Yardbird

Charles Christopher Parker Jr. was born ninety years ago today. There’s not a lot of film of him, but here is a bit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ5eGEest0g

He’s theĀ alto saxophonist after tenor player Coleman Hawkins. Catch him burning on the second tune, with Hank Jones, Ray Brown and Buddy Rich.

Bird lives.

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