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 "Bird" Parker

Picture of Charlie Parker — Three Deuces, New York, 1947 / Foto: William Gottlieb


Saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker, born August in Kansas City, Kans., tried heroin for the first time at Soon, “strangers began showing up.

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

Charlie “BIRD” Parker on Savoy Vol. 1 Kerouac loved listening to Charlie Parker!

Charlie Parker ~Repinned Via Christa Bethune Smith

Charlie Parker started playing as a boy, when his mother gave him a saxophone to cheer him up after his father left. He went on to spearhead a musical revolution – nd

Charlie "Bird" Parker

& you learn the instrument, then you learn the music, then you forget all that shit and just play.

Charles Mingus (bass), Roy Haynes (drums), Thelonious Monk (piano), Charlie Park

Charles Mingus, Roy Haynes, Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker jam at The Open Door in Greenwich Village, Sept 1953

Bird and Dizzy 1949

Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie, NYC, New York, 1949 © Herman Leonard

Charlie Parker and strings at Birdland, 1951

"Autumn in New York" composed by Vernon Duke in 1934 for the Broadway musical Thumbs Up! was recorded by Charlie Parker as part of his album, Charlie Parker .

Charlie Parker On dial Vol.1

Charlie Parker ~ On Dial, Volume 6

Jazz Cafe, Classic Jazz, All That Jazz, Storm Clouds, Jazz Blues, Film Books, Music Film, Johnny Hodges, White Photography

"Monk, Bird & Mingus at "the Open Door" in the Village, #NYC Sept '53 #jazz"

Spy Jazz on

Alto saxophonist Charlie 'Bird' Parker and pianist Thelonious Monk performing at the Open Door Cafe, New York City in The Village 1953 . "sorry no exterior shot of the club" Bob Parent / Archive Photos — in New York, NY.

10 Famous Jazz Saxophonists: Charlie Parker

10 Famous Jazz Saxophonists

A list of 10 Famous Jazz Saxophonists