Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Charlie Parker - In Boston

For over two decades, the Hi-Hat Club occupied a choice location among the jazz clubs of Boston’s South End district, at the corner of Columbus and Massachusetts Avenue. After the end of World War II, lesser luminaries took over the band-stand, and after a while entertainment practically stopped altogether.
Dave Coleman, a jazz promoter, had taken over management of the club in 1949. Through Coleman’s personal initiative, the Hi-Hat enjoyed its most successful years, and by 1951 it was the only club featuring a consistent policy of presenting modern jazz.
Between 1953 and 1954 Charlie Parker made several visits to Boston, where he was often hired to play as a “single” at the Hi-Hat, backed by local musicians. The performances contained in these two albums come from radio broadcasts emceed by famed disc-jockey “Symphony Sid” (Sid Torin), duplicating here his New York role from the control booth inside the Hi-Hat for his nightly radio show on WCOP.

Source : http://www.freshsoundrecords.com/charlie-parker-albums/6493-bird-in-boston-live-at-the-hi-hat-1953-1954-2-cd.html

Charlie Parker
In Boston
(Live at the Hi-Hat)

Tracks

Cd. 1

1 Opening announcements by Symphony Sid and Bird  0:40
2 Cool Blues (Parker)  5:38
3 Scrapple from the Apple (Parker)  7:11
4 Symphony Sid introduces the members of the band  0:57
5 Laura (Raksin)  6:34
6 Symphony Sid talks to Bird introduces the next tune  0:53
7 Cheryl (Parker)  5:43
8 Ornithology (Parker, Harris)  6:24
9 52nd Street (Monk) and closing announcements  1:29
10 Symphony Sid introduces Bird  0:09
11 Ornithology (Parker, Harris)  7:44
12 Symphony Sid and Bird introduce the next number  0:30
13 My Little Suede Shoes (Parker)  7:09
14 Bird introduces the next tune  0:28
15 Now’s the Time (Parker)  6:57
16 Groovin’ High (Parker, Gillespie)  6:02

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Cd. 2

1 Cool Blues (Parker)  6:48
2 Out of Nowhere (Green, Heyman)  5:42
3 My Funny Valentine (Rodgers, Hart)  6:32
4 Ornithology (Parker, Harris)  4:56
5 Cool Blues (Parker)  6:09
6 My Little Suede Shoes (Parker) [incomplete]  6:01
7 Bird talks to Symphony Sid  1:01
8 Ornithology (Parker, Harris)  7:35
9 Symphony Sid introduces the Hi-Hat All Stars and talks to Bird 1:23
10 Out of Nowhere (Green, Heyman) 4:22
11 Jumpin’ with Symphony Sid (Young) and closing announcements by Symphony Sid  2:34
12 Now’s the Time (Parker)  9:13
13 Symphony Sid and Bird introduce the Hi-Hat All Stars  0:50
14 Out of Nowhere (Green, Heyman)  5:48
15 My Little Suede Shoes (Parker)  5:01
16 Jumpin’ with Symphony Sid (Young) and closing announcements by Symphony Sid  1:07

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Personnel
[Cd. 1, # 1-9]
Charlie Parker - as
Herb Pomeroy - tp
Dean Earle - p
Bernie Griggs - b
Bill Graham - dr
Recorded at the Hi-Hat Club, Boston ; Sunday, June 14, 1953
[Cd. 1, # 10-16]
Charlie Parker - as
Herbie Williams - tp
Rollins Griffith - p
Jimmy Woode - b
Marquis Foster - dr
Recorded same place as above ; probably on January 1954
[Cd. 2, # 1-4]
Charlie Parker - as
Herb Pomeroy - tp
with probably
Dean Earle - p
Bernie Griggs - b
Bill Graham - dr
Recorded same place as above ; probably on June 1953
[Cd. 2, # 5-11]
Charlie Parker - as
Herbie Williams - tp
Rollins Griffith - p
Jimmy Woode - b
Marquis Foster - dr
Recorded same place as above ; exact date unknown, but recorded between January 18-24, 1954
[Cd. 2, # 12-16]
Charlie Parker - as
Herbie Williams - tp
Jay Migliori - ts
Rollins Griffith - p
Jimmy Woode - b
George Solano - dr
Recorded same place as above ; Saturday, January 23, 1954

15 comments:

Melanchthon said...

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alligator69 said...

Thanks Mel. This is awesome! Ive only had part of this over the years, so this is a welcome addition

rev.b said...

I don't think I've ever seen this one. Thanks Mel!

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Hi,
Fantastic!! Thanks Mel
Pedro

jm said...

My curiosity about these disks is very considerable; my expectations for responding well to the music is way less considerable. It may be a big comedown, but the experience will be worth it, and I thank you very much (scarcely for the first time!!) for making available deeply worthwhile experiences.
Symphony Sid thrilled me when I was an early teenager, just a year or two after these performances. I think, but maybe this makes no sense, that Sid was for a while a DJ in New Rochelle, a small city, suburban to NYC, next to the true and upscale suburb in which I lived. And when my dial (I LOVED having that infinite dial connecting with a world out there that was just about totally unknown to me) hit Sid, I found it utterly engaging, the more so if in fact, as I think I remember, he wasn't in NYC at the moment but right next door.
Anyhow, thank you, thank you, for all your gifts.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much

deGallo said...

Thank you.

sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!!

Angelo said...

Surprising good sound for a Parker always superb and fantastic!

Muito obrigado!!!

francisco santos said...

BIG THX!...

rowgatien said...

Thank you ~!

Brush&Stick said...

Thank you for the complete set!

ritzbird said...

Wonderful, thanks a lot for the download, and for including the notes.

Olde Edo said...

Thanks for this -- never too much Charlie Parker!

Historicus said...

Ubi major ... all the others cessant!