is both a legend and an enigma in the world of jazz.
As the character, Clay, suggests in Amiri Baraka's play Dutchman (1964), "And they sit there talking about the tortured genius of Charlie Parker
It is 50 years since the death of jazz legend Charlie Parker
and that anniversary will be marked with a gig in Huddersfield next weekend.
She wrote for and arranged music for such legends as Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman, was a friend, mentor and teacher to Theolonious Monk, Charlie Parker
, and Dizzy Gillespie.
Roy Haynes played with Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker
, Miles Davis, Monk, Coltrane, Lester Young, Sarah Vaughan, Chick Corea .
They took music to another level with illustrative lyrics detailing the harsh reality of America's social and racial failures, set against a backdrop of jazz inspired by the likes of Charlie Parker
Radio play outside of public stations is really the bland leading the bland; Kenny G is not, and will never be, Charlie Parker
The 1949 recording is one of the best issued from that series and showcases Pres along with alto saxophonist Charlie Parker
, trumpeter Roy Eldridge, and singer Ella Fitzgerald, among others.
Percussive beats open "The Year of the Drum" at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, celebrating one of the greatest drummers and band-leaders in jazz history, Art Blakey, who performed with Charlie Parker
, Miles Davis, Fats Navarro, and others during his multidecade career.
Then it's a quick turn through the tunes of Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker
before settling into a set with Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk and a final round of melodies from Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane.
And it's true that in his essay on Charlie Parker
, he doesn't quite put Charlie Parker
on that level for a range of reasons.
His works are in several permanent collections, like the Charlie Parker
Museum and the China Art Gallery.