Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Charlie Parker With Strings

The English Horn player definitely looks like Mitch Miller, and the violinist looks like David Nadien. The violist looks like he might be William Lincer.


Michael Leddy said...

To the left, Ray Brown on bass and Buddy Rich at the drums.

Anonymous said...

The English horn player IS Mitch Miller.
The contractor as well, he booked the rest of the orchestra for the gig.
BTW: Ray Brown and Buddy Rich were the de facto house rhythm section for Norman Granz' Clef and Verve labels, which Bird was also under contract to at the time.
Bird LOVED his sessions with strings!
- Greg from SF