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'''Charles Parker, Jr.''' (August 29, 1920 in Kansas City, [[United States]] – March 12, 1955 in New York City), usually called "Charlie Parker" but also known as "Yardbird" and "Bird", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Parker was a highly influential jazz soloist and a leading figure in the development of [[bebop]], a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuosic technique and improvisation.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl5P0cfiR2M</ref>
 
'''Charles Parker, Jr.''' (August 29, 1920 in Kansas City, [[United States]] – March 12, 1955 in New York City), usually called "Charlie Parker" but also known as "Yardbird" and "Bird", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Parker was a highly influential jazz soloist and a leading figure in the development of [[bebop]], a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuosic technique and improvisation.<ref>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl5P0cfiR2M</ref>
  
He also composed some tunes which he played in his quintet; the quintet included jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, along with drummer Max Roach, and other musicians.
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He also composed some tunes which he played in his quintet; the quintet included jazz trumpeter [[Miles Davis]], along with drummer Max Roach, and other musicians.
  
 
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A statue of Charlie Parker

Charles Parker, Jr. (August 29, 1920 in Kansas City, United States – March 12, 1955 in New York City), usually called "Charlie Parker" but also known as "Yardbird" and "Bird", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Parker was a highly influential jazz soloist and a leading figure in the development of bebop, a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuosic technique and improvisation.[1]

He also composed some tunes which he played in his quintet; the quintet included jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, along with drummer Max Roach, and other musicians.

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