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Celebrating Bird : the triumph of Charlie Parker

Author: Gary Giddins
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First University of Minnesota Press editionView all editions and formats
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"Within days of Charlie "Bird" Parker's death at the age of thirty-four, a scrawled legend began appearing on walls around New York City: Bird Lives. Gone was one of the most outstanding jazz musicians of any era, the troubled genius who brought modernism to jazz and became a defining cultural force for musicians, writers, and artists of every stripe. Arguably the most significant musician in the country at the time  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Giddins, Gary.
Celebrating Bird.
(DLC) 2013030843
(OCoLC)840465589
Named Person: Charlie Parker; Charlie Parker
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Giddins
ISBN: 9781461947363 1461947367 9781452940786 1452940789
OCLC Number: 860711122
Notes: "First published in 1987 by Beech Tree Books; Second edition published in 1998 by Da Capo Press."
Description: 1 online resource (pages)
Contents: Bird lives! --
Youth --
Apprenticeship --
Mastery --
Bird lives.
Responsibility: Gary Giddins.

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"First published in 1987 by Beech Tree Books; Second edition published in 1998 by Da Capo Press."  Read more...

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"A tribute . . . to Parker's gift and grief. Giddins gives the man his due." -Los Angeles Times "A major contribution to jazz biography . . . has the verve and adrenaline of its subject matter." Read more...

 
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