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Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955

LC control no.n 50050327
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LC classificationML419.P4 Biography
Personal name headingParker, Charlie, 1920-1955
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Variant(s)Parker, Charles Christopher, 1920-1955
Parker, Charles, 1920-1955
Bird, 1920-1955
Chan, Charlie, 1920-1955
Yardbird, 1920-1955
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1920-08-29
Death date1955-03-12
Place of birthKansas City (Kan.)
Place of deathNew York (N.Y.)
Field of activityJazz Bop (Music)
AffiliationJay McShann Orchestra Earl Hines and His Orchestra
Profession or occupationSaxophonists Jazz musicians Composers
Found inSchmidt, S. Charlie Parker, 1959.
Parker, C. "To Bird with love," c1981: p. 1 (Charles Parker, Jr.)
New Grove jazz (Parker, Charlie (Charles, Jr.; Bird; Chan, Charlie; Yardbird); b. Aug. 29, 1920, Kansas City, KS, d. Mar. 12, 1955, New York; alto saxophonist)
Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition, accessed February 28, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Parker, Charlie; Charles Christopher Parker; Yardbird; saxophonist, composer / arranger, jazz musician; born 29 August 1920 in Kansas City, United States; joined Jay McShann's big band in Kansas (1940-1942); began collaborating with Gillespie in Earl Hines's big band (1943-1944); first recording sessions for Savoy and, under Gillespie's leadership, for Musicraft, the latter producing recordings, including Salt Peanuts and Shaw 'Nuff (1944-1945); first classic Dial recordings, including Moose the Mooche, Yardbird Suite, and Ornithology; formed quintet with trumpet player Miles Davis and drummer Max Roach, recording sessions, which included the ballads My Old Flame, Embraceable You, and Don't Blame Me; appeared at Carnegie Hall and reunited with Gillespie at Toronto's Massey Hall (1949, 1953); honors include, the Downbeat magazine readers' poll for best alto player; died 12 March 1955 in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States)
Associated languageeng