Charlie Parker (as), Miles Davis, Kenny Dorham (tp), Benny Carter, Willie Smith (as), Buddy De Franco (cl), Lucky Thompson (ts), Bill Harris, Jimmy Knepper (tb), Joe Albany, Al Haig, Nat King Cole (p), Oscar Moore (g), Tommy Potter, Johnny Miller (b), Don Lamond, Buddy Rich, Roy Haynes, Max Roach (d)
Bar code: 8436006496349
Charlie Parker At The Finale Club & More presents five rare broadcasts and private recordings by Bird, including various pairings with other celebrated jazzmen of the era such as Miles Davis, Kenny Dorham, Joe Albany, Nat "King" Cole, Benny Carter, Buddy DeFranco, Lucky Thompson, Max Roach, Al Haig, Bill Harris, Jimmy Knepper, Roy Haynes and Buddy Rich.
The Finale Club broadcast, in Los Angeles, February-March, 1946, is the earliest existing live recording of Bird and Miles together, as well as the only pairing of the saxophonist with pianist Joe Albany. The recording quality is not always up to modern standards, but these sessions are of high historical importance.
01. BILLIES BOUNCE (3:42)
02. ORNITHOLOGY (5:00)
03. ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE (5:07)
04. BLUE N BOOGIE (5:08)
05. ANTHROPOLOGY (2:48)
06. HOT HOUSE / WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE (3:50)
07. I MAY BE WRONG (3:02)
08. PARKERS MOOD (3:23)
09. S WONDERFUL (3:11)
10. INDIANA (4:31)
11. ORNITHOLOGY (8:21)
12. COOL BLUES (4:15)
13. BARBADOS (3:55)
14. ANTHROPOLOGY (2:23)
15. ANNOUNCEMENT INTO TEA FOR TWO (2:44)
16. BODY AND SOUL (2:38)
17. CHEROKEE (3:03)
18. ORNITHOLOGY (3:16)
Total time: 71:37 min.
Personnel on #1-5: Charlie Parker (as), Miles Davis (tp), Joe Albany (p), Addison Farmer (b), Chuck Thompson (d).
Recorded at the Finale Club, Los Angeles, February-March, 1946
Personnel on #6-10: Charlie Parker (as), Jimmy Knepper (tb), Al Haig (p), Tommy Potter (b), Roy Haynes (d).
Recorded in New Brunswick, New Jersey, on August 28, 1950
Personnel on #11-12: Charlie Parker (as), Bill Harris (tb on #11 only), Buddy De Franco (cl on #11 only), Dick Cary (p), Eddie Safranski (b), Don Lamond (d).
Recorded at Valencia Theater, New York, on March 25, 1952
Personnel on #13-14: Charlie Parker (as), Kenny Dorham (tp), Lucky Thompson (ts), Al Haig (p), Tommy Potter (b), Max Roach (d).
Recorded at Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York, on March 5, 1949
Personnel on #15-18: Charlie Parker (as), Willie Smith (as on #15), Benny Carter (as on #16), Nat King Cole (p), Oscar Moore (g), Johnny Miller (b), Buddy Rich (d).
Recorded At NBC Studios, Los Angeles, March-April 1946