Tag Archives: Charlie Parker

Oxford Circus. Pimlico. Barbican.

Bright and early Tuesday morning and it was off to Oxford Circus in search of more art.   No faking this; the hustle is fucking real.  As I poured through this joint, I recalled my advice to the London cab driver … Continue reading

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Night In Tunisia.

© 1953 Live The Quintet At Massey Hall, Toronto. Night in Tunisia composed: Dizzy Gillespie & Chano Pozo. Trumpet: Dizzy Gillespie Alto Saxophone: Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker Bass: Charles Mingus Piano: Bud Powell Drums: Max Roach. It begins and ends with … Continue reading

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Groovin’ High.

© 1953.  Groovin’ High, Live Performance, Verve Records Alto Saxophone: Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker Trumpet: Herbie Williams Bass: Jimmy Woode Piano: Rollins Griffith Drums: Marquis Foster Bebop is where it is at.  Bird knows how to fly-without-moving. _____________________ © 2013-2019 Arvin … Continue reading

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The Mooche.

© 2011 Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, leader Wynton Marsalis 1928 Duke Ellington and Irving Mills http://www.jazz.org/JLCO/ This evening – Wednesday, February 11, 2015, I went to the hallowed temple, Massey Hall and got my soul good and besotted on … Continue reading

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