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Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. He was one of the most influential musicians in the development of bebop. He rose to prominence in the 1940s. Parker’s playing style is characterized by its fast tempos, complex chord progressions, and virtuosic solos. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest saxophonists of all time and continues to be a major influence on jazz musicians to this day. Despite his relatively short life, Parker left behind a legacy of recordings and compositions that have become jazz standards, and his impact on the music continues to be felt nearly 70 years after his death.

Notable Recordings :

  • Early Bird – with Jay McShann and his Orchestra (1938)
  • The Complete Savoy Masters (1944-1948)
  • The Complete Dial Masters (1946-1947)
  • Complete Live at Birdland (1950)

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