Yardbird Suite: A Compendium of the Music and Life of Charlie Parker

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Popular Press, 1988 - Music - 336 pages
A comprehensive study of jazz great Charlie Parker, including details of record dates, more than 200 musical illustrations, and biographical material arranged chronologically and linked with Parker's recordings. The “Bird Stories” are all here, from Parker's Kansas City roots to his untimely death, as well as the seminal journal article on Parker's music, “Ornithology” that appeared in the Journal of Jazz Studies.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter II
22
Chapter III
35
Chapter V
49
Chapter VI
68
Chapter VIII
98
Chapter IX
112
Chapter X
129
Chapter XVI
198
Chapter XVIII
221
Chapter XIX
228
Chapter XX
236
Chapter XXI
258
Appendix II
272
Appendix IV
281
Copyright Information
287

Chapter XII
158
Reunion With Diz JanuaryJune 1950
176
Chapter XV
190
Notes
333
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