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Low Down
John Hawkes plays junkie jazz musician Joe Albany in this film based on his daughter's memoirs.
"...talented jazz pianist who played with the likes of Charlie Parker and Miles Davis and helped usher in the..."

Nov. 14, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Jarmusch's film is a tone poem about a contemporary hitman nicknamed Ghost Dog (Whitaker), who is steeped in the code of the ancient Japanese samurai.
"...like a jazz master of the movie screen, a Charlie Parker of the camera who changes registers, tempos, and..."

March 24, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Box Sets
Herbie Hancock
"...ideas into his constantly evolving concepts. He worked with Charlie Parker on bop, Gil Evans, Gerry Mulligan, and John..."

Dec. 11, 1998 Music Feature

Better Than Nothing
Documentarian Ken Burns' takes on Jazz -- and loses.
"...problems of many jazz artists, from Buddy Bolden to Charlie Parker. Insights come not only from musicians, but also..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Music Feature by Harvey Pekar

Record Reviews
"...the likes of Branford and Ellis Marsalis, Joe Henderson, Charlie Byrd, Freddie Hubbard, Fred Hersch, and a number of..."

June 13, 1997 Music Review

Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon
Reissues
"...Thelonious MonkStraight No Chaser (Columbia/Legacy)Charlie ParkerBird (Columbia/Legacy)Dexter GordonRound Midnight (Columbia/Legacy) Soundtracks, we got jazz..."

June 21, 2002 Music Review by Harvey Pekar

Jazz Sides
"...One of the great ironies of Charlie Parker's life was that his premature death in 1955..."

June 12, 1998 Music Review

Jazz Sides
Yardbird blows his alto hard, fast, and revolutionary
"...Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parkerby Chuck Haddix University of Illinois Press, 224 pp.,..."

Dec. 6, 2013 Music Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

Jazz Sides
Naxos' latest Jazz Icons series has arrived
"...Composer (EuroArts/Lower 5th) Count BasieSwingin' the Blues (EuroArts/Lower 5th) Charlie ParkerCelebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker (EuroArts/Lower 5th)..."

Dec. 3, 2010 Music Review by Jay Trachtenberg

Charlie Parker
"...Charlie ParkerThe Complete Savoy and Dial Studio Recordings (Savoy)..."

Dec. 15, 2000 Music Review by Jeff Mccord

Pawn Shop Rock
In hock? We've got just the ticket!
"..."What is clear is that [Charlie] Parker was a serial pawner owing to a heroin..."

Aug. 29, 2014 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Letters at 3AM
A Little Late, For Bix
"...music cascades from his soul into yours. Geniuses like Charlie Parker and John Coltrane would do the same. Beiderbecke's..."

May 16, 2003 Column by Michael Ventura

Reissues
"...Coltrane in Miles Davis' band. His major influences were Charlie Parker and Sonny Rollins, although after this album was..."

Dec. 13, 1996 Music Feature

Trumpet Colossus Kenny Dorham Towers Alongside the Jazz Gods
The Austin musician stands alone in showing up Miles Davis in his autobiography
"...first significant break in December 1948, joining sax deity Charlie Parker's quintet at the behest of group predecessor Miles..."

Sept. 14, 2018 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

Designated Drummer
Drummer Ernie Durawa's Way of Knowledge.
"...equivalent of the state lottery by having Rocky Morales, Charlie MacBurney, Sauce Gonzales, and Augie Meyers onboard. Thanks, mostly,..."

May 23, 2003 Music Feature by Bill Bentley

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
"...Pianists Oliver Jones (no relation) and Brad Mehldau, bassist Charlie Haden, and Friday's duet with tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano..."

July 4, 2008 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Better Git It in Your Soul
Why listen to jazz's greatest bassist Charles Mingus today? The Creative Opportunity Orchestra's monthlong Mingus Among Us series has answers.
"...Why should anyone listen to Charlie Mingus today? Well, for one thing he assembled an..."

June 16, 2006 Music Feature by Harvey Pekar

Dream Story
Boy with a horn returns from the Big Apple
"...a drummer, the trio proceeded to jam on the Charlie Parker-associated blues. Next, standard "Stablemates" featured Marsalis on piano...."

Oct. 6, 2006 Music Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

Letters at 3AM
"Mediocrity is never passive; it avenges itself for its deprivation." -- Nelson Algren
"...avengers settled for deleting Algren. Better deleted than diluted. Charlie "Bird" Parker (1920-1955), a genius of jazz and an..."

Oct. 31, 2003 Column by Michael Ventura

Linklater/Hawke/Black: The Complete Transcript
"...it was his medicine and when your hero is Charlie Parker and Billie Holiday—when those are his—..."

March 11, 2016 Screens Feature

Page Two: The Suburbs
Growing up with Phoebe Snow, whose presence and music transcended the ordinary
"...and strong encouragement for her music from her friend Charlie Parker, who, with his ever-present companion Michael Baser, plays..."

May 6, 2011 Column by Louis Black

The Innovators
Part 2 of "Jazz," by Harvey Pekar
"...In the bebop era, musicians including Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie swung not only with enormous..."

June 15, 2001 Music Feature by Harvey Pekar

Some of That Jazz
Compared to What?
"...music of great, forward-looking musicians like Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker was being ridiculed...."

Feb. 20, 1998 Books Feature by Harvey Pekar

Page Two
Persistence of memory
"...mentioned, was especially translucent. Her longtime boyfriend was named Charlie Parker, and he was one of those galvanizing individuals..."

Nov. 18, 2005 Column by Louis Black

Playback: Can Austin Be a Jazz City?
Two venues usher in a new era in Austin jazz. Plus music scholar Bill Bentley brings the Smithsonian Institution to bear at BookPeople.
"...Kimura and partner Eric Leonard’s new joint, Parker Jazz Club – in the basement of the old..."

Feb. 16, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Independent Yet Empathic
Jazz Legend Ornette Coleman
"...music as profoundly as anything by Beethoven, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, or Chuck Berry, was born into a shotgun..."

Nov. 22, 1996 Music Feature by Jeff Mccord

The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5 & My Life of Impossibilities
MC5 leader rolls five books into one
"...learning at the knee of "prison father" Red Rodney, Charlie Parker's former right-hand man. Fifty years after asking the..."

Dec. 21, 2018 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Person to Person
The New York ensemble subgenre gets some fresh air
"...of revenge porn, and a mystery involving a rare Charlie Parker record...."

Aug. 11, 2017 Movie Review by Michael Agresta

Touched With Fire
Two manic-depressive poets meet in group therapy and fall in love
"...Woolf, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Eugene O’Neill, and musicians Charlie Parker and Tchaikovsky are among the many figures posthumously..."

Feb. 19, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Herb Alpert’s School of Music
Trumpeter’s alums include Waylon, Satchmo, and Karen Carpenter
"...classical teachers. Yet I heard Miles [Davis], Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and all those guys. I wanted to switch..."

Sept. 24, 2015 Music Post by Greg Beets

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