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Charles Christopher "Bird" Parker, Jr (29th August 1920 – 12th March 1955) was a U.S. saxophonist and composer. Early in his career Parker was dubbed Yardbird; this was later shortened to "Bird" (or sometimes "Yard") and remained Parker's nickname for the rest of his life, and inspiration for the titles of his works such as "Ornithology and Yardbird suite".

Parker is commonly considered the greatest bebop jazz musician. In terms of influence and impact, his contribution to… read more

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  • true bop is hard, like heroin... it`s in your veins,man)))
  • Just Great
  • Can someone explain what is a "breakdown take"? Are they just rehearsals/studio practice?
  • Happy Birthday Bird
  • He breathed in air, he breathed out light, Charlie Parker was my delight - Adrian Mitchell
  • Today is Bird's day
  • Bird, I love you.
  • Genious.♥
  • "...the neighbours threatened to ask my mother to move once when we were living out West. They said I was driving them crazy with the horn. I used to put in at least 11 to 15 hours a day [...] I did that for over a period of 3 to 4 years." Charlie Parker - 1954 =))
  • There are only two forms of jazz : before Charlie Parker and after Charlie Parker (c)

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