Charlie Parker

By Stuart Kremsky

 

            Alto saxophonist Charlie Parker, known to many fans simply as “Bird,” has been variously described as “amazingly talented” (Orrin Keepnews), “above all, a great improviser” (James Patrick), as having “supernatural abilities” (Gary Giddins), and “simply the best” (Ira Gitler). Parker, with invaluable assistance from key associates like trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and pianist Bud Powell, changed the sound of jazz forever with the innovative music... Read More

City Of Origin:
Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Genre:
Jazz, Classic Jazz, Bop
Birthdate:
08/29/1920
Death date:
03/12/1955
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Charlie's

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Charlie's Wig

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Barbados

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Bongo Hop

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How High the Moon

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Hot House

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Bebop

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