Charlie Parker


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United States saxophonist and leader of the bop style of jazz (1920-1955)

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Here's the best description of his music that I've heard: Put Aphex Twin and Charlie Parker in one room, hand them a joint, and this is what you get.
So you certainly won't be able to watch a Charlie Parker movie any time soon.
In one of the various books to which I often refer, Len Lyons's A History of Jazz on Records, the author begins his section on Charlie Parker by noting that, "If you have never heard Charlie Parker, [your first] experience could permanently change the way you think about music.
In Bebop Jazz Piano, Valerio has limited his discussion to "classic bebop," that of Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Dizzy Gillespie and others who flourished during the 1940s and 1950s.
Led by tutor Paula Gardiner, the 12-piece band will perform pieces by such composers as Charlie Parker, Wes Montgomery and Sonny Rollins.
FLYING HIGH: Forest hit the right note as jazzer Charlie Parker in Bird (far right) but wasn't so hot in Pret-A-Porter (right); HOLLYWOOD HERO: Oscar-winner Denzel was a knock-out in Training Day (far left) and earlier in boxing saga Hurricane (left)
Charlie Watts, drummer of the Rolling Stones leads an impressive jazz ensemble and is the key voice in this new series celebrating the life of Charlie Parker.
The last of the Samuel Johnson novels written by the author of the Charlie Parker mysteries and meant for young adults (and children of all ages), his hometown, the little English village of Biddlecombe, is once again besieged by the forces of evil.
The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, scheduled for Saturday, August 23 in Marcus Garvey Park and Sunday, August 24 in Tompkins Square Park, presents pianists Hank Jones, Randy Weston, and Robert Glasper, vocalists Vanessa Rubin and Gretchen Parlato, drummer Rashied Ali, trumpeter Jerry Gonzalez & Fort Apache, and a special performance by pianist Eric Lewis performing a commissioned original piece paying tribute to Charlie Parker.
LIVERPOOL'S former regeneration chief, Charlie Parker, has returned to work on key city projects as a part-time consultant - just months after leaving the city for a lucrative private contract.
Washington, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, Ella Baker, Elijah Muhammad, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Otis Redding, and Aretha Franklin (to list a relative handful of those mentioned) mix with those of Coltrane, Sun Ra, Davis, and Monk.
This is the Jimi Hendrix and Charlie Parker treatment all over again: young black man gets rich, can't handle it, makes it with white girls, gets strung out, blows money, dies.
SO CHARLIE PARKER 'will be providing a public website' to keep us all updated on the big dig.
The remains of jazz great Charlie ``Bird'' Parker could have a new home in a mausoleum near a sculpture of the musician at Charlie Parker Memorial Plaza in Kansas City.
But Charlie Parker, Liverpool council director for regeneration, said: ``Their response was based on the scheme two months ago, but even then it was a positive reaction with just some points raised.