WKCR and the irrepressible Phil Schaap are the essential custodians of the great “Yardbird” Charlie Parker. Tune into their Charlie Parker Birthday Broadcast today. A few of our past birthday-postings- here , here and here.
A few scattered videos to celebrate!
From last year’s (2016): New York City Charlie Parker Jazz Festival:
From 2015, Graveside Ceremony by Charlie Parker’s grave in Kansas City:
From the 2014 The Gravesite Salute:
And one more homage (from 2010):
& Here (once again and forever) is the man himself (improvising with / after Coleman Hawkins ):
Charlie Parker and Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) and Charlie Parker (alto) from Norman Granz’s documentary “Improvisation (1950)