Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker New Vinyl Box Set, ‘The Mercury & Clef 10-Inch LP Collection’ Available December 18th

Charlie “Bird” Parker, an architect of modern music nearly universally regarded as the greatest alto saxophonist who ever lived, released five 10-inch LPs via Mercury Records and producer Norman Granz‘s pre-Verve label Clef Records in the early 1950s. For the first time, these building-blocks of bebop — 1950’s Charlie Parker With Strings, 1952’s Bird and… Continue reading Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker New Vinyl Box Set, ‘The Mercury & Clef 10-Inch LP Collection’ Available December 18th

Jazz Icon Charlie Parker’s Centennial Celebration “Bird 100” Continues

On the 100th anniversary of Charlie Parker’s birth – August 29, 2020 – it is impossible to imagine the evolution of jazz and modern music in general without the indelible influence of one of the most important Black American figures in history. Parker’s incomparable life and extraordinary, trailblazing career is being celebrated all year with… Continue reading Jazz Icon Charlie Parker’s Centennial Celebration “Bird 100” Continues

New Charlie Parker Sessions on ‘Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes’

Discovering previously unheard music is a consistent hope for serious jazz fans. Finding unreleased music from legends, especially those who departed far too early with their legacies incomplete, is a true joy; one of those legends whose every note leads to an adventure of innovation is the immortal Charlie “Bird” Parker. On July 1, Verve/UMe… Continue reading New Charlie Parker Sessions on ‘Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes’