BIRD'S WORLD

The late great saxophone virtuoso Charlie "Bird" Parker, master innovator of jazz music and "King of Bebop". Thank you Bird! R.I.P.
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Charlie Parker in the audience during a Performance of Dizzy Gillespie

Charlie Parker in the audience during a Performance of Dizzy Gillespie

"Don’t play the saxophone. Let it play you." -Charlie Parker

"Don’t play the saxophone. Let it play you." -Charlie Parker

New York City 40's | It was Charlie Parker, familiarly known to his fans and fellow musicians as “Bird,” a contraction of Yardbird, his formal nickname, who was the dynamic creative personality and genius of the alto saxophone who served as the inspiration for Birdland. When the original Birdland opened sixty years ago in December, 1949, Charlie Parker was the headliner and the club was located on Broadway, a block west of the 52nd Street scene, which was a hotbed of jazz in the 1930s and…

New York City 40's | It was Charlie Parker, familiarly known to his fans and fellow musicians as “Bird,” a contraction of Yardbird, his formal nickname, who was the dynamic creative personality and genius of the alto saxophone who served as the inspiration for Birdland. When the original Birdland opened sixty years ago in December, 1949, Charlie Parker was the headliner and the club was located on Broadway, a block west of the 52nd Street scene, which was a hotbed of jazz in the 1930s and…

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Bird (a biography of Charlie Parker played by Forest Whittaker).

Bird (a biography of Charlie Parker played by Forest Whittaker).

#Charlie_Bird_Parker by David LLoyd Glover

#Charlie_Bird_Parker by David LLoyd Glover

Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Allen Eager and Kai Winding at the Royal Roost, New York ,1948 — Herman Leonard

Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Allen Eager and Kai Winding at the Royal Roost, New York ,1948 — Herman Leonard

Charlie Parker at Birdland jazz club

Charlie Parker at Birdland jazz club

Bird and Prez nedobeatnik:The Pres and The Bird. Lester Young and Charlie Parker for Vogue by Irving Penn, 1952 Great photo, we’d agree. Follow: Mosaic Records Facebook Tumblr Twitter

Bird and Prez nedobeatnik:The Pres and The Bird. Lester Young and Charlie Parker for Vogue by Irving Penn, 1952 Great photo, we’d agree. Follow: Mosaic Records Facebook Tumblr Twitter

Charlie "Bird" Parker

Charlie "Bird" Parker

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