Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker

Charlie ParkerCharles Parker, Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), famously called Bird or Yardbird, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer.
Parker, with Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, is widely considered to have been one of the most influential jazz musicians. Parker acquired the nickname "Yardbird" early in his career, and the shortened form "Bird" remained Parker's sobriquet for the rest of his life, inspiring the titles of a number of Parker compositions, such as "Yardbird Suite", "Ornithology" and "Bird of Paradise."
Parker played a leading role in the development of bebop, a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuoso technique, and improvisation based on harmonic structure. Parker's innovative approaches to melody, rhythm, and harmony exercised enormous influence on his contemporaries. Several of Parker's songs have become standards, including "Billie's Bounce", "Anthropology", "Ornithology", and "Confirmation". He introduced revolutionary harmonic ideas including a tonal vocabulary employing 9ths, 11ths and 13ths of chords, rapidly implied passing chords, and new variants of altered chords and chord substitutions. His tone was clean and penetrating, but sweet and plaintive on ballads. Although many Parker recordings demonstrate dazzling virtuosic technique and complex melodic lines – such as "Ko-Ko", "Kim", and "Leap Frog" – he was also one of the great blues players. His themeless blues improvisation "Parker's Mood" represents one of the most deeply affecting recordings in jazz. At various times, Parker fused jazz with other musical styles, from classical to Latin music, blazing paths followed later by others.

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Now's the Time / Billie's Bounce chordqueen (10)
2958d ago
1 Piano Book
bird marfkitoz (21)
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1 Saxophone Other
ornitology marfkitoz (21)
3005d ago
1 Saxophone Other
Billies Bounce mixwolf335 (1)
3033d ago
5 Guitar Transcription
Moose the Mooche ruslan338 (8)
3045d ago
2 Saxophone Transcription
steepleshase woodstock69 (4)
3048d ago
2 Saxophone Other
Billie"s Bounce prblase (49)
3050d ago
7 Bass Transcription
White Christmas mit9550 (21)
3051d ago
2 Saxophone Transcription
Donna Lee monteiro.hsm (28)
3053d ago
1 Saxophone Transcription
Ko Ko ruslan338 (8)
3053d ago
4 Saxophone Transcription
Cool Blues marfkitoz (21)
3053d ago
4 Saxophone Other
Donna Lee xmercado (1)
3054d ago
1 Piano, Guitar, Bass Original
Blues for Alice zsierzega (7)
3060d ago
1 Piano Book
mnbook GuitarCricket (4)
3061d ago
146 Guitar Original
Red Cross Milagro (453)
3063d ago
1 Piano, Guitar, Bass Transcription
Parker's Mood woodstock69 (4)
3064d ago
2 Saxophone Other
Moose the Mooche michaelkellett (39)
3067d ago
1 Piano Transcription
Omnibook Ladygogo (2)
3069d ago
141 Trumpet, Clarinet, Saxophone Book
Omnibook in C ledouanier (5)
3071d ago
146 Piano, Saxophone Book
Bird Feather miglet (82)
3072d ago
2 Piano Transcription