Sunday, September 05, 2004

Why Don't We Celebrate Charlie Parker's birthday?

Here I am in Wichita, Kansas, where Charlie Parker, one of a handful of genius of American music, made his first recordings as a member of Jay McShann's big band and I missed the August 29 anniversary of his birth on August 29, 1920.

Anyone think that Germany doesn't make a big deal of Beethoven, Bach, and Brahms.

So I'm going to be playing the Savoy and Dial studio recordings and the Verve box set in heavy rotation as my own tribute overthe next week or so.

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