Yardbird Suite: A Compendium of the Music and Life of Charlie Parker
by Lawrence O. Koch
University of Wisconsin Press, 1988
Cloth: 978-0-87972-259-3
Library of Congress Classification ML156.7.P35K6 1988
Dewey Decimal Classification 788.73165092

A comprehensive study of jazz great Charlie Parker, including details of record dates, more than 200 musical illustrations, and biographical material arranged chronologically and linked with Parker’s recordings. The “Bird Stories” are all here, from Parker’s Kansas City roots to his untimely death, as well as the seminal journal article on Parker’s music, “Ornithology” that appeared in the Journal of Jazz Studies.

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