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Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie: Bird And Diz

Read "Bird And Diz" reviewed by Chris May

Charlie Parker played in some strange settings during his career--with a cowboy band in Hollywood, a “Gypsy" string trio in a Manhattan restaurant, the street busker Moondog, and several klezmer bands--but such liaisons tended to be random, unrecorded encounters in clubs and restaurants. Aside from a 1945 session which included the novelty hipster, vocalist and guitarist ...


Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie: Diz'N'Bird at Carnegie Hall

Read "Diz'N'Bird at Carnegie Hall" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

For those of us born too late to have experienced it ourselves, and for everybody else who missed it as it actually happened, Diz’N’Bird At Carnegie Hall documents an awesome concert performance by a partnership whose influence on the history of jazz is inescapable and profound, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker.