At Jirayr Zorthian's Ranch, July 14th, 1952
Charlie Parker (as), Frank Morgan (as), Don Wilkerson (ts), Amost Trice (p), Dave Bryant (b), Lawrence Marable (d). Guest star Chet Baker (tp on #5)
Recorded live at Jirayr Zorthian's Ranch, Altadena, California, Monday, July 14, 1952.
This super-rare recording was made at extentic millionaire Jirayr Zorthian's home in California as features a 74 minutes performance by Bird that has never been heard before now. This historic session was recorded during one of larger than life painter and sculptor Zorthian's infamous sex, drugs and booze parties - attended by a wealth of intellectuals, artists and hangers-on. These parties became knwon throughout Southern California as they would last for several days at a time.
Bird attended one of these parties, on July 14, 1952, and had the bright idea of bringing along a tape recorder to capture the event. This was clearly a wild night as a massive striptease was arranged before and during Bird's rendition of "Embraceable You". This performance is also the only recorded encounter of Bird playing with Frank Morgan and Don Wilkerson.
All tracks previously unissued on any format.
01. A night in Tunisia
03. Embraceable you
04. Hot house
05. Scrapple from the apple
06. Cool blues
07. Dixie/Yankee Doodle march into I Got Rhythm
08. Scrapple from the apple nº2
09. Au Private into Dance of the Infidels
Total time: 74:00 min.