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[[File:XBird Lives by Robert Graham.jpg|thumb|200px|A statue of Charlie Parker]]
 
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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 "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> Wikipedia describes Charlie Parker as "a blazingly fast virtuoso...[who] introduced revolutionary harmonic ideas including rapid passing chords, new variants of altered chords, and chord substitutions."<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Parker</ref> According to the Charlie Parker website, "[h]e was, without a doubt, one of the most influential and talented musicians in jazz history."<ref>https://charliebirdparker.com/about/</ref>
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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 "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> Wikipedia describes Charlie Parker as "a blazingly fast virtuoso...[who] introduced revolutionary harmonic ideas including rapid passing chords, new variants of altered chords, and chord substitutions."<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Parker</ref> According to the Charlie Parker website, "[h]e was, without a doubt, one of the most influential and talented musicians in jazz history."<ref>https://charliebirdparker.com/about/</ref> Wikipedia's Charlie Parker discography includes its first recordings in the year 1940 and the final ones in 1954, with the concentration highest around 1949-1950.<ref name="Discography">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Parker_discography Charlie Parker discography on Wikipedia]</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.
 
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 "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] Wikipedia describes Charlie Parker as "a blazingly fast virtuoso...[who] introduced revolutionary harmonic ideas including rapid passing chords, new variants of altered chords, and chord substitutions."[2] According to the Charlie Parker website, "[h]e was, without a doubt, one of the most influential and talented musicians in jazz history."[3] Wikipedia's Charlie Parker discography includes its first recordings in the year 1940 and the final ones in 1954, with the concentration highest around 1949-1950.[4]

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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