Bird: The Legend of Charlie Parker

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Robert George Reisner
Da Capo Press, 1977 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
For this first full-length reminiscence, Reisner interviewed eighty-one of Parker's friends, relatives, and fellow performers. From Charlie Mingus, one of the few real innovators since Bird, and Dizzy Gillespie, whom Parker once called 'the other half of my heart, ' to jazz historian Rudi Blesh and Parker's mother, each remembers Bird in his or her own special way.

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This is a collection of interviews with people who knew and played with Charlie Parker, so the five stars aren't for the writing. They're for the fact that the many and diverse interviews make you ... Read full review


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