Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker

His Music and Life

Book - 1996
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"Whatever background you bring to it, the book willl likely enrich your understanding of Parker's music. . . ." -- Cadence
As one of the architects of modern jazz (often called "bebop"), Charlie Parker (1920-55) had a profound effect on American music that continues to this day.
This book opens with a chapter of biography and then progresses to four chapters focusing on Charlie Parker's music by tracing his artistic evolution and major achievements as a jazz improviser. Much like a guided tour through an artist's retrospective, the book introduces readers to a sampling of Charlie Parker's most illustrative works. The musical discussions and transcribed musical examples are keyed to compact disc timings for easy location--a feature unique to this book.
"The musical analysis is brilliant, particularly the pre-1945 fragments." -- DownBeat
". . . debunks the stereotype that jazz musicians are unschooled and unsophisticated when it comes to music as art rather than entertainment. . . . [An] insightful and informative addition to the literature of jazz." --Calvin Wilson, Kansas City Star
Carl Woideck is Instructor of Jazz History, University of Oregon.
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [1996]
Copyright Date: ©1996
ISBN: 9780472103706
0472103709
Branch Call Number: 788.7165 P223W
Characteristics: xiv, 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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