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Charlie Parker - Bird in L.A. [4LP] (RSDBF 2021)

Charlie Parker - Bird in L.A. [4LP] (RSDBF 2021)

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Previously unreleased historic recordings from Charlie Parker's legendary and highly eventful visits to Los Angeles.

LP 1
Side A
December 17, 1945
1. Intro over I Waited for You into How High the Moon (incomplete)
2. Intro dialogue with Gibson into Handsome Harry the Hipster (incomplete) (no Parker)
3. Cement Mixer (fragment) into Intro into Blues (fragment)
4. Dizzy Atmosphere (fragment) (no Parker improvisation)
5. Fifty-Second Street Theme into closing announcement
Possibly December 10, 17, or 29, 1945
AFRS “Jubilee,” NBC Studios, Hollywood, California
Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra Featuring Charlie Parker
6. Groovin’ High into announcement


Side B
1. Intro dialogue with Gillespie into Shaw ‘Nuff into announcement
2. Intro dialogue with Gillespie into Dizzy Atmosphere into announcement
3. Intro dialogue with Gillespie into A Night in Tunisia into announcement
4. Intro dialogue between Vallee and Gibson into Salt Peanuts

LP 2
Side A
1. Billie’s Bounce
2. Ornithology
3. All the Things You Are
4. Blue ‘n’ Boogie


Side B
1. Anthropology into announcement
Probably March or April 1946
AFRS “Jubilee,” NBC Studios, Hollywood, California
2. Intro discussion into Cherokee into announcement
November 22, 1948
Jazz At the Philharmonic, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
3. Ornithology
4. Dizzy Atmosphere
5. Out of Nowhere

LP 3
Side A
July 14, 1952
Party at Jirayr Zorthian’s Ranch, top of Fair Oaks Avenue, Altadena, California
1. Scrapple from the Apple (incomplete)
2. Au Privave/Dance of the Infidels


Side B
1. Night in Tunisia
2. How High the Moon/Ornithology
3. Party Chatter into Embraceable You

LP 4
Side A
1. Hot House
2. Cool Blues


Side B
1. March Noodling/Dixie
Probably July 28, 1952 at Zorthian’s Ranch
2. Scrapple from the Apple
Probably July 1952, Unknown Location, Los Angeles, California
3. Au Privave (incomplete)