Charlie Parker

Saxophonist, Composer Charlie Parker

Charles Parker, Jr., also known as Yardbird and Bird, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Parker acquired the nickname "Yardbird" early in his career and the shortened form, "Bird", which continued to be used for the rest of his life, inspired the titles of a number of Parker compositions, such as "Yardbird Suite", "Ornithology", "Bird Gets the Worm", and "Bird of Paradise.
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"Charlie Parker Jazz Festival" - Pollstar
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August 28 event at Tompkins Square Park has been canceled due to Hurricane Irene. August 27 event at Marcus Garvey Park is still scheduled to occur. AP Photo TBA means the venue is To Be Announced. Use of information on this website is subject to
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Province to help NewPage suppliers out of the woods - MetroNews Canada
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Natural Resources Minister Charlie Parker offered few details Thursday on a plan to help some 400 wood suppliers affected by the imminent closure of NewPage. Premier Darrell Dexter said Wednesday the province would have a plan in place by Sept. 9
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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Celebrates Legendary Musician Uptown and Downtown - DNAinfo
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HARLEM — The two-day Charlie Parker Jazz Festival will be held in Harlem this weekend, where the legendary saxophonist had his famous jam sessions, and in the East Village, the neighborhood he called home. Now in its 19th consecutive year, the
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Charlie Parker: Merkel and Sarkozy waste even this borrowed time - Citywire.co.uk
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Three weeks ago the patient was close to cardiac arrest and if we are to see Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy as the physicians tending to a sick Europe they were watching over its demise with bland
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A love letter to Charlie Parker from saxophonist Donald Harrison, Jr. - Chicago Tribune
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Most jazz clubs don't last as long — or even half as a long — as the Jazz Showcase has been celebrating the music of Charlie Parker. Hard to believe, but the Showcase recently launched its 56th annual "August is Charlie Parker Month" festivities
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Jazz at the Albright-Knox has a homecoming at new venue - Buffalo News
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In the second-set highlight of “Cherokee,” the Ray Noble number that Charlie Parker employed to usher in the bebop era, the quartet tightened to a crescendo—as Hull hammered four-bar solos in tandem with the band, Gransden flashed two fingers behind
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'Rizzoli & Isles' actor Lee Thompson Young talks season 2, his years on 'The ... - Entertainment Weekly
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They're so talented, and when they start working together and start playing off of each other, it's like watching Charlie Parker and Miles Davis play together.” Monday night marks the start of the show's second season, which the actor says will feature
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Charlie Parker: Memo to ratings agencies; shut up - Citywire.co.uk
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The ratings agencies proved themselves in the financial crisis to be utterly inept participants in the market, unable to see the wood for the trees and utterly bamboozled by the duplicitous sophistry of the
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Schuur shows a country side - Sacramento Bee
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Jazz musicians have notoriously looked down their noses at country music as simplistic and sentimental, but even Charlie Parker was attracted to its down-to-earth storytelling. No surprise, then, that another down-to-earth jazz artist
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Charlie Parker: Ignis must change radically, and it knows it - Citywire.co.uk
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Whichever way you analyse it, one reality overshadows everything at Ignis Asset Management: its performance is nowhere near being good enough. The firm needs radical change if it is to regain credibility as a
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Charlie Parker: Maybe I'm just an investment hypochondriac but... - Citywire.co.uk
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I have the touch of the bear about me these days. It's the weight of the journalistic cynicism that is generated by reading too many optimistic sell-side notes I suppose. I have counted in my inbox in recent
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Charlie Parker: Time to load up on cash? - Citywire.co.uk
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Or to put it another way; enjoy the Federal Reserve's free money then sell in May as the maxim suggests. So far this approach appears to be working, or at least the first half of it does
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A teenage Charlie Parker has a cymbal thrown at him - The Guardian
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One night in 1937, a teenage musician called Charlie Parker joined a queue of players waiting to jam onstage at Kansas City's Reno Club. It was a special occasion. A star guest in the rhythm section was Jo Jones, drummer for Count Basie's Orchestra,
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Charlie Parker
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  • 1955
    Parker died on March 12, 1955, in the suite of his friend and patroness Baroness Pannonica de Koenigswarter at the Stanhope Hotel in New York City, while watching The Dorsey Brothers' Stage Show on television.
  • 1953
    Parker himself explained the purpose of the plastic saxophone in a May 9, 1953 broadcast from Birdland and did so again in a subsequent May 1953 broadcast.
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    In 1953, Parker performed at Massey Hall in Toronto, Canada, joined by Gillespie, Mingus, Powell and Roach.
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  • 1949
    On November 30, 1949, Norman Granz arranged for Parker to record an album of ballads with a mixed group of jazz and chamber orchestra musicians.
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  • 1948
    He considered Chan his wife although he never married her, nor did he divorce his previous wife, Doris, whom he had married in 1948.
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  • 1945
    On November 26, 1945, Parker led a record date for the Savoy label, marketed as the "greatest Jazz session ever."
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    It was not until 1945, when the recording ban was lifted, that Parker's collaborations with Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Bud Powell and others had a substantial effect on the jazz world. (One of their first small-group performances together was rediscovered and issued in 2005: a concert in New York's Town Hall on June 22, 1945.) Bebop soon gained wider appeal among musicians and fans alike.
  • 1939
    According to an interview Parker gave in the 1950s, one night in 1939 he was playing "Cherokee" in a jam session with guitarist William "Biddy" Fleet when he hit upon a method for developing his solos that enabled one of his main musical innovations.
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    In 1939 Parker moved to New York City, to pursue a career in music.
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  • 1938
    In 1938 Parker joined pianist Jay McShann's territory band.
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  • 1937
    In 1937, Parker played at a jam session at the Reno Club in Kansas City.
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  • 1934
    Charles Parker, Jr. was born in Kansas City, Kansas, and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, the only child of Adelaide "Addie" (Bailey) and Charles Parker. He attended Lincoln High School in September 1934, but withdrew in December 1935, just before joining the local musicians' union.
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  • 1920
    Born on August 29, 1920.
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