Who is Charlie Parker?

Charlie Parker

Charles "Charlie" Parker, Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), also known as "Yardbird" and "Bird", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer.

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Complete Charlie Parker On Dial
... Complete Charlie Parker on Dial is a 1996 box set release of jazz saxophonist and composer Charlie Parker's 1946-1947 recordings for Dial Records ... and notes composed by jazz historian and Parker biographer Ira Gitler ... Man" on this album, noting that "his wrenching, anguished version...has been called Parker's most poetic statement on record" though, says Gennari, Parker himself ...
Charlie Parker - Other Tributes
... Three years later, George Shearing wrote "Lullaby of Birdland", named for both Parker and the nightclub ... A memorial to Parker was dedicated in 1999 in Kansas City at 17th Terrace and The Paseo, near the American Jazz Museum located at 18th and Vine, featuring ... The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival is a free two-day music festival that takes place every summer on the last weekend of August in Manhattan, New York City, at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem and Tompkins ...

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