Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker

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Yardbird Suite
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Ko-Ko
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My Old Flame
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Billie's Bounce
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Sipping At Bells

Albums

  • His Finest Recordings

    Dec 2021 • 85 songs

  • I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  • Bird's Eyes 1/4

    May 2020 • 23 songs

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Charlie Parker

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One of a handful of musicians who can be said to have permanently changed jazz, Charlie Parker was arguably the greatest saxophonist of all time. He could play remarkably fast lines that, if slowed down to half speed, would reveal that every note made sense. "Bird," along with his contemporaries Dizzy Gillespie and Bud Powell, is considered a founder of bebop; in reality he was an intuitive player who simply was expressing himself. Rather than basing his improvisations closely on the melody as was done in swing, he was a master of chordal improvising, creating new melodies tha...
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