round Midnight
A Night In Tunisia
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Milt Buckner (organ) Bernie McKay (guitar) Cornelius Thomas (drums)
"Bandbox", NYC, March 23, 1953
Groovin' High
Charlie Parker (alto sax) John Lewis (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Candido (percussion -3,4)
"Birdland", NYC, May 9, 1953
1.Cool Blues
2.Star Eyes
3.Moose The Mooche / Lullaby Of Birdland
4.Broadway / Lullaby Of Birdland

Charlie Parker - Bird Meets Birks  (Klacto (E) MG 102)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Billy Taylor (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
radio broadcast, Voice Of America, "Birdland", NYC, spring 1951
How High The Moon
Ornithology
Hot House
Embraceable You

Charlie Parker - The Happy "Bird"  (Charlie Parker PLP 404)

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Bill Wellington (alto sax -3) Wardell Gray (tenor sax) Nat Pierce (piano) Jack Lawlor (bass) Joe MacDonald (drums)
"Christy's Restaurant", Framingham, MA, April 12, 1951
1.Happy Bird Blues
2.Scrapple From The Apple
3.Lullaby In Rhythm (mistitled as I May Be Wrong)
Joe Gordon (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Bill Wellington (tenor sax) Dick Twardzik (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
"Hi-Hat Club", Boston, MA, December 8-12, 1952
I'll Remember April

Charlie Parker Live Boston, Philadelphia, Brooklyn 1951  (EPM Musique (F) FDC 5711)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
Boston, MA or Philadelphia, PA or Brooklyn, NY, April, 1951
Perdido
Out Of Nowhere
Ornithology
Lady Bird
Little Willie Leaps
Star Eyes
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
Eastern Parkway Ballroom, Brooklyn, NY, June 23, 1951
Cool Blues
Ornithology
Embraceable You
Steeplechase
Now's The Time
Be My Love / April In Paris / Dance Of The Infidels / 52nd Street Theme
Wee
This Time The Dream's On Me
Benny Harris (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
Boston, MA or Philadelphia, PA or Brooklyn, NY, June, 1951
Now's The Time
Scrapple From The Apple
Out Of Nowhere

Charlie Parker - Bird With The Herd 1951  (Alamac QSR 2442)

Roy Caton, Don Fagerquist, Johnny Macombe, Doug Mettome (trumpet) Jerry Dorn, Urbie Green, Fred Lewis (trombone) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Woody Herman (alto sax, clarinet, conductor) Dick Hafer, Bill Perkins, Kenny Pinson (tenor sax) Sam Staff (baritone sax) Dave McKenna (piano) Red Wooten (bass) Sonny Igoe (drums)
"Municipal Arena", Kansas City, MO, July 22, 1951
You Go To My Head
Leo The Lion I
Cuban Holiday
The Nearness Of You
Lemon Drop
The Goof And I
Laura
Four Brothers
Leo The Lion II

Charlie Parker - More Unissued, Vol. 1  (Royal Jazz (D) RJD 505)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Lennie Tristano (piano) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, August, 1951
All Of Me
I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
unknown (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Teddy Edwards (tenor sax) unknown (piano) unknown (bass) Roy Haynes, Lawrence Marable (drums)
NYC, 1951
Embraceable You
Hot House
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Dick Cary (piano) Eddie Safranski (bass) Don Lamond (drums)
"Loew's Valencia Theater", Jamaica, March 24, 1952
Cool Blues
Bill Harris (trumpet) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Dick Cary (piano) Eddie Safranski (bass) Don Lamond (drums)
"Loew's Valencia Theater", Jamaica, March 25, 1952
Ornithology
Charlie Walp (trumpet) Earl Swope (trombone) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Zoot Sims (tenor sax) Bill Shanahan (piano) Mert Oliver (bass) Don Lamond (drums) unknown (percussion)
"Howard Theater", Washington, DC, October 17, 1952
Scrapple From The Apple
Out Of Nowhere
Now's The Time
52nd Street Theme
Cool Blues

1952

Charlie Parker - New Bird, Vol. 2  (Phoenix Jazz LP 12)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Dick Hyman (piano) Sandy Block (bass) Charlie Smith (drums)
Dumont TV Studios, NYC, February 24, 1952
Hot House
Herbie Williams (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Rollins Griffith (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Marquis Foster (drums)
WCOP radio broadcast, "Hi-Hat Club", Boston, MA, January 24, 1954
Cool Blues
My Little Suede Shoes
Ornithology
Out Of Nowhere / Jumpin' With Symphony Sid

Harry Babasin/Sonny Criss/Chet Baker/Charlie Parker/Al Haig/Laurance Marable - Inglewood Jam 6-16-52  (Jazz Chronicles JCS-102)

Chet Baker (trumpet) Sonny Criss, Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano -1,2,4) Russ Freeman (piano -3) Harry Babasin (bass, leader) Lawrence Marable (drums)
"Trade Winds", Inglewood, CA, June 16, 1952
1.The Squirrel
2.Irresistible You (as They Didn't Believe Me)
3.Indiana / Donna Lee (as Indiana)
4.Liza
** also issued on Jazz Showcase 5007 entitled "Charlie Parker/Chet Baker/Sonny Criss - On The Coast". Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR-407, FSR-CD 359 entitled "Charlie Parker/Chet Baker - Bird And Chet: Inglewood Jam: Live At The Trade Winds 16 June 1952".

Norman Granz' Jam Session #1  (Mercury MGC 601)

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Benny Carter, Johnny Hodges, Charlie Parker (alto sax) Flip Phillips, Ben Webster (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums)
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, July, 1952
802-2Jam Blues
804-2Ballad Medley
** also issued on Clef MGC 4001, MGC 601, MGC 651; Verve MGV 8049.

Norman Granz' Jam Session #2  (Mercury MGC 602)

Charlie Shavers (trumpet) Benny Carter, Johnny Hodges, Charlie Parker (alto sax) Flip Phillips, Ben Webster (tenor sax) Oscar Peterson (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) J.C. Heard (drums): same session
Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, July, 1952
803-3What Is This Thing Called Love
805-2Funky Blues
** also issued on Clef MGC 4002, MGC 602, MGC 652; Verve MGV 8050. Verve V/V6 8486 entitled "Various Artists - Funky Blues".

Charlie Parker - Live At Rockland Palace September 26, 1952  (Charlie Parker CP 502)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Mundell Lowe (guitar) Teddy Kotick (bass) Max Roach (drums) unidentified strings
"Rockland Palace", NYC, September 26, 1952
Rocker #1
Just Friends #1
I'll Remember April
Easy To Love
What Is This Thing Called Love
I Didn't Know What Time It Was
Repetition #2
East Of The Sun #1
April In Paris
Out Of Nowhere

Charlie Parker - "Bird" Is Free  (Charlie Parker PLP 401)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Mundell Lowe (guitar) Teddy Kotick (bass) Max Roach (drums) unidentified strings (-4,9)
"Rockland Palace", NYC, September 26, 1952
1.Moose The Mooche
2.My Little Suede Shoes
3.Sly Mongoose
4.Laura
5.Star Eyes
6.This Time The Dream's On Me
7.Cool Blues
8.Lester Leaps In
9.Rocker #2

Charlie Parker - Cheers  (S.C.A.M. JPG 2)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Walter Yost (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) Candido (percussion) Bob Garrity (announcer) unidentified strings
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, 2nd set, November 14, 1952
Just Friends II
Easy To Love II
Repetition II
Strings Theme
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Walter Yost (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) Candido (percussion) Bob Garrity (announcer)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, November 15, 1952
A Night In Tunisia
52nd Street Theme

The Genius Of Charlie Parker #3 - Now's The Time  (Verve MGV 8005)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Hank Jones (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Fulton Recording, NYC, December 30, 1952
1118-3The Song Is You (as I Hear Music)
1119-7 | 62VK440Laird Bird
1120-2Kim
1120-4-
1121-2Cosmic Rays
1121-5-
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Fulton Recording, NYC, July 28, 1953
1246-1Chi-Chi
1246-3-
1246-6-
1247-1I Remember You
1248-1Now's The Time
1249-3Confirmation
** also issued on ARS G 441 entitled "Now's The Time".

1953

Miles Davis - Collector's Items  (Prestige PRLP 7044)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker as Charlie Chan, Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, January 30, 1953
450Compulsion
451-1The Serpent's Tooth I
451-2The Serpent's Tooth II
452'Round Midnight
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC-071, OJCCD-071-2.
** part of Prestige PR 24022.

Charlie Parker - Montreal 1953  (Uptown UP 27.36)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Valdo Williams (piano -1) Steep Wade (piano -2,3) Dick Garcia (guitar) Hal Gaylor (bass -1) Bob Rudd (bass -2,3) Bill Graham (drums -1) Bobby Malloy (drums -2,3)
"Chez Paree Nightclub", Montreal, QC, Canada, February 7, 1953
1.Cool Blues
2.Moose The Mooche
3.Now's The Time

Charlie Parker/Miles Davis/Dizzy Gillespie - Bird With Miles And Dizzy  (Queen-disc (It) Q-002)

Bill Harris (trombone) Charlie Mariano, Charlie Parker (alto sax) Harry Johnson (tenor sax) Sonny Truitt (piano) Chubby Jackson (bass) Morey Feld (drums) unknown (vocals)
"Bandbox", NYC, February 16, 1953
Your Father's Moustache

Charlie Parker With The Orchestra - One Night In Washington  (Elektra Musician E1-60019)

Bob Carey, Ed Leddy, Marky Markowitz, Charlie Walp (trumpet) Dan Spiker, Earl Swope, Rob Swope (trombone) Charlie Parker, Jim Riley (alto sax) Ben Lary, Jim Parker, Angelo Tompros (tenor sax) Jack Nimitz (baritone sax) Jack Holliday (piano) Merton Oliver (bass) Joe Theimer (drums, conductor)
"Club Kavakos", Washington, DC, February 22, 1953
Fine And Dandy
These Foolish Things
Light Green
Thou Swell
Wills
Don't Blame Me
Something To Remember You By / The Blue Room
Roundhouse

Charlie Parker - Yardbird-DC-53  (VGM Records VGM 0009)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Jack Holliday (piano) Mert Oliver (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Howard Theater", Washington, DC, March 8, 1953
Cool Blues
Out Of Nowhere
Ornithology
Anthropology
Charlie Wolp (trumpet) Earl Swope (trombone) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Zoot Sims (tenor sax) Bill Shanahan (piano) Charlie Byrd (guitar) Mert Oliver (bass) Don Lamond (drums) unknown (percussion)
NYC, April, 1953
Scrapple From The Apple
Out Of Nowhere / Now's The Time

Charlie Parker At Storyville  (Blue Note BT 85108)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Red Garland (piano) Bernie Griggs (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
WHDH radio broadcast, "Storyville Club", Boston, MA, March 10, 1953
Moose The Mooche
I'll Walk Alone
Ornithology
Out Of Nowhere
Herb Pomeroy (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Sir Charles Thompson (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
WHDH radio broadcast, "Storyville Club", Boston, MA, September 22, 1953
Now's The Time
Don't Blame Me
Dancing On The Ceiling
Cool Blues
Groovin' High
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 85108 2.

Charlie Parker - Star Eyes  (Klacto (E) MG 100)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Kenny O'Brien (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
"Bandbox", NYC, March 30, 1953
Theme: Caravan / Coool Blues
Star Eyes
My Little Suede Shoes
Ornithology
52nd Street Theme
Diggin' Diz
52nd Street Theme
Embraceable You
52nd Street Theme

Charles Mingus - The Complete Debut Recordings  (Debut 12DCD-4402-2)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) Charlie Parker as Charlie Chan (alto sax) Bud Powell (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Massey Hall", Toronto, ON, Canada, May 15, 1953
Perdido (undubbed version)
Salt Peanuts (undubbed version)
All The Things You Are (undubbed version)
52nd Street Theme (undubbed version)
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker as Charlie Chan (alto sax) Bud Powell (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Allen's Alley (as Wee) (undubbed version)
Hot House (undubbed version)
A Night In Tunisia (undubbed version)

The Quintet - Jazz At Massey Hall, Vol. 1  (Debut DLP 2)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) Charlie Parker as Charlie Chan (alto sax) Bud Powell (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Massey Hall", Toronto, ON, Canada, May 15, 1953
Perdido
** also issued on Vogue (E) LDE 040; Disques Swing (F) M 33312 entitled "The Quintet Of The Year - Jazz At Massey Hall, Vol. 1".

The Quintet - Jazz At Massey Hall  (Debut DEB 124)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) Charlie Parker as Charlie Chan (alto sax) Bud Powell (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
"Massey Hall", Toronto, ON, Canada, May 15, 1953
Perdido
Salt Peanuts #1&2
All The Things You Are
52nd Street Theme
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker as Charlie Chan (alto sax) Bud Powell (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Allen's Alley (as Wee)
Hot House #1&2
A Night In Tunisia
** also issued on Fantasy LP 6003, LP 86003; Original Jazz Classics OJC-044, OJCCD-044-2. America (F) 30 AM 6053 entitled "Charlie Parker - Jazz At Massey Hall".

Charlie Parker - Bird Meets Birks  (Mark Gardner (E) MG 102)

Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Sahib Shihab (baritone sax) Wade Legge (piano) Lou Hackney (bass) Al Jones (drums) Joe Carroll (vocals)
"Birdland", NYC, May 23, 1953
The Bluest Blues
On The Sunny Side Of The Street

Bud Powell - Summer Broadcasts 1953  (ESP-Disk' ESP 3023)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Bud Powell (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Art Taylor (drums) Candido (congas)
WJZ radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, May 30, 1953
Moose The Mooche
Cheryl
** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 3023.

Charlie Parker - New Bird: Hi Hat Broadcasts 1953  (Phoenix Jazz LP 10)

Herb Pomeroy (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Dean Erle (piano) Bernie Griggs Jr. (bass) Bill Graham (drums)
"Hi-Hat Club", Boston, MA, June 14, 1953
Cheryl
Ornithology / 52nd Street Theme
Herbie Williams (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Rollins Griffith (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Marquis Foster (drums)
NYC, December 19 & 20, 1953
Now's The Time
Ornithology
My Little Suede Shoes
Groovin' High

The Quartet Of Charlie Parker  (Verve 825 671-2)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Al Haig (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Fulton Recording, NYC, July 28, 1953
1246-4Chi-Chi (alternate take)

1954

Hi-Hat All Stars, Guest Artists, Charlie Parker  (Fresh Sound (Sp) FSR-303)

Herbie Williams (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Jay Migliori (tenor sax) Rollins Griffith (piano) Jimmy Woode (bass) Marquis Foster (drums)
WCOP radio broadcast, "Hi-Hat Club", Boston, MA, January 23, 1954
Now's The Time
Out Of Nowhere
My Little Suede Shoes
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid

Charlie Parker - Kenton And Bird  (Jazz Supreme JS 703)

Buddy Childers, Vic Minicheli, Sam Noto, Don Smith, Stu Williamson (trumpet) Joe Ciavardone, Milt Gold, Frank Rosolino (trombone) George Roberts (bass trombone) Charlie Mariano, Charlie Parker, Dave Schildkraut (alto sax) Mike Cicchetti, Bill Perkins (tenor sax) Tony Ferina (baritone sax) Stan Kenton (piano) Bob Lesher (guitar) Don Bagley (bass) Stan Levey (drums)
"Civic Auditorium", Portland, OR, February 25, 1954
Night And Day
My Funny Valentine
Cherokee

The Genius Of Charlie Parker #5 - Charlie Parker Plays Cole Porter  (Verve MGV 8007)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Jerome Darr (guitar) Teddy Kotick (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, March 31, 1954
1531-1I Get A Kick Out Of You
1531-7-
1532-1Just One Of Those Things
1533-2My Heart Belongs To Daddy
1534-1I've Got You Under My Skin
Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Teddy Kotick (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, December 10, 1954
2115-4Love For Sale
2115-5 | 62VK472-
2116-2I Love Paris
2116-3-

Charlie Parker - Miles Davis - Lee Konitz  (Ozone 2)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Tommy Potter or Teddy Kotick (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) unidentified strings
WABC radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, August 27, 1954
What Is This Thing Called Love
Repetition
Easy To Love
East Of The Sun

Various Artists - Echoes Of An Era: The Birdland All Stars Live At Carnegie Hall  (Roulette RE-127)

Charlie Parker (alto sax) John Lewis (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, September 25, 1954
The Song Is You
My Funny Valentine
Cool Blues