Charlie Parker was one of the most important figures in the development of jazz and in particular Bop.
The musician also played with James Brown, Billy Joel and others, and leads his own jazz trio, but will always be best known as the first drummer in Paul McCartney's Wings.
From kit-bludgeoning belters to dependable backbeat-riders and technically gifted geniuses, these are the best drummers the world has ever known.
Norman Granz and the Jazz at the Philharmonic concerts made Jazz, Black AND White and changed the face of modern music
Originally released in 1952 on Clef Records, Bird and Diz is a Be-Bop classic…