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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)
2. Intro dialogue with Gibson into Handsome Harry the Hipster (incomplete) (no Parker)
3. Cement Mixer (fragment) into Intro into Blues (fragment)
4. Dizzy Atmosphere (fragment) (no Parker improvisation)
5. Fifty-Second Street Theme into closing announcement
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
Side B
1. Intro dialogue with Gillespie into Shaw ‘Nuff into announcement
2. Intro dialogue with Gillespie into Dizzy Atmosphere into announcement
3. Intro dialogue with Gillespie into A Night in Tunisia into announcement
4. Intro dialogue between Vallee and Gibson into Salt Peanuts
LP 2
Side A
1. Billie’s Bounce
2. Ornithology 
3. All the Things You Are
4. Blue ‘n’ Boogie
Side B
1. Anthropology into announcement
Probably March or April 1946
AFRS “Jubilee,” NBC Studios, Hollywood, California
2. Intro discussion into Cherokee into announcement
November 22, 1948
Jazz At the Philharmonic, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
3. Ornithology4. Dizzy Atmosphere.
5. Out of Nowhere.

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)
2. Au Privave/Dance of the Infidels
Side B
1. Night in Tunisia
2. How High the Moon/Ornithology
3. Party Chatter into Embraceable You 

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

Label: Verve
UPC: 602507408428