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The Charlie Parker companion : six decades of commentary, edited by Carl Woideck

The Charlie Parker companion : six decades of commentary
The Charlie Parker companion
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six decades of commentary
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edited by Carl Woideck
Charlie Parker was a legendary alto saxophonist, combo leader, and composer. Beginning in the mid-'40s in New York City, he worked with trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and pianist Thelonious Monk, among others, to create a new style of jazz that would become known as bebop. His dazzling technique, lightning speed, innovative solos, and sharp tone were all emulated by younger players. His tragic death due to drug abuse led him to become a legendary figure in the jazz world - another young, creative player cut down in his prime. This book gathers all of the interviews ever given by Parker during his lifetime, plus early reviews, memoirs, and articles that give an overview of one of the most important lives and careers in jazz
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  • discographies
The Charlie Parker companion : six decades of commentary, edited by Carl Woideck
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  • Discography: pages 269-271
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-274) and index
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  • Part two,
  • Now's the time : Charlie Parker in the jazz press.
  • Yardbird flies home (1947)
  • Leonard Feather
  • A Bird's-ear-view of music (1948)
  • Leonard Feather
  • No bop roots in jazz : Parker (1949)
  • Michael Levin and John S. Wilson
  • Counterpoint (1953)
  • Nat Hentoff
  • Part one,
  • Parker finally finds peace (1955)
  • A fist at the world (1965)
  • Leonard Feather
  • Part three,
  • Parker's mood(s) : interviews with Charlie Parker.
  • Interview : Charlie Parker, Marshall Stearns, John Maher, and Chan Parker (1950)
  • Interview : Charlie Parker and John T. Fitch (radio name: John McLellan)
  • Interview : Charlie Parker, Paul Desmond, and John T. Fitch (John McLellan)
  • transcribed by Carl Woideck
  • Part four,
  • Chasin' the Bird : Parker's career and influence.
  • Yardbird suite : remembering Charlie Parker.
  • My memories of Bird Parker (1955)
  • Gene Ramey
  • Jay McShann : interview (excerpt)
  • Bart Becker
  • Jazz oral history project : Buster Smith
  • Chris Goddard
  • Jazz oral history project : Howard McGhee (excerpt)
  • Ira Gitler
  • The years with Yard (1961)
  • Bird lives! (1970)
  • Dizzy Gillespie (with Gene Lees)
  • Part five,
  • Back home blues : the Kerouac connection.
  • Three choruses from Mexico City blues
  • Jack Kerouac
  • Bebop and nothingness (1996)
  • Francis Davis
  • Part six,
  • Scrapple from the Apple : nightclub and concert reviews.
  • Dizzy dazzles for an hour : rest of concert drags (1945)
  • Gary Giddins
  • Charlie Parker (1950)
  • Barry Ulanov
  • Parker at Birdland (1953)
  • George T. Simon
  • Charlie Parker : the burden of innovation (1970)
  • Martin Williams
  • Charlie Parker and the alto saxophonists (1996)
  • Ira Gitler
  • Phil Schaap
  • Reviews : Parker under others' leadership.
  • Dizzy Gillespie (1945)
  • Tiny Grimes-Charlie Parker (1945)
  • Barry Ulanov and Leonard Feather
  • Reviews : Parker's early sessions as a leader.
  • Charlie Parker's Ree Boppers (1946)
  • Charlie Parker's Ri Bop Boys (1946)
  • Barry Ulanov, George T. Simon, and Leonard Feather
  • Charlie Parker (1946)
  • Part seven,
  • George T. Simon and Leonard Feather
  • Reviews : the classic quintet.
  • Charlie Parker (1946)
  • Barry Ulanov, Barbara Hodgkins, and Peter Dean
  • Charlie Parker (1950)
  • Barry Ulanov, Barbara Hodgkins, and George T. Simon
  • Reviews : Norman Granz recordings.
  • Charlie Parker and strings (1950)
  • Barry Ulanov, Barbara Hodgkins, and George T. Simon
  • Charlie Parker (1953)
  • Making wax : Parker on disc:
  • Barry Ulanov
  • Charlie Parker (1955)
  • Bill Coss
  • Surveys of Parker's recording career.
  • Charlie Parker's apprenticeship recordings, 1940-43 (1997)
  • Carl Woideck
  • A rare Bird (1997)
  • Max Harrison
  • The Verve sessions (1988)
  • Part eight,
  • Ornithology.
  • Bird land (1989)
  • Stanley Crouch
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xii, 294 pages
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