CHASIN' THE BIRD
The Life and Legacy of Charlie Parker

BRIAN PRIESTLEY
264pp 22 ILLUS 2005 OUT OF PRINT B560

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£8.95

Description
Charlie Parker was one of the most influential musicians in jazz and, together with Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, an architect of the revolution of the 1940s known as bebop. His spectacular musical abilities -- his blinding speed and brilliant improvisational style -- made him a legend even before his tragic death at age thirty-four. This is a completely revised and expanded edition of a short biography first published in 1984, which quickly established itself as the most succinct, accurate and readable book on Parker. It also provides an expanded discussion of performances and recordings, with a complete discography and bibliography.