Tag: Charlie Parker

The Legend of Charlie Parker: Herald Review

added on 16 November, 2016 | under Blog
The Legend of Charlie Parker

Preservation and renewal were at the heart of this excellent celebration of one of jazz’s major pioneering figures. In the sixty-one years since his death, many have sought to capture Charlie Parker’s spirit. His tunes are still rites of passage for jazz players, and not just for those who take up his chosen instrument, the alto saxophone.

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The Legend of Charlie Parker: Scotsman Review

added on 15 November, 2016 | under Blog
Charlie Parker

The past few years have seen the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra consolidate their international status and eclectically adventurous repertoire, having their sweet way with a Mozart piano, deconstructing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, collaborating fruitfully with American singers and Scandinavian bassists and, just this month, releasing yet another live concert album, this time recorded with US jazz-fusion saxophone hero Bill Evans. As they approach the end of their 20th anniversary year, this weekend past, however, saw them celebrating the legacy of one of modern jazz’s greatest game-changers in The Legend of Charlie Parker

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The Legend of Charlie Parker  

added on 4 July, 2016 | under The Legend of Charlie Parker  
The Legend of Charlie Parker

There can be little doubt that Charlie “ Yardbird” Parker changed the face of modern jazz.

Parker grew up at a time when this amazing music was coming of age, and he came to personify many of its most provocative features.Read more

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