Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Charlie Parker's Birthday


File:Charlie Parker, Tommy Potter, Miles Davis, Max Roach (Gottlieb 06941).jpg
[Charlie Parker (1920-1955) (with Miles Davis) in 1947, at the Three Deuces Club in New York - Photograph by William P Gottlieb - William P Gottlieb Collection, Library of Congress]

Bird's birthday today. The Allen Ginsberg Project salutes Charlie Parker, bebop maestro, with this fine BBC documentary. Check out also our last year's anecdotal hommage to the great saxophonist, here.
[2013 update - unfortunately this video has been taken down. We're replacing it with a four-part BBC radio documentary - here, here, here and here]

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