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March 13, 2008 · 0 comments
Paying homage to Bird is a year-round activity among jazz players. But yesterday marked the anniversary of Charlie Parkerís death, on March 12, 1955, at the age of thirty-four. We couldnít let the occasion pass without taking a look back at the musical legacy of this larger-than-life artist.
Marc Myers has obliged us with his selection of twelve neglected gems in Parkerís discography. (If you missed it, also check out Myerís survey of the top ten Bird tribute albums, published on his JazzWax blog.) This retrospective provides a fitting companion piece to Mark Lomannoís article on one dozen essential Dizzy Gillespie tracks, published earlier this week on jazz.com. Both of these pieces are part of our on-going series known as The Dozens.
This blog entry posted by Ted Gioia