Ballade

Charlie Parker & Coleman Hawkins

Forgotten Footage

This performance was filmed by Norman Granz in 1950 to be used in a sequel to his 1944 jazz film “Jammin’ the Blues.” The film was never produced but fifteen precious minuets survived. Granz was the jazz impresario and producer who organized the first “Jazz at the Philharmonic” concert at the Philharmonic Auditorium in Los Angeles on $300.00 of borrowed money.

Personnel:

Charlie Parker, alto sax
Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax
Hank Jones, piano
Ray Brown, bass
Buddy Rich, drums