Charlie Parker (aka "Bird", jazz alto saxophonist)

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Charles "Charlie" Parker, Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), also known as Yardbird and Bird, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer.

Parker was a highly influential jazz soloist and a leading figure in the development of bebop, a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuosic technique and advanced harmonies. Parker was a blazingly fast virtuoso, and he introduced revolutionary harmonic ideas including rapid passing chords, new variants of altered chords, and chord substitutions. His tone ranged from clean and penetrating to sweet and somber. Parker acquired the nickname "Yardbird" early in his career. This, and the shortened form "Bird", continued to be used for the rest of his life, inspiring the titles of a number of Parker compositions, such as "Yardbird Suite", "Ornithology", "Bird Gets the Worm", and "Bird of Paradise". Parker was an icon for the hipster subculture and later the Beat Generation, personifying the jazz musician as an uncompromising artist and intellectual rather than just an entertainer.

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Discography

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Complete Jam Sessions Charlie Parker & Chet Baker 1
2005 Town Hall, New York City, June 22, 1945 Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie 1
2006 The Legendary Town Hall Concert: New York City, 1945 Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie 1
2007 Bird at St. Nick's Charlie Parker 1
2007 Bird on 52nd Street Charlie Parker 1
2007 Charlie Parker Charlie Parker 1
2007 Coleção Folha clássicos do jazz, Volume 4 Charlie Parker 1
2008 Bird at St. Nick's - Complete Edition Charlie Parker 1
2008 At the Finale Club & More Charlie Parker 1
2008 Washington, D.C., 1948 Charlie Parker 1
2008 Complete Live at Café Society Charlie Parker 1
2008 Complete Live at the Rockland Palace Charlie Parker 1
2009 Complete Live at Birdland Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie 1
2009 Complete Bird at the Open Door Charlie Parker 1
28 Jazz Performances Charlie Parker 1
Best of The Complete Live Performances on Savoy Charlie Parker 1
Bird at Birdland Charlie Parker 1
Bird at the Apollo Charlie Parker 1
Bird Lives Volume I Charlie Parker 1
Bop City, Volume 2 Charlie Parker 1
Live At Cafe Society Charlie Parker 1
Live Sessions Charlie Parker 1
Parker Plus Strings: The Charlie Parker Quartet Live In Concert Charlie Parker 1
The Washington Concerts Charlie Parker 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Bird Up: The Charlie Parker Remix Project Charlie Parker 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Bird Charlie Parker 3

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1946 Moose the Mooch / Yardbird Suite Charlie Parker 1
1948 Bongo Bop / Embraceable You Charlie Parker 1
1949 Summertime / I Didn't Know What Time It Was Charlie Parker 1
1952 Night and Day / I Can't Get Started Charlie Parker 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1961 Bird Symbols Charlie Parker 1
1991 The Cole Porter Songbook Charlie Parker 2 1
1993 Bird on the Wing Charlie Parker and the Jazz All Stars with Sarah Vaughan 1
1993 Charlie Parker Jam Session Charlie Parker 1
1994 Bluebird Charlie Parker 1
1999 Emi Jazz Masters Charlie Parker 1
1999 Big Band Charlie Parker 1
2006 Cool Blues Charlie Parker 1
Anthology Charlie Parker 1
At Birdland and Cafe Society Charlie Parker 1
Bird & Miles: Historical Sessions Charlie Parker 1
Bird & Sarah Charlie Parker 1
Bird 47 Charlie Parker 1
Bird Flies High Charlie Parker 1
Bird Lives! Charlie Parker 1
Bird Meets Diz Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie 1
Birdology Charlie Parker 1
Blue Bird Charlie Parker 1
Bop City, Volume 1 Charlie Parker 1
Broadcast Performances Charlie Parker 1
Charlie Parker Charlie Parker 1
Charlie Parker at Storyville Charlie Parker 1
Charlie Parker Plays the Blues Charlie Parker 1
Charlie Parquer (Figuras del Jazz) Charlie Parker 1
Choice Bird Charlie Parker 3 1
Col Maestros del Jazz & Blues, Volume 4 Charlie Parker 1
Dewey Square Charlie Parker 1
Diz And The Bird Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie 1
From Dizzy to Miles Charlie Parker 1
From Swing To Bebop: 'Round Midnight Charlie Parker 1
In the Studio 1946-1947 Charlie Parker 1
In the Studio 1947 Charlie Parker 1
The Best of Bird Charlie Parker 1
The Bird Charlie Parker 1
The Charlie Parker Story Charlie Parker 1
The Highest Flying Bird Charlie Parker 1
Timeless Charlie Parker Charlie Parker 1
West Coast Time Charlie Parker 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
The Essence Of Charlie Parker Charlie Parker 1

Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Inglewood Jam Charlie Parker & Chet Baker 1

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