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Celebrating Bird : the triumph of Charlie Parker

Author: Gary Giddins; Kendrick Simmons
Publisher: [United States?] : T. Byron/Multiprises : Sony Video Software Co. : Pioneer Artists, ©1987.
Series: Masters of American music series.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Parker, a virtuoso saxophonist, nicknamed Bird, created a new style of jazz before his death at 34, and won equal fame as the king of the hipsters. Parker's life is traced from Kansas City, Kansas where he was born in 1920, to his ascendancy as a pioneer in the New York jazz scene of the 1950's. Features film clips, silent footage, and interviews with Rebecca Parker Davis, Leonard Feather, Dizzy Gillespie, Roy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
Biography
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Named Person: Charlie Parker; Charlie Parker
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Giddins; Kendrick Simmons
OCLC Number: 17530959
Notes: Based on the book with the same title.
Discography in closing credits.
Credits: Narrated by Ted Ross ; edited by Kendrick Simmons ; directed byGary Giddins and Kendrick Simmons.
Performer(s): Ted Rose.
Description: 1 videocassette (58 min., 30 sec.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Contents: Ballade ; Yardbird suite ; Relaxin' at Camarillo ; Just friends ; Koko ; Confirmation ; Au privave ; Kim ; Bloomdido "and more" --
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Series Title: Masters of American music series.
Responsibility: written by Gary Giddins ; edited by Kendrick Simmons ; produced by Toby Byron ; directed by Gary Giddins and Kendrick Simmons ; narrated Ted Ross.

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Parker, a virtuoso saxophonist, nicknamed Bird, created a new style of jazz before his death at 34, and won equal fame as the king of the hipsters. Parker's life is traced from Kansas City, Kansas where he was born in 1920, to his ascendancy as a pioneer in the New York jazz scene of the 1950's. Features film clips, silent footage, and interviews with Rebecca Parker Davis, Leonard Feather, Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Haynes, Jay McShann, Frank Morgan, Chan Parker, and Roy Porter.

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