Charlie Parker Quintet – New York, NY (12/11/48)

Charlie Parker Quintet
featuring Miles Davis
December 11, 1948
Royal Roost, New York NY
WMCA radio broadcast

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(9 items; TT = 23:38)

Source: WMCA Radio Broadcast
Lineage: Radio Broadcast > ? > wave > ? > flac

Miles Davis (tpt); Charlie Parker (as);
Al Haig (p); Tommy Potter (b); Max Roach (d);
with “Symphony” Sid Torin (announcer)

d1t01. Jumpin’ with Symphony Sid (L. Young) 1:05
d1t02. Groovin’ High (D. Gillespie-F. Paparelli) 4:49
d1t03. Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:36
d1t04. Big Foot (C. Parker) 4:45
d1t05. Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:27
d1t06. Ornithology (C. Parker-B. Harris) 5:39
d1t07. Introduction (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:21
d1t08. Slow Boat to China (F. Loesser) 5:08
d1t09. Announcement (Symphony Sid Torin) 0:47


  • A very good recording for this period with only some light hiss and sparing crackle
    mostly noticeable during announcements and between audio portions. The dynamic range is somewhat compressed. The tracks run continuously from beginning to end. Last track cuts off on
    announcerís outro.
  • Peter Losin notes,
    “The first of the weekly broadcasts of the Parker Quintet from the Royal Roost. Parker
    began a four-month engagement at the Royal Roost on December 9; the gig ran
    through March 12, 1949, though as it turned out, Davis didn’t stay long.”

Kenny Dorham replaced Miles Davis on trumpet in Charlie Parker’s Quintet starting with the
December 25, 1948 Royal Roost show and throughout the remainder of the Quintet’s Royal Roost run.
However, Miles was to reappear at the Royal Roost in early 1949 as part of Tadd Dameron’s
Big Ten line-up.

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