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us: Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955

  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Fuller Name

    • Charles Christopher
  • Variants

    • us: Parker, Charles, 1920-1955
    • us: Bird, 1920-1955
    • us: Chan, Charlie, 1920-1955
    • us: Yardbird, 1920-1955
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1920-08-29
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1955-03-12
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Kansas City (Kan.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Jay McShann Orchestra
        • Organization: (naf) Earl Hines and His Orchestra
    • Gender

    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Jazz
          (lcsh) Bop (Music)
        • Occupation

            (lcsh) Saxophonists
              (lcsh) Jazz musicians
                (lcsh) Composers
            • Earlier Established Forms

                Parker, Charles Christopher, 1920-1955
            • Sources

              • found: Schmidt, S. Charlie Parker, 1959.
              • found: Parker, C. "To Bird with love," c1981: p. 1 (Charles Parker, Jr.)
              • found: New Grove jazz (Parker, Charlie (Charles, Jr.; Bird; Chan, Charlie; Yardbird); b. Aug. 29, 1920, Kansas City, KS, d. Mar. 12, 1955, New York; alto saxophonist)
              • found: Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition, accessed February 28, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Parker, Charlie; Charles Christopher Parker; Yardbird; saxophonist, composer / arranger, jazz musician; born 29 August 1920 in Kansas City, United States; joined Jay McShann's big band in Kansas (1940-1942); began collaborating with Gillespie in Earl Hines's big band (1943-1944); first recording sessions for Savoy and, under Gillespie's leadership, for Musicraft, the latter producing recordings, including Salt Peanuts and Shaw 'Nuff (1944-1945); first classic Dial recordings, including Moose the Mooche, Yardbird Suite, and Ornithology; formed quintet with trumpet player Miles Davis and drummer Max Roach, recording sessions, which included the ballads My Old Flame, Embraceable You, and Don't Blame Me; appeared at Carnegie Hall and reunited with Gillespie at Toronto's Massey Hall (1949, 1953); honors include, the Downbeat magazine readers' poll for best alto player; died 12 March 1955 in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States)
            • LC Classification

              • ML419.P4
            • Change Notes

              • 1980-08-26: new
              • 2015-09-02: revised
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