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)
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1 Piano Book
bird marfkitoz (21)
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1 Saxophone Other
ornitology marfkitoz (21)
2894d ago
1 Saxophone Other
Billies Bounce mixwolf335 (1)
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5 Guitar Transcription
Moose the Mooche ruslan338 (8)
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2 Saxophone Transcription
steepleshase woodstock69 (4)
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2 Saxophone Other
Billie"s Bounce prblase (49)
2939d ago
7 Bass Transcription
White Christmas mit9550 (21)
2940d ago
2 Saxophone Transcription
Donna Lee monteiro.hsm (28)
2942d ago
1 Saxophone Transcription
Ko Ko ruslan338 (8)
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4 Saxophone Transcription
Cool Blues marfkitoz (21)
2942d ago
4 Saxophone Other
Donna Lee xmercado (1)
2943d ago
1 Piano, Guitar, Bass Original
Blues for Alice zsierzega (7)
2949d ago
1 Piano Book
mnbook GuitarCricket (4)
2950d ago
146 Guitar Original
Red Cross Milagro (453)
2952d ago
1 Piano, Guitar, Bass Transcription
Parker's Mood woodstock69 (4)
2953d ago
2 Saxophone Other
Moose the Mooche michaelkellett (39)
2956d ago
1 Piano Transcription
Omnibook Ladygogo (2)
2958d ago
141 Trumpet, Clarinet, Saxophone Book
Omnibook in C ledouanier (5)
2960d ago
146 Piano, Saxophone Book
Bird Feather miglet (81)
2961d ago
2 Piano Transcription