Charlie Parker archive
Listen From Alt.Latino, With Love
Read The Man Who Used Jazz For Justice
Read Evolution Of A Song: 'I Got Rhythm' WBGO
Listen Listening, Party For Two: Charlie Parker, 'Donna Lee'
January 6, 2011 – With Bird on the brain, the blog editor and his boss listen to an uptempo bebop classic.
Read Too Darn Hot: Jazz For The Heat WESA
Read Tame The Devil Horn: Steve Wilson's Intro To Alto Sax
June 1, 2010 – Wilson sings the praises of five alto saxophonists who've mastered this beast of a horn.
Read Big Apple Jazz: Five Picks From The Orchard WBGO
Listen The First Five: One Man's Introduction To Jazz
Listen Charlie Parker: 'Bird Lives!' Part 2
Listen Charlie Parker: 'Bird Lives!' Part 1
Listen The Nimble, 'Young' Hank Jones
Listen Charlie Parker: 'Confirmation: Best of the Verve Years'
August 1, 2001 – Hear the "only jazz artist whose every single solo was perfect" at the height of the bebop era.
Listen Charlie Parker: 'Jazz at Massey Hall'
Listen Charlie Parker: 'Yardbird Suite: The Ultimate Charlie Parker Collection'
August 1, 2001 – It's impossible to put all of Parker's significant recordings on one album, but this comes close.
Listen Various Artists: 'The Original Mambo Kings: An Introduction To Afro-Cubop 1948-1954'
August 1, 2001 – Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bebo Valdes and others capture the spirit of the era.