Charlie Parker

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  • Another Year of Melons
  • January 2021
  • 5 Songs

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Ornithology
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Autumn In New York
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Out Of Nowhere
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April In Paris
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What Is This Thing Called Love? [Live]

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  • I Didn't Know What Time It Was

    May 2020 • 1 song

  • Kind of Masters

    May 2020 • 22 songs

  • 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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