This is what he wanted: he was looking for another Charlie Parker
. They both needed each other desperately.
He envisions a West African man dancing atop stilts, turning and spinning so as to "suggest the power of human beings to master the subtle-to-savage disruptions of rhythm and even that define experience." Then he executes a cinematic jump-cut to Harlem's Savoy Ballroom, where Charlie Parker
is playing "for the Thursday night courtship ritual of the 'kitchen mechanics'-the female domestics on their night off, dressed in homespun Cinderella finery.
The Wolf in Winter , 12th in the Charlie Parker
series, pits Parker against the inhabitants of a small Maine town which appears to be blessed by particularly good fortune at a time when others are suffering.
Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 Charlie Parker
; 2 Castor and Pollux; 3 1955; 4 Little by little; 5 That between Great Britain and Ireland; 6 Roald Amundsen; 7 Joe Johnson; 8 Rudyard Kipling; 9 Johnny Cash; 10 Watford.
for Charlie Parker
I was once ruled by my appetites too, man.
THE BURNING SOUL John Connolly (Hodder & Stoughton, pounds 17.99) * FANS of the Irish author's spooky Charlie Parker
thrillers will be surprised by John Connolly's latest outing.
In this contribution to the history of jazz and the avant garde arts scene in New York, NY, music historian Kastin (I Hear America Singing) traces the life and patron role of heiress Pannonica ("Nica") Rothschild de Koenigswarter (1913-1988) in the careers of such jazz greats as Thelonius Monk and Charlie Parker
(who died in her hotel suite).
The hotel general manager, Charlie Parker
, said, 'Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway.
The previous Speaker, Charlie Parker
, resigned from the position when he was named Minister of Natural Resources and Energy.
To recall the greatest jazz concert ever: Charlie Parker
, Dizzie Gillespie, Charlie Mingus, Bud Powell, and Max Roach at Toronto's Massey Hall in 1953.