The passion of Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker (based on the work of), Donny McCaslin (performer), Ben Monder (performer)
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jazz vocaal, jazz
The passion of Charlie Parker
Based on the work of
Charlie Parker 1920-1955
Donny McCaslin  (saxofoon) Ben Monder  (gitaar) Mark Giuliana  (drums) Eric Harland  (drums;vibrafoon) Scott Colley  (bas) Larry Grenadier  (bas) Craig Taborn  (piano;hammondorgel)
Impulse, 2017
1 cd
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0602557421767 0602557441673

About Charlie Parker

Charles Parker Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), nicknamed "Bird" and "Yardbird," was an American jazz saxophonist, band leader and composer. Parker was a highly influential soloist and leading figure in the development of bebop, a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuosic technique, and advanced harmonies. Parker was a blazingly fast virtuoso and introduced revolutionary harmonic ideas into jazz, including rapid passing chords, new variants of altered chords, and chord substitutions. Primarily a player of the alto saxophone, Parker's tone ranged from clean and penetrating to sweet and somber.

Parker acquired the nickname "Yardbird" early in his career on the road with Jay McShann. This, and the shortened form "Bird," continued to be used for the rest of his life, inspiring the titles of a number of Parker compositions, such as "Yardbird Suite," "Ornithology," "Bird Gets the Worm," and "Bird of Paradise." P…Read more on Wikipedia