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Charlie Parker

29/8/15 – Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker & Coleman Hawkins – 1950 / Charlie Parker Story – BBC 4 – 2005

One year before Elvis Presley released his debut studio album, Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker died at the age of 34. An alto sax player and musical genius, innovator, virtuoso player, heroin addict and alcoholic. Jazz, what is Jazz? How do we learn to love Jazz? Why should we want to? Jazz was off my radar when […]