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Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Born: August 29, 1920 | Died: March 12, 1955

The only child of Charles and Addie Parker, Charlie Parker was one of the most important and influential saxophonists and jazz players of the 1940’s.

When Parker was still a child, his family moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where jazz, blues and gospel music were flourishing. His first contact with music came from school, where he played baritone horn with the school’s band. When he was 15, he showed a great interest in music and a love for the alto saxophone. Soon, Parker was playing with local bands until 1935, when he left school to pursue a music career.

From 1935 to 1939, Parker worked in Kansas City with several local jazz and blues bands from which he developed his art. In 1939, Parker visited New York for the first time, and he stayed for nearly a year working as a professional musician and often participating in jam sessions. The New York atmosphere greatly influenced Parker's musical style....
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Music

Featured recording “Bird in Time 1940-1947: Selected Recordings and Rare Interviews”

Bird in Time 1940-1947: Selected Recordings and Rare Interviews

ESP Disk
2009
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    3 Original Albums

    Magneoton
    2013
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    Charlie Parker With Strings

    Magneoton
    2013
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    Complete Bird At The Bandbox

    Magneoton
    2012
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    Charlie Parker: The Complete Masters 1941-54


    2012
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    Charlie Parker Plays Cole Porter

    Magneoton
    2012
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    Complete Royal Roost Broadcasts

    Magneoton
    2012
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    Bird (The Complete Masters 1941-54)

    Magneoton
    2011
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