The Winnipeg Free Press
Bird's turbulent flight begins in bio
Crouch began researching Kansas City Lightning, The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker three decades ago when key figures in Parker's life were still alive to talk about the triumphs and tribulations of the popular jazz innovator known as Bird.
The Austin Chronicle
Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker
If there was ever a musician whose life in the fast lane personified the oft-quoted truism "If you haven't lived it, it won't come out of your horn," it was saxophonist Charlie "Yardbird" Parker.
Jazz Beat: Gerald Spaits Quartet featuring Charles Perkins, at the Blue Room
Charles Perkins' alto sax has soared since standing out in the 1980s' New Breed Orchestra.
Legendary drummer Charlie Rice with saxophonist Bootsie Barnes
On December 5th, the Collingswood Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concert Series continues with 93-year-old drummer Charlie Rice and his All-Stars, featuring saxophonist Bootsie Barnes.
St. Petersburg Times
Review: Biographies bring jazz giants Ellington, Parker to life
Some books make me wish they came with sound tracks. Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington and Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker are both that kind of book.
All About Jazz
Testimony: A Tribute To Charlie Parker
Testimony: A Tribute To Charlie Parker Yusef Komunyakaa 156 pages ISBN: 978-0-8195-7429-9 Wesleyan University Press 2013 In terms of his global influence and enduring legacy, alto saxophonist was unquestionably one of the most important artistic figures of the 20th century.
All About Jazz
Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker by Gary Giddins
Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker Gary Giddins 208 pages ISBN: 978-1-4529-4080-9 University of Minnesota Press 2013 Having read Gary Giddins' revised edition of Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker I am even more committed to my position in my recent review of Stanley Crouch's Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of ... (more)
Kansas City Music...Trending Now
Good music can be found from the little neighborhood watering hole to KC's trendiest eatery.
Jesse Lynch brings Jazz 101 to Nashua
The Nashua Community Concert Association presents the Jesse Lynch Jazz 101 Trio in concert on Monday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m., at Nashua's Elm Street Middle School, 117 Elm St. Heading a group which plays an eclectic variety of jazz styles, Lynch has played piano for Daniel Rodriquez and others, and has wowed audiences with numbers from Beethoven and ... (more)
The American Spectator
Slouching Towards Kansas City
Few reputations in jazz are more secure than Charlie "Bird" Parker's. Miles Davis is said to have quipped that "You can tell the history of jazz in four words: Louis Armstrong.