Charlie Parker and his Orchestra – Swedish Schnapps

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Swedish Schnapps (The Genius of Charlie Parker, volume 8) (MG V-8010) is a Charlie Parker compilation album, released by Verve Records, compiling recordings made by two different groups, on two different dates in 1951. The tracks had previously been released as 78rpm singles, and the master takes had previously appeared on the 1955 Clef Records LP The Magnificent Charlie Parker (MG C-646).

The two sessions feature either Max Roach or Kenny Clarke on drums. The January 17 1951 session features Miles Davis on trumpet, who had made many recordings as part of Parker’s band in 1946 and 1947. This recording session was the same day as Davis’ own first recording session for his new label, Prestige Records, which he would complete later the same day.

Track listing:

A1 Si Si (Parker)
A2 Swedish Schnapps (Shavers)
A3 Swedish Schnapps (Alternate Take) (Shavers)
A4 Back Home Blues (Parker)
A5 Back Home Blues (Alternate Take) (Parker)
A6 Lover Man (Weill,Anderson)

B1 Au Privave (Parker)
B2 Au Privave (Alternate Take) (Parker)
B3 She Rote (Parker)
B4 She Rote (Alternate Take) (Parker)
B5 K. C. Blues (Parker)
B6 Star Eyes (Raye,DePaul)
B7 Blues For Alice (Parker)


Charlie Parker – alto saxophone
Ray Brown (tracks: A1 to A6, B7) – bass
Teddy Kotick (tracks: B1 to B6) – bass
Kenny Clarke (tracks: A1 to A6, B7) – drums
Max Roach (tracks: B1 to B6) – drums
John Lewis (tracks: A1 to A6, B7) – piano
Walter Bishop, Jr. (tracks: B1 to B6) – piano
Miles Davis (tracks: B1 to B6) – trumpet
Red Rodney (tracks: A1 to A6, B7) – trumpet

Recording dates:
Tracks A1 to A6, B7: August 8, 1951
Tracks B1 to B6: January 17, 1951


Released: 1958; 1991 (CD)
Recorded: January 17 1951, August 8, 1951
Length: 51:48
Label: Verve Records
MG V-8010