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Celebrating 100 years of

Charlie Parker

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Resources

Books

  1. Charlie Parker - His Music and Life by Carl Woideck (U. of Michigan Press)
  2. Charlie Parker Parker Omnibook (Hal Leonard Corporation)
  3. Charlie Parker Play Alongs by Jamey Aebesold - Vols. 6, 69
  4. Kansas City Lightning - The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker by Stanley Crouch (Harper Collins) 
  5. Bird Lives! By Ross Russell (Harper Collins)
  6. Celebrating Bird by Gary Giddons (U. of Minnesota Press)

Articles

  1. The Long Journey of Charlie Parker’s Saxophone - Smithsonian Magazine (https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/long-journey-charlie-parker-saxophone-180973393/)
  2. A Bird’s Life: How Charlie Parker Changed the Course of Jazz History by Richard Havers (https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/charlie-parker/)
  3. Charlie Parker Obituary- New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/1955/03/15/archives/charlie-parker-jazz-master-dies-a-bebop-founder-and-top-saxophonist.html
  4. The Life and Work of Charlie Parker by Whitney Balliett - The New Yorker Magazine https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1976/03/01/bird-whitney-balliett

Movies/Documentaries

  1. Bird (1988) - Feature Film Directed by Clint Eastwood
  2. American Masters (1989)- PBS Documentary Directed by Gary Giddons and Kendrick Simmons
  3. Legends: The Charlie Parker Story (2005) - Documentary Directed by Tony Followell

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Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie

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