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There was never another guitar player like Michael Hedges, who died too young in a car accident. He was one of those rare instrumentalists who completely changed the sound of his instrument, like Jaco Pastorius. Like Charlie Parker, he was "the onlinest."

“Boy, there was no poetics,” Charles Olson once said of the guiding principles for the Black Mountain poets. “It was Charlie Parker. Literally, it was Charlie Parker.”

“Boy, there was no poetics,” Charles Olson once said of the guiding principles for the Black Mountain poets. “It was Charlie Parker. Literally, it was Charlie Parker.”

"I made the tenor sax. There's nobody plays like me and I don't play like anybody else." - Coleman Hawkins, born 115 years ago today. Here with Charlie Parker (who gives a great look at the :18 mark, as if to say, "Check THIS cat.") (via @dusttodigital )

Parker served as interim CEO from March until October, when Charlie Scharf took over as CEO.

Tune in to Saturday Night Jazz for jazz covers of The Carpenters, @neworder  and @bobdylan . Then, we'll fly you to Paris with music from Django Reinhardt, Harry Connick Jr., Charlie Parker and more. Join host @lailabiali  at 8PM (8:30NT):

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Sunday’s #charityshop  joyful listen: Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie’s 1950 “Bird and Diz” album (original LP plus all other 16 takes from recording session) CD, £1.49

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Charlie Parker Plays in the Only Footage Capturing the “Bird” in True Live Performance

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#OTD in 1920, jazz saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker is born. His unique sound was influential to the formation of bebop. #APeoplesGroove 

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Charlie Parker Plays in the Only Footage Capturing the “Bird” in True Live Performance

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The Night When Charlie Parker Played for Igor Stravinsky (1951)

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The Night When Charlie Parker Played for Igor Stravinsky (1951)

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Charlie Parker Plays in the Only Footage Capturing the “Bird” in True Live Performance

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L.A. Lakers fan Flea on Kobe Bryant: "I look at him like Charlie Parker or John Coltrane"

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Charlie Parker Plays in the Only Footage Capturing the “Bird” in True Live Performance

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