Post Tagged with: "Charlie Parker"

Ella Fitzgerald, “Perdido” (1949): Appreciations

Ella Fitzgerald, “Perdido” (1949): Appreciations

“Perdido” was supposed to be a live showcase for Charlie Parker. Then Ella Fitzgerald – who would have been 100 today – stepped up to the mic.

Dizzy Gillespie and Friends – Concert of the Century: A Tribute to Charlie Parker (2016)

Dizzy Gillespie and Friends – Concert of the Century: A Tribute to Charlie Parker (2016)

‘Concert of the Century: A Tribute to Charlie Parker’ crosses so many boundaries – not the least of which is time.

Charlie Parker – Unheard Bird (2016)

Charlie Parker – Unheard Bird (2016)

Come on a journey with Charlie Parker. Hear the trials, the outtakes and the false starts of some of his most memorable tunes.

Rudresh Mahanthappa, “Chillin’,” from Bird Calls (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Rudresh Mahanthappa, “Chillin’,” from Bird Calls (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Here is a sneak peek of Rudresh Mahanthappa’s “Chillin’,” from his upcoming February 2015 release ‘Bird Calls.’

WTF?! Wednesdays: Mort Weiss, “Talkin’ About It” (2013)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Mort Weiss, “Talkin’ About It” (2013)

We like to write about this stuff like we know what we’re talking about — the history of the artist, the process involved, the relationship between the two. Well, there are times when we don’t know what the hell is going on.

New Music Monday: Santana, Ryan Shaw, Pantera, Willie Nelson, Dizzy and Bird

Looks like somebody’s got a case of the Mondays. Time to dig into some new music, then!

The Quintet – Jazz at Massey Hall (1953; 2012 reissue)

To Canadians, as the new 2012 liner notes to this historic meeting of the jazz minds so rightly notes, Massey Hall is a building. To fans of this music worldwide, it’s something else

Mort Weiss: Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry once blew us away under LA's Big Top

Los Angeles/Hollywood, California, in the late 1940s through the early 1960s was a happening place for jazz and jazz musicians. There was always a place to play a jam session, or more correctly session(s)

PBS' 'American Masters' to air new tribute to Cab Calloway for Black History Month

A new documentary on legendary bandleader and showman Cab Calloway will air on the PBS program “American Masters” as part of Black History Month. Cab Calloway: Sketches premieres nationally on Monday, February 27.

Steely Dan Sunday, "Parker's Band" (1974)

< >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Going straight from a tribute to one jazz icon right to a tribute to another jazz icon. Ha, and they call themselves a rock band?