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.
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Joe Lovano Us Five "Dexterity" from Bird Songs (Blue Note) 3:52
Rudresh Mahanthappa Quintet "Both Hands" from From Bird Calls (ACT) 6:39
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