qWhatever background you bring to it, the book willl likely enrich your understanding of Parker's music. . . .q --Cadence As one of the architects of modern jazz (often called qbebopq), Charlie Parker (1920-55) had a profound effect on American music that continues to this day. This book opens with a chapter of biography and then progresses to four chapters focusing on Charlie Parker's music by tracing his artistic evolution and major achievements as a jazz improviser. Much like a guided tour through an artist's retrospective, the book introduces readers to a sampling of Charlie Parker's most illustrative works. The musical discussions and transcribed musical examples are keyed to compact disc timings for easy location--a feature unique to this book. qThe musical analysis is brilliant, particularly the pre-1945 fragments.q --DownBeat q. . . debunks the stereotype that jazz musicians are unschooled and unsophisticated when it comes to music as art rather than entertainment. . . . [An] insightful and informative addition to the literature of jazz.q --Calvin Wilson, Kansas City Star Carl Woideck is Instructor of Jazz History, University of Oregon.Telephone interview, March 25, 1989. 59. Reisner, Bird, 138. 60. Ira Gitler, Swing to Bop (New York: Oxford University Press, 1985), 68. ... Hentoff believed that Shapiro edited the Parker section in question, but he felt it was unlikely that Shapiro would have simply altered the Down Beat text to make it read ... Leonard Feather, Untitled essay (liner notes), Harlan Leonard and His Rockets, RCA Victor, 1966.
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