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Author : Chuck Haddix
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Page : 190 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2013-09-30
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780252095177


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Saxophone virtuoso Charlie "Bird" Parker began playing professionally in his early teens, became a heroin addict at 16, changed the course of music, and then died when only 34 years old. His friend Robert Reisner observed, "Parker, in the brief span of his life, crowded more living into it than any other human being." Like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane, he was a transitional composer and improviser who ushered in a new era of jazz by pioneering bebop and influenced subsequent generations of musicians. Meticulously researched and written, Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker tells the story of his life, music, and career. This new biography artfully weaves together firsthand accounts from those who knew him with new information about his life and career to create a compelling narrative portrait of a tragic genius. While other books about Parker have focused primarily on his music and recordings, this portrait reveals the troubled man behind the music, illustrating how his addictions and struggles with mental health affected his life and career. He was alternatively generous and miserly; a loving husband and father at home but an incorrigible philanderer on the road; and a chronic addict who lectured younger musicians about the dangers of drugs. Above all he was a musician, who overcame humiliation, disappointment, and a life-threatening car wreck to take wing as Bird, a brilliant improviser and composer. With in-depth research into previously overlooked sources and illustrated with several never-before-seen images, Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker corrects much of the misinformation and myth about one of the most influential musicians of the twentieth century.

Charlie Parker

Author : Carl Woideck
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Page : 309 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2020-07-16
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780472037896


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Saxophonist Charlie Parker (1920-1955) was one of the most innovative and influential jazz musicians of any era. As one of the architects of modern jazz (often called "bebop"), Charlie Parker has had a profound effect on American music. His music reached such a high level of melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic sophistication that saxophonists and other instrumentalists continue to study it as both a technical challenge and an aesthetic inspiration. This revised edition of Charlie Parker: His Music and Life has been revised throughout to account for new Charlie Parker scholarship and previously unknown Parker recordings that have emerged since the book’s initial publication. The volume opens by considering current research on Parker’s biography, laying out some of the contradictory accounts of his life, and setting the chronology straight where possible. It then focuses on Parker’s music, tracing his artistic evolution and major achievements as a jazz improviser. The musical discussions and transcribed musical examples include timecodes for easy location in recordings—a unique feature to this book.

Charlie Parker Played be Bop

Author : Christopher Raschka
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Page : 36 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 1992
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 0531070956


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Introduces the famous saxophonist and his style of jazz known as bebop.

The Dial Recordings of Charlie Parker

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Page : 238 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Jazz musicians - United States
ISBN : 0313291683


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Dial Records catered to jazz musicians and record collectors. Charlie Parker was one of the major jazz artists to record with Dial. His Dial sessions occurred at the personal depths and artistic peaks of his career during which he introduced a number of such jazz staples as Ornithology and Scrapple from the Apple. His ten sessions associated with Dial are presented in detail and include the repertory, original issues and reissues, titles and notated transcriptions, and analyses of performances. Commentary explains many of the titles to Parker's pieces and collates the various recordings in which he performed his Dial repertory outside the confines of the Dial studios; these celebrated performances helped to shape modern jazz. In addition to the catalogue of Parker's Dial recordings, jazz historians and scholars alike will appreciate the historical narrative detailing the evolution of Dial Records, its owner Ross Russell, and its business relations with Charlie Parker. This examination of the 1940's jazz record business sheds light on the dissemination of jazz via records. Five appendices complete this well organized and thorough study of Charlie Parker and his legendary Dial recordings.

Charlie Parker, Composer

Author : Henry Martin
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2020-04-16
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780190923402


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As a founding father of bebop and brilliant jazz improviser, Charlie Parker has secured a reputation and legacy second to none since his birth nearly 100 years ago. Because of his excellence as an improviser, however, his compositions - while admired and still played - have taken a back seat. In this exciting and timely new volume, author Henry Martin rebalances our understanding of Parker by spotlighting his significance as a jazz composer. Beginning with a review of Parker's life and musical training, Charlie Parker, Composer critically analyzes Parker's compositions, situating them within both his individual musicianship and early bebop style. Proposing that Parker composed up to 84 pieces, Martin examines their development and aesthetic qualities, their similarities and dissimilarities within a range of seven types of jazz composition. Also discussed are eight tunes credited to Parker but never performed by him, along with an evaluation of where - if at all - they fit in his oeuvre. Providing the first assessment of a major jazz composer's output in its entirety, Charlie Parker, Composer offers a thorough reexamination, through music-theoretical, historical, and philosophical lenses, of one of the most influential jazz musicians of all time.

Charlie Parker

Author : Earle Rice
Publisher : Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
Page : 48 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2012-09-30
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781612283425


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Charlie Parker rocketed to fame as the premier jazz saxophonist of the 1940s and 50s. He began his unparalleled rise to greatness in the world of jazz in Kansas City, Missouri, in the mid–1930s. “Bird,” as Parker was known first to his friends and later to the world, honed his early skills on a $45 used alto saxophone bought for him by his mother Addie Parker. The old horn was decrepit. Its valves were always sticking, its pads were always leaking, and it had rubber bands and cellophane paper all over it. Charlie had to hold it sideways to make it blow. But the sound he blew would later dazzle a world of admirers and imitators. Known for his direct, cutting tone and extraordinary dexterity on the alto saxophone, Parker turned rapid tempos and fast flurries of notes into a new kind of music known as bebop or bop. The Bird flew high for two decades, then plunged precipitously to an early death from drug- and alcohol-addiction at the age of 34—a legend then and so he remains today.

Saving Charlie Parker

Author : Mike Steinel
Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
Page : 226 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2022-05-27
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781639372966


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Saving Charlie Parker: A Novel By: Mike Steinel “Jean… You’re gonna think I’m crazy.” He stopped, thinking about what his next sentence would be, then turned his head back to the window and spoke more softly: “I met Charlie Parker. I was with Bird. Dizzy was there, too. We were in Toronto, in a bar. There was a black and white TV. A boxing match. My head was bleeding.” “Sounds like quite a dream,” Jean said calmly. “It wasn’t a dream,” he snapped. “I was there for real… I think. This was different than a dream, somehow different.” His voice trailed off. He reached into his pocket and pulled out the matchbook that said: The Silver Rail – 133 Victoria Street – Toronto, CA. He stared at it. “What’s that?” Jean asked. “Nothing,” he said as he shoved it into the pocket of his hoodie. Once at home, Jen began cleaning up the blood at the bottom of the staircase, and Michael gathered up the three books scattered on the floor. He sat on the bench in the foyer, opened one of the books, and turned to the picture in its middle. I t was a picture of Massey Hall. He took the matchbook from his pocket and stared at it. In the midst of a world-wide pandemic, retired music professor, Michael Newman, falls down the stairs in the historic home he and his wife Jean are restoring in McAlester, Oklahoma. He is transported back to 1953 and awakens in a bar in Toronto on the night of what is billed as “The Greatest Jazz Concert Ever.” There he meets his hero, Charlie Parker, the revolutionary saxophonist who is credited as one of the great pioneers of modern jazz. Parker’s artistic life was brilliant but cut short at the age of 34 by his addiction to drugs and alcohol. With the help of astrophysicists from Oklahoma and Switzerland, it is determined that the Professor’s home has an Einstein-Rosen Bridge (a time wormhole). Using drugs, hypnosis, and meditation he attempts to travel back to various important moments in Charlie Parker’s life. Driven by the desire to save his hero, Michael’s transtemporal travel has mixed results.

Charlie Parker Collection Songbook

Author : Charlie Parker
Publisher : Hal Leonard
Page : 64 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2005-08-01
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781476876375


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(Artist Transcriptions). 20 tunes transcribed note-for-note for sax as Parker played them. Includes: The Bird * Bird Feathers * Bird of Paradise * Confirmation * Cool Blues * Dexterity * Dizzy Atmosphere * Embraceable You * Groovin' High * I Didn't Know What Time It Was * I'll Remember April * In the Still of the Night * Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) * A Night in Tunisia * Ornithology * Quasimodo * Relaxin' at the Camarillo * Salt Peanuts * The Song Is You * Star Eyes. Includes bio.

Charlie Parker for Guitar (Songbook)

Author : Mark Voelpel,Charlie Parker
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Page : 104 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2001-06-01
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781476857299


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(Guitar Educational). This fascinating new book will let you explore the music of one of the 20th century's most influential musicians. For the first time ever, saxophonist Charlie Parker's legendary "heads" and improvised solos have been meticulously adapted for the guitar in standard notation and tablature. Includes these Parker classics complete with detailed performance notes: Anthropology * Au Privave * Billie's Bounce (Bill's Bounce) * Bloomdido * Blues (Fast) * Blues for Alice * Cheryl * Confirmation * Donna Lee * K.C. Blues * Kim * Ko Ko * Moose the Mooche * Now's the Time * Ornithology * Parker's Mood * Scrapple from the Apple * Yardbird Suite.

Testimony, A Tribute to Charlie Parker

Author : Yusef Komunyakaa
Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
Page : 156 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2013-12-01
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 9780819574930


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Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa is well known for his jazz poetry, and this book is the first to bring together the verve and vitality of his oeuvre. The centerpiece of this volume is the libretto “Testimony.” Paying homage to Charlie Parker, “Testimony” was commissioned for a radio drama with original music by eminent Australian composer and saxophonist Sandy Evans. Remarkably rich and evocative, encompassing a wide range of musical energy and performers, this moving affirmation of Parker’s genius became a milestone in contemporary radio theater. Twenty-eight additional poems spanning the breadth of Komunyakaa’s career are included, including two never previously published. Accompanying the poems are interviews and essays featuring Komunyakaa, Evans, radio producer Christopher Williams, jazz critic Miriam Zolin, jazz writer and editor Sascha Feinstein, and musical director, Paul Grabowsky. Sascha Feinstein writes the foreword. Check for the online reader’s companion at (This edition does not include any audio.)

Charlie Parker - Omnibook

Author : Charlie Parker
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Page : 144 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2009-04-01
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781495032325


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(Jazz Transcriptions). The Omnibook has become the book to turn to when you want to master the Bird. Includes 60 solos such as Anthropology * Au Privave (Nos. 1 and 2) * Billie's Bounce * Blues for Alice * Chi Chi * Confirmation * Constellation * Dewey Square * Donna Lee * Ko Ko * Moose the Mooch * Ornithology * Scrapple from the Apple * Shawnuff * Yardbird Suite * and more. Transcribed by Jamey Aebersold and Ken Slone. Includes chord symbols, metronome markings, record information, and practice suggestions. "One of jazz education's holy scriptures." JazzTimes

Charlie Parker Gems (Songbook)

Author : Charlie Parker
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Page : 72 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2011-12-01
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781480312098


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(Jazz Play Along). For use with all B-flat, E-flat, Bass Clef and C instruments, the Jazz Play-Along Series is the ultimate learning tool for all jazz musicians. With musician-friendly lead sheets, melody cues, and audio, these first-of-a-kind packages help you master improvisation while playing some of the greatest tunes of all time. For study, each tune includes audio with: Melody cue with proper style and inflection * Professional rhythm tracks * Choruses for soloing * Removable bass part * Removable piano part. For performance, each tune also has: An additional full stereo accompaniment track (no melody) * Additional choruses for soloing. 10 songs: Ah-Leu-Cha * Barbados * Bird of Paradise * Bongo Bop * Dewey Square * Funky Blues * If I Should Lose You * Klactoueededstine * Quasimodo * Star Eyes.

Charlie Parker - The Complete Scores

Author : Charlie Parker
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Page : 416 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2020-10-05
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781705108246


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(Transcribed Score). Celebrate "Bird" with this collection of 40 full note-for-note transcriptions of classic performances for saxophones, trumpet, piano, bass and drums. Includes: Anthropology * Au Privave * Billie's Bounce (Bill's Bounce) * Bird Feathers * Blues for Alice * Chasing the Bird * Donna Lee * K.C. Blues * Leap Frog * Marmaduke * Ornithology * Scrapple from the Apple * Steeplechase * Yardbird Suite * and more.

Essential Jazz Lines: The Style of Charlie Parker, Guitar Edition

Publisher : Mel Bay Publications
Page : 48 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2015-12-04
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781610657921


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Charlie Parker was arguably one of the most influential jazz musicians to have ever lived. This text presents numerous jazz lines in Charlie's style, grouped by their application in a given harmonic content. Students will learn to connect lines to play over ii-V-I progressions, turnarounds and other harmonic frameworks. to facilitate proficiency in all twelve keys, each section of the book has a chordal play-along that modulates around the circle of fourths. Some of the techniques used in the Charlie Parker style will also be discussed with examples provided. This will help musicians analyze each of the ideas presented, further ensuring their mastery.Also available in Japanese from ATN, Inc.

Every Dead Thing

Author : John Connolly
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 512 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 2015-06-16
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781501122620


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PI Charlie Parker, a former New York policeman, searches for the killer of his wife and daughter. Two women help him, a pretty criminal psychologist and an old Creole woman with psychic vision.