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Washington DC , May 23 1948 : dixieland vs bebop

Charlie Parker (performer)

Washington DC , May 23 1948 : dixieland vs bebop

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Title
Washington DC , May 23 1948 : dixieland vs bebop
Performer
Charlie Parker 1920-1955 (saxofoon)
Publisher
Uptown, 2008
1 cd + boekje
Recording date
1948
Playing time
00:51:59
EAN
0026198275525
Placing suggestion
73 - Jazz (NBLC) J1 - Jazz (Flemish music schema)

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About Charlie Parker

Charles Parker Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), nicknamed "Bird" and "Yardbird", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Parker was a highly influential soloist and leading figure in the development of bebop, a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuosic technique, and advanced harmonies. Parker was a blazingly fast virtuoso and introduced revolutionary harmonic ideas into jazz, including rapid passing chords, new variants of altered chords, and chord substitutions. Primarily a player of the alto saxophone, Parker's tone ranged from clean and penetrating to sweet and somber.

Parker acquired the nickname "Yardbird" early in his career on the road with Jay McShann. This, and the shortened form "Bird", continued to be used for the rest of his life, inspiring the titles of a number of Parker compositions, such as "Yardbird Suite", "Ornithology", "Bird Gets the Worm", and "Bird of Paradise". Parker was an i…Read more on Wikipedia