Sunday, July 22, 2012

Bird: Charlie Parker aka Yardbird

 Charlie Parker was a bebop genius.  Any favourites?

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Nickname origin: There are two stories.
1. He lived "free as a bird."
2. When touring with Jay McShann, they accidentally hit a chicken (a yardbird) with their car and Parker made them stop to pick it up so he could have his landlady cook it for him.


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