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Bird in LA 4LP

Charlie Parker

This historic release brings together previously unknown & unissued recordings along with rarities captured during 3 of the 4 California trips Bird made during his too-short life.

Highlights include “How High the Moon” from his historic 1945 engagement with Dizzy Gillespie at Billy Berg’s, previously unknown performances from a 1948 “Jazz at the Philharmonic” concert at the Shrine Auditorium, & the complete recordings of the infamous 1952 “naked party” at the Altadena ranch of Jirayr Zorthian.

A1. Intro over I Waited for You into How High the Moon (incomplete) A2. Intro dialogue with Gibson into Handsome Harry the Hipster (incomplete) (no Parker) A3. Cement Mixer (fragment) into Intro into Blues (fragment) A4. Dizzy Atmosphere (fragment) (no Parker improvisation) A5. Fifty-Second Street Theme into closing announcement A6. Groovin’ High into announcement B1. Intro dialogue with Gillespie into Shaw ‘Nuff into announcement B2. Intro dialogue with Gillespie into Dizzy Atmosphere into announcement B3. Intro dialogue with Gillespie into A Night in Tunisia into announcement B4. Intro dialogue between Vallee and Gibson into Salt Peanuts

A1. Billie’s Bounce A2. Ornithology A3. All the Things You Are A4. Blue ‘n’ Boogie B1. Anthropology into announcement B2. Intro discussion into Cherokee into announcement B3. Ornithology B4. Dizzy Atmosphere B5. Out of Nowhere

A1. Scrapple from the Apple (incomplete) A2. Au Privave/Dance of the Infidels B1. Night in Tunisia B2. How High the Moon/Ornithology B3. Party Chatter into Embraceable You

A1. Hot House A2. Cool Blues B1. March Noodling/Dixie B2. Scrapple from the Apple B3. Au Privave (incomplete)