Charlie Parker

Bird In LA (4x LP)

Release: 19-11-2021 | Label: VERVE / Bertus

4x LP

BF 21

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)……………………………….. 4:11
2. Intro dialogue with Gibson into Handsome Harry the Hipster (incomplete) (no Parker)…. 4:15
3. Cement Mixer (fragment) into Intro into Blues (fragment)………………………………………….. 1:20
4. Dizzy Atmosphere (fragment) (no Parker improvisation)…………………………………………….. 1:04
5. Fifty-Second Street Theme into closing announcement………………………………………………. 1:53
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……………………………………………………………………………. 5:47
Side B
1. Intro dialogue with Gillespie into Shaw ‘Nuff into announcement……………………………….. 4:51
2. Intro dialogue with Gillespie into Dizzy Atmosphere into announcement……………………… 4:36
3. Intro dialogue with Gillespie into A Night in Tunisia into announcement………………………. 4:59
4. Intro dialogue between Vallee and Gibson into Salt Peanuts……………………………………….. 3:40

LP 2
Side A
1. Billie’s Bounce………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 3:45
2. Ornithology …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 5:04
3. All the Things You Are……………………………………………………………………………………………… 5:13
4. Blue ‘n’ Boogie……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 5:15
Side B
1. Anthropology into announcement……………………………………………………………………………. 2:51
Probably March or April 1946
AFRS “Jubilee,” NBC Studios, Hollywood, California
2. Intro discussion into Cherokee into announcement……………………………………………………. 4:22
November 22, 1948
Jazz At the Philharmonic, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
3. Ornithology……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4:11
4. Dizzy Atmosphere…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 5:39
5. Out of Nowhere……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 3:35

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)……………………………………………………………………… 5:44
2. Au Privave/Dance of the Infidels…………………………………………………………………………….. 13:11
Side B
1. Night in Tunisia………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7:33
2. How High the Moon/Ornithology…………………………………………………………………………….. 7:31
3. Party Chatter into Embraceable You ………………………………………………………………………… 3:45

LP 4
Side A
1. Hot House …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7:07
2. Cool Blues……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 12:15
Side B
1. March Noodling/Dixie…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4:12
Probably July 28, 1952 at Zorthian’s Ranch
2. Scrapple from the Apple………………………………………………………………………………………… 13:14
Probably July 1952, Unknown Location, Los Angeles, California
3. Au Privave (incomplete)………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4:28

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