CHARLIE PARKER
                WCOP radio broadcast
                          Hi-Hat Club,  Boston

                      Recording Date:
                           January 18, 1954
                           Herbie Williams     TP
                           Charlie Parker       AS
                           Rollins Griffith       P
                           Jimmy Woode        B
                           Marquis Foster       D
                                             LINK Retired

Review by Scott Yanow
This CD features Charlie Parker caught live in 1954 with a quintet including Herb Pomeroy, as part of an unknown group in 1950, with pianist Bud Powell, bassist Charles Mingus, drummer Art Taylor and Candido on congas on two songs from 1953 and sitting in with the Chet Baker Quartet in 1953 (although only Bird's solos from the latter were recorded). The recording quality is streaky and these leftover performances from routine gigs are recommended only for Charlie Parker completists.

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