The term is well-known, but many jazz newcomers often ask: what is bebop? And why is it hailed as the most important development in jazz? Here’s the story.
Are you a fan of saxophonist Charlie Parker? How well do you know the Bird? Test yourself with the uDiscover Charlie Parker music quiz - it’s hard but fun!
At Charlie Parker's last session in December 1954 he recorded a Cole Porter classic, three months later he was dead
An interview by Jazz Tokyo, previously only published in Japanese, with Bird's stepdaughter Kim, reveals a fascinating insight into their home life.
Originally released in 1952 on Clef Records, Bird and Diz is a Be-Bop classic…
A double CD of unreleased Charlie Parker, the Unheard Bird is a jazz lover's dream…
Billy Paul, a key representative of the “Philly Soul” sound with his classic 'Me And Mrs. Jones,' died 24 April after a diagnosis with pancreatic cancer.
The first five original Verve albums in the Genius of Charlie Parker series…enough said!
Charlie Parker And Strings marked Bird’s first recording for Norman Granz’s Clef Records, at a session with Machito And His Orchestra.
It's one of the most iconic names in music and Jazz in particular. Verve Records is 60 this year and a wonderful array of music is coming your way
San Francisco's Church of John Coltrane, which has focused on his work and religious beliefs for nearly five decades, is under threat of immediate closure.
According to the BBC and a vote they conducted, this these are the Greatest Jazz Artists…
There are 23 keys on a saxophone… so here are 23 of the greatest sax tracks featuring the very best saxophonists
Originally recorded in 1953 as Jam Session, this was reissued
This compilation from 1995 features some of Charlie Parker's most underrated recordings as he goes South Of The Border
The Charlie Parker Big Band ? Not something that many are familiar with, but it is a wonderful collection of sides featuring Bird's brilliance as always