Charlie Parker



Charlie Parker
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Rating
Active
1937 to 1955
Born
August 29, 1920 in Kansas City
Died
March 12, 1955
Location
Kansas City, KS, United States
A.K.A.
aka "Bird", jazz alto saxophonist
Biography
Charles "Charlie" Parker, Jr. (August 29, 1920 - March 12, 1955), also known as "Yardbird" and "Bird", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Parker was a highly influential jazz soloist and a leading figure in the development of bebop, a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuosic technique and improvisation. Parker introduced revolutionary harmonic ideas including rapid passing chords, new variants of altered chords, and chord substitutions. His tone ranged from clean and penetrating to sweet and somber.
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Top Songs by Charlie Parker


All that Jazz, Vol. 24: From Bop to Sweet – Charlie Parker, Vol. 3 (2014 Digital Remaster)

How Deep Is the Ocean

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The Quintet: Jazz At Massey Hall [Original Jazz Classics Remasters]

Salt Peanuts

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In Person

Night in Tunisia

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Don't Blame Me

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My Old Flame

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This Is Always

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Embraceable You

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I Got Rhythm

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A Night In Tunisia

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Nightclub, Vol. 86 (The Golden Era of Bebop Music)

Nightclub, Vol. 86 (The Golden Era of Bebop Music)

Charlie Parker February 27, 2016

19 Tracks

Charly Digs

Charly Digs

Charlie Parker November 19, 2015

8 Tracks

Cool Charlie Parker

Cool Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker November 11, 2015

8 Tracks

Nothing Compares To Us

Nothing Compares To Us

Charlie Parker November 7, 2015

19 Tracks

The Old Wild Shadow

The Old Wild Shadow

Charlie Parker September 11, 2015

13 Tracks

New York City Live Jam Session 1950

New York City Live Jam Session 1950

Charlie Parker August 17, 2015

6 Tracks

A Summer Sky Shines

A Summer Sky Shines

Charlie Parker August 7, 2015

13 Tracks

Another Hair-Do

Another Hair-Do

Charlie Parker April 15, 2015

13 Tracks

Friends And Lovers

Friends And Lovers

Charlie Parker July 11, 2014

23 Tracks

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