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first album

I really think charlie parker was a great saxaphone player i have one of his albums and i think his is cool i man confirmation now's the time star eyes great songs

August 29th, 1920 - A Genius was Born

He hopped a train from KC to NYC in the summer of '39 so he could hear Art Tatum. Then he started playing his alto saxophone at Minton's Playhouse on 52nd Street and the rest, as they say, is HISTORY! Now's The Time to get this record, Shaw Nuff it IS!


Born: August 29, 1920 in Kansas City, KS

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s

One of a handful of musicians who can be said to have permanently changed jazz, Charlie Parker was arguably the greatest saxophonist of all time. He could play remarkably fast lines that, if slowed down to half speed, would reveal that every note made sense. "Bird," along with his contemporaries Dizzy Gillespie and Bud Powell, is considered a founder of bebop; in reality he was an intuitive player who simply was expressing himself. Rather than basing his improvisations closely on the melody as was...
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