Saturday, August 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker - my all time favorite jazz artist - would have been 89 years old today.

Happy Birthday Bird !

Here's an excellent article from that features alto saxophonist Steve Coleman talking about the genius of Charlie Parker's music. Props to Peter Hum at the Ottawa Citizen for finding this one.

Here's one of the few video clips of Parker playing with Dizzy Gillespie. Dig the left-handed drummer Charlie Smith swingin' away on one of my favorite bebop tunes "Hot House".



  1. I wonder if that might be Lennie Tristano on piano... no face shots, but sounds like it could be him.