The Genius Of Charlie Parker was no overstatement. An expanded reissue of an original 1953 album offered an insight into Bird’s recording techniques.
Charlie Parker was only on Earth for 34 years, but he created some of the most wonderful music the world has ever heard.
Charlie Parker, the man they nicknamed ‘Bird’, was one of the most important figures in the development of jazz and in particular be-bop.
An interview by Jazz Tokyo, previously only published in Japanese, with Bird's stepdaughter Kim, reveals a fascinating insight into their home life.
Charlie Parker And Strings marked Bird’s first recording for Norman Granz’s Clef Records, at a session with Machito And His Orchestra.