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10. The Essential Charlie Parker (Charlie Parker)

To have some authority on the subject, you need to know something about the DNA of modern jazz, and this is a good place to start. "Bird" and "bebop" are not words jazz fans throw around loosely. Charlie "Bird" Parker was one of the innovators of bebop, a jazz style that relies on a musician's instrumental virtuosity and ability to improvise and really explore the harmonic and rhythmic structure of a tune. That sounds complicated (from the outside looking in, it can be), but the music doesn't; it sounds like the pure essence of jazz, and "Bird" was its master. His compositions have become jazz standards. He has influenced the music and all the musicians who came after him. This collection is a perfect introduction to that phenomenon, and it covers his most influential tunes and recordings.

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top 10 jazz albums every man should own 3 10. The Essential Charlie Parker (Charlie Parker) To have some authority on the subject, you need to know something about the DNA of modern jazz, and this is a good place to start. "Bird" and "bebop" are not words jazz fans throw...