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Bird at 100: Rudresh Mahanthappa, Joe Lovano, Vincent Herring and More

Russell Perry By

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Charlie Parker was born 100 years ago (August 29, 1920). Although he died at the age of 34 in 1955, his legacy is so powerful that jazz would have been very different without his contributions. In the intervening 65 years, Bird's music has continued to influence and inspire several generations of players and fans. In the past decade, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Joe Lovano and the alto trio of Vincent Herring, Gary Bartz and Bobby Watson have dedicated projects to his music. Moreover, countless players have continued to record and perform his music.

Playlist

  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Joe Lovano Us Five "Dexterity" from Bird Songs (Blue Note) 3:52
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa Quintet "Both Hands" from From Bird Calls (ACT) 6:39
  • Jason Stein "Dexterity" from Lucille! (Delmark) 11:22
  • Host Speaks 14:59
  • Vincent Herring -Bobby Watson— Gary Bartz Sextet "Bird Lives" from Bird at 100 (Smoke Sessions) 17:30
  • Heads of State "Moose the Mooche" from Four in One (Smoke Sessions) 23:39
  • Host Speaks 29:03
  • Tamuz Nissim -George Nazos Quintet "Chasing the Bird" from Liquid Melodies (Self-produced) 29:55
  • Harold Mabern Quintet with Kurt Elling "Billie's Bounce" from Afro Blue (Smoke Sessions) 33:17
  • Host Speaks 37:40
  • Kenny Barron -Dave Holland duo "Segment" from The Art of Conversation (Impulse) 39:58
  • Charlie Haden -Brad Mehldau duo "Au Privave" from Long Ago and Far Away (Impulse) 45:52
  • Host Outro 55:39

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