4 hrs ago
The Austin Chronicle
Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker
If there was ever a musician whose life in the fast lane personified the oft-quoted truism "If you haven't lived it, it won't come out of your horn," it was saxophonist Charlie "Yardbird" Parker.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Jazz Beat: Gerald Spaits Quartet featuring Charles Perkins, at the Blue Room
Charles Perkins' alto sax has soared since standing out in the 1980s' New Breed Orchestra.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Legendary drummer Charlie Rice with saxophonist Bootsie Barnes
On December 5th, the Collingswood Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concert Series continues with 93-year-old drummer Charlie Rice and his All-Stars, featuring saxophonist Bootsie Barnes.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
St. Petersburg Times
Review: Biographies bring jazz giants Ellington, Parker to life
Some books make me wish they came with sound tracks. Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington and Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker are both that kind of book.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
All About Jazz
Testimony: A Tribute To Charlie Parker
Testimony: A Tribute To Charlie Parker Yusef Komunyakaa 156 pages ISBN: 978-0-8195-7429-9 Wesleyan University Press 2013 In terms of his global influence and enduring legacy, alto saxophonist was unquestionably one of the most important artistic figures of the 20th century.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
All About Jazz
Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker by Gary Giddins
Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker Gary Giddins 208 pages ISBN: 978-1-4529-4080-9 University of Minnesota Press 2013 Having read Gary Giddins' revised edition of Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker I am even more committed to my position in my recent review of Stanley Crouch's Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of ... (more)
Sat Nov 16, 2013
Kansas City Music...Trending Now
Good music can be found from the little neighborhood watering hole to KC's trendiest eatery.
Mon Nov 11, 2013
Jesse Lynch brings Jazz 101 to Nashua
The Nashua Community Concert Association presents the Jesse Lynch Jazz 101 Trio in concert on Monday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m., at Nashua's Elm Street Middle School, 117 Elm St. Heading a group which plays an eclectic variety of jazz styles, Lynch has played piano for Daniel Rodriquez and others, and has wowed audiences with numbers from Beethoven and ... (more)
The American Spectator
Slouching Towards Kansas City
Few reputations in jazz are more secure than Charlie "Bird" Parker's. Miles Davis is said to have quipped that "You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong.
Sun Nov 10, 2013
Andrew Myers' new jazz project Wunderpot
Andrew Myers, Adam Marchand, Omar Cherry, Tom Cochrane, and Gabriel Beach perform Charlie Parker's "Anthroplogy" live at Village Green Records, in Muncie, Indiana.
Fri Nov 08, 2013
Ballads, Beatles, Bach and Charlie Parker: an interview with jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman
The idea of recording an album of ballads has been on Joshua Redman's mind as long as he's been making records.
Wayne Delano at The Landings
A saxophone driven modern-mainstream jazz quartet performing original compositions, arrangements and bebop classics from Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and other legends of mainstream jazz.
Wed Nov 06, 2013
Stanley Crouch brings a sharp tongue, smarts and a new Charlie Parker bio to New Orleans
Author Stanley Crouch comes to New Orleans for a pair of free appearances on November 7 and November 9. Stanley Crouch can choose between plenty of hats when he comes to New Orleans for appearances on November 7 and November 9. The winner of a 1993 MacArthur Genius Grant for his work as a journalist, Crouch has emerged as one of the nation's most ... (more)
All About Jazz
Read "Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker"
Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker Stanley Crouch 365 Pages ISBN: # 978-0-06-200559-5 Harper 2013 Ross Russell, in the cover blurb of his biography of jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker Bird Lives-The High Life and hard Times of Charlie "Yardbird" Parker , asks "Why should a white man tell this story?" and proceeds to state ... (more)