During the time 'Jam Session' was recorded, Parker was trying to stay away from heroin, but that accentuated his alcohol consumption, as shown in the photographs taken at the date, where he looked tired and had gained much weight. His playing, however, was truly exceptional. For the ballad medley Bird chose 'Dearly Beloved'. This is the only reading of the tune in the entire Parker discography, either live or in the studio.
Track Listing: 1. Jam Blues - Charlie Parker (14.44) 2. Ballad Medley - Charlie Parker (17.25) 3. What Is This Thing Called Love - Charlie Parker (15.53) 4. Funky Blues - Charlie Parker (13.29)