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Bird - a book by Haddix, Chuck


The Life and Music of Charlie Parker

Bird( )
Author: Haddix, Chuck
Series title:Music in American Life Ser.
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:University of Illinois Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $24.95
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Saxophone virtuoso Charlie "Bird" Parker began playing professionally in his early teens, became a heroin addict at 16, changed the course of music, and then died when only 34 years old. His friend Robert Reisner observed, "Parker, in the brief span of his life, crowded more living into it than any other human being." Like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane, he was a transitional composer and improviser who ushered in a new era of jazz by pioneering bebop...
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Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Composers & Musicians
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 23 Inches

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