Charlie Parker artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music
August 1, 2001 Hear the "only jazz artist whose every single solo was perfect" at the height of the bebop era.
August 1, 2001 It's impossible to put all of Parker's significant recordings on one album, but this comes close.
August 1, 2001 Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bebo Valdes and others capture the spirit of the era.
September 27, 2013 Craig M. Teicher reviews Kansas City Lightning, Stanley Crouch's long-awaited bio of a jazz legend.
May 10, 2013 This week on Alt.Latino, Guatemalan author Eduardo Halfon discusses his latest book.
January 6, 2011 With Bird on the brain, the blog editor and his boss listen to an uptempo bebop classic.
June 1, 2010 Wilson sings the praises of five alto saxophonists who've mastered this beast of a horn.