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MG C-512: Bird and Diz / Charlie Parker - Dizzy Gillespie

[Front Cover] Label Type : black/silver Mercury trumpeter type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG C512A
SIDE-B MG C512B



Comments

A-4 “Passport” is a rare version (C 295-2).
More common version (C 295-5) and B-4 “Visa” are also issued on Mercury 11022 (78rpm) and 11022x45 (45rpm).

A-1 “Bloomdido” (C 410-4) and A-2 “My Melancholy Baby” (C 413-2) also issued on Mercury 11058 (78rpm) and 11058x45 (45rpm).

A-3 “Relaxing With Lee” (C 415-3) and B-1 “Leap Flog” (C 414-6) also issued on Mercury 11076 (78rpm) and 11076x45 (45rpm).

B-2 “An Oscar For Tredwell” (C 411-4) and B-3 “Mohawk” (C 412-6) also issued on Mercury 11082 (78rpm) and 11082x45 (45rpm).

Inside The Groove

The famous summit of key-persons of Be-Bop - Bird, Diz and Monk.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

This LP features the historically important session by the three giants - Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk. Superb improvisations by Bird and Diz, as well as less-featured Monk plays impressive solos on several tracks. As many people have pointed out, the only drawback was the drumming of Buddy Rich - Buddy Rich himself is one of the greatest drummers of course, but his musical conceptions don't smoothly matches with Bird and Diz. Anyway the performances on this LP are very important indeed.

By the way, A-4 and B-4 are not by Bird=Diz combo: these two tracks are from completely different sessions, featuring Kenny Dorham and Max Roach. They are also superb, though.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

10 out of 10







Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 C 410-4 Bloomdido -
A-2 C 413-2 Melancholy Baby -
A-3 C 415-3 Relaxing With Lee -
A-4 C 295-2 Passport -
SIDE-B
B-1 C 414-6 Leap Frog -
B-2 C 411-4 An Oscar For Treadwell -
B-3 C 412-6 Mohawk -
B-4 C 293-4 Visa -

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

B-4:
Kenny Dorham (tp), Tommy Turk (tb), Charlie Parker (as),
Al Haig (p), Tommy Potter (b), Max Roach (ds), Carlos Vidal (bongo).
Recorded in New York City, February or March, 1949.

A-4:
Kenny Dorham (tp), Charlie Parker (as),
Al Haig (p), Tommy Potter (b), Max Roach (ds).
Recorded in New York City on May 5, 1949.

A-1, A-2, A-3, B-1, B-2, B-3:
Dizzy Gillespie (tp), Charlie Parker (as),
Thelonious Monk (p), Curly Russel (b), Buddy Rich (ds).
Recorded in New York City on June 6, 1950.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Charlie Parker (as) :
  • Mercury MG-35010 / MG C-101 / MG C-501 10-inch : Charlie Parker With Strings
  • Mercury MG C-509 10-inch : Charlie Parker With Strings, No.2
  • Mercury MG C-512 10-inch : Bird & Diz / Charlie Parker - Dizzy Gillespie
  • Mercury MG C-513 10-inch : South Of The Border
  • Mercury MG-35007 / MG VOL.6 10-inch : Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume 6
  • Mercury MG VOL.12 10-inch : Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume 12
  • Mercury MG VOL.13 10-inch : Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume 13
  • Mercury MG VOL.14 10-inch : Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume 14
  • Mercury MG C-505 10-inch : Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite / Machito and his Orchestra
  • Mercury MG C-508 / MG C-608 : Jazz At The Philharmonic - How High The Moon
  • Mercury MG C-511 10-inch : Jazz With Flip And Bird / Machito
  • Mercury MG C-601 : Jam Session #1 / Various Artists
  • Mercury MG C-602 : Jam Session #2 / Various Artists



Jackets

Front Back
[MG C-512 FRONT] [MG C-512 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG C-512 A] [MG C-512 B]



MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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