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(YouTube)   Jazz great Charlie Parker died this day in 1955 in a flurry of 16th notes, alcohol and heroin   (youtube.com ) divider line
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2014-03-12 07:09:54 AM  
And most people don't know who he is.

Philistines.
 
2014-03-12 07:57:35 AM  
Charlie Parker was certainly a great. Loved the Eastwood movie, Bird, and highly recommend it if you want to sit down for a long film.
 
2014-03-12 08:07:27 AM  
This is Fark. Bring us more beebs and U2 links. We've no time for culture.
 
2014-03-12 08:17:35 AM  

Ooba Tooba: This is Fark. Bring us more beebs and U2 links. We've no time for culture.


Beebs and U2 will be cultural in over 50 years as well.
 
2014-03-12 08:24:20 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: And most people don't know who he is.

Philistines.


Peter Parker's father.
 
2014-03-12 08:28:41 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Ooba Tooba: This is Fark. Bring us more beebs and U2 links. We've no time for culture.

Beebs and U2 will be cultural in over 50 years as well.


At least I'll (probably) be dead by then, so I have that going for me.
 
2014-03-12 08:29:18 AM  
/Thatwasasong?
It'sdifficulttooverlookthefactthatCharliedidhavetalent,butIdislikehim m oreforwhathehasspawnedthanwhathe'screatedhimself.Thankstohim(andWhitne yHouston)wenowhavethisendlessprocessionofCharlie"wannabees"whocannotsi mplyplayasong,theyhavetocontorttheirbreathsintoallmannerofinstrumental gymnastics,notebendingandflatoutblowinginsomemisguidedattempttoreplica tehisstyleandsound.Makesmeallstabbyjustthinkingaboutit...
 
2014-03-12 08:32:57 AM  
LewDux: *snip*

Are you getting in to the birdland salt shaker?
 
2014-03-12 08:33:29 AM  

sno man: Tr0mBoNe: Ooba Tooba: This is Fark. Bring us more beebs and U2 links. We've no time for culture.

Beebs and U2 will be cultural in over 50 years as well.

At least I'll (probably) be dead by then, so I have that going for me.


Which is nice...ahh culture!
 
2014-03-12 08:43:48 AM  

sno man: At least I'll (probably) be dead by then, so I have that going for me.


High Five!

So this is what it feels like to be old.
 
2014-03-12 08:45:00 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Ooba Tooba: This is Fark. Bring us more beebs and U2 links. We've no time for culture.

Beebs and U2 will be cultural in over 50 years as well.


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2014-03-12 08:52:25 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Ooba Tooba: This is Fark. Bring us more beebs and U2 links. We've no time for culture.

Beebs and U2 will be cultural in over 50 years as well.


I can see U2 being cultural in 50 years but hopefully beebs will be as culturally relevant as Lief Garret is toiday.
 
2014-03-12 09:09:49 AM  
i1168.photobucket.com

His version of Parker's Donna Lee from the first solo album is quite simply phenomenal.
 
2014-03-12 09:17:52 AM  
try working your way through the Parker Omnibook sometime, note-for-note at 300 Mph.
It will make you humble.
 
2014-03-12 09:26:01 AM  

LewDux: /Thatwasasong?
It'sdifficulttooverlookthefactthatCharliedidhavetalent,butIdislikehim m oreforwhathehasspawnedthanwhathe'screatedhimself.Thankstohim(andWhitne yHouston)wenowhavethisendlessprocessionofCharlie"wannabees"whocannotsi mplyplayasong,theyhavetocontorttheirbreathsintoallmannerofinstrumental gymnastics,notebendingandflatoutblowinginsomemisguidedattempttoreplica tehisstyleandsound.Makesmeallstabbyjustthinkingaboutit...


you ok?

/different strokes....
 
2014-03-12 09:31:35 AM  
danglezz.files.wordpress.com
Bird could blow, but he couldn't hold a candle to this guy.
 
2014-03-12 09:37:38 AM  

Saiga410: Tr0mBoNe: Ooba Tooba: This is Fark. Bring us more beebs and U2 links. We've no time for culture.

Beebs and U2 will be cultural in over 50 years as well.

I can see U2 being cultural in 50 years but hopefully beebs will be as culturally relevant as Lief Garret is toiday.


Amen.
 
2014-03-12 09:40:57 AM  
The standard bio of Parker is that he invented/played bebop,  but I disagree. He played Charley Parker music. I love Charley Parker music and hate bebop.
 
2014-03-12 09:44:50 AM  
The best part of this video is that it is all faked.  At the beginning you can see Charlie Parker making fun of Coleman Hawkins as Coleman fakes his own playing. Then watch Birds hands when he plays, they barely move.

/Source: Miles Davis book mentions this video
 
2014-03-12 10:22:00 AM  

RockofAges: Respect Jazz, but don't have an ear for it. It all sounds the same to me, really. Good "classy background music".


All sounds the same?

In a Mist  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW85T5REjr8

Ain't Misbehavin'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtfXnwi_Njo

Spring is Here  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQTnfmYFn4M

42nd Street  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1TrNWbPweY
 
2014-03-12 10:27:22 AM  

yakmans_dad: RockofAges: Respect Jazz, but don't have an ear for it. It all sounds the same to me, really. Good "classy background music".

All sounds the same?

In a Mist  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW85T5REjr8

Ain't Misbehavin'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtfXnwi_Njo

Spring is Here  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQTnfmYFn4M

42nd Street  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1TrNWbPweY


Not hearing it.  It all sounds like noise to me.  I prefer the real musicianship and crisp lyrics of early punk.
 
2014-03-12 10:29:15 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: And most people don't know who he is.

Philistines.


And most jazz fans, and ALL musicians, think it all started with him.
 
2014-03-12 10:53:59 AM  
When he died, he had plans to study with Varese.  Dude wasn't done.  No way to know what we missed:(
 
2014-03-12 11:18:30 AM  

i upped my meds-up yours: And most jazz fans, and ALL musicians, think it all started with him.


Well Robert Johnson but yeah I hear ya.
 
2014-03-12 11:23:52 AM  
Makes me wanna go home & spin some jazz. I'm especially fond of the stuff Bird did with Dizzy Gillespie.
 
2014-03-12 11:28:27 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: And most people don't know who he is.

Philistines.


Maceo Parker's cousin?
 
2014-03-12 11:36:21 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: And most people don't know who he is.

Philistines.


This.
 
2014-03-12 11:45:44 AM  

Saiga410: yakmans_dad: RockofAges: Respect Jazz, but don't have an ear for it. It all sounds the same to me, really. Good "classy background music".

All sounds the same?

In a Mist  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW85T5REjr8

Ain't Misbehavin'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtfXnwi_Njo

Spring is Here  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQTnfmYFn4M

42nd Street  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1TrNWbPweY

Not hearing it.  It all sounds like noise to me.  I prefer the real musicianship and crisp lyrics of early punk.


Personally, I like jazz and punk (and classical, and rock, and...). I'm a music slut.
 
2014-03-12 12:05:33 PM  
He was instrumental in the development of bebop, but I personally don't subscribe to the idea that it was him that started it entirely. Dizzy, Kenny Clarke, Charlie Christian, and others at that time, mainly in NYC, we're all vital to bebop's evolution.

That being said, he was a god among men when it came to both dexterity and musical aptitude. What a genius! Listen to Jazz At Massey Hall with Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Bird and Diz for an amazing experience, especially since Bird's playing a plastic Grafton sax.
 
2014-03-12 12:20:58 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Personally, I like jazz and punk (and classical, and rock, and...). I'm a music slut.


Hmm, we should start our own club.
 
2014-03-12 12:28:19 PM  
Using recent experience as an indicator, I expected a parade of "I'm glad the worthless, selfish junkie is dead/who was he?" remarks. You've let me down, Farkers, and for that I thank you a million times.

joepac1: He was instrumental in the development of bebop, but I personally don't subscribe to the idea that it was him that started it entirely. Dizzy, Kenny Clarke, Charlie Christian, and others at that time, mainly in NYC, we're all vital to bebop's evolution.


Is that really much of a prevalent idea? In most all discussions I ever see, it's always at least Bird-and-Diz.

ristst: [i1168.photobucket.com image 232x196]

His version of Parker's Donna Lee from the first solo album is quite simply phenomenal.


Over the past weekend, I was poking around YouTube looking for something by Albert Mangelsdorff and found an entire concert (Berlin '76) with him, Jaco and Alphonse Mouzon. Score!
 
2014-03-12 12:40:56 PM  

DrBenway: Is that really much of a prevalent idea? In most all discussions I ever see, it's always at least Bird-and-Diz.


JEEEEEEELLLLY ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLL MORTON!!

/Yeah, he earned that nickname
//think STD
 
2014-03-12 01:21:46 PM  

joepac1: That being said, he was a god among men when it came to both dexterity and musical aptitude. What a genius! Listen to Jazz At Massey Hall with Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Bird and Diz for an amazing experience, especially since Bird's playing a plastic Grafton sax.


It's like he was so good he had to handicap himself with the Grafton to fit in.
 
2014-03-12 03:32:52 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Ooba Tooba: This is Fark. Bring us more beebs and U2 links. We've no time for culture.

Beebs and U2 will be cultural in over 50 years as well.


I doubt it. Nobody mentions Lawrence Welk and Charlie Parker in the same breath.
 
2014-03-12 03:37:26 PM  

Saiga410: Not hearing it. It all sounds like noise to me. I prefer the real musicianship and crisp lyrics of early punk.


Punk jazz
 
2014-03-12 03:45:00 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: LewDux: *snip*

Are you getting in to the birdland salt shaker?


(didntgettherefference)

Anyone can blow
/Link
 
2014-03-12 04:32:13 PM  

yakmans_dad: The standard bio of Parker is that he invented/played bebop,  but I disagree. He played Charley Parker music. I love Charley Parker music and hate bebop.


You can't even spell the man's name correctly. Or is that the joke?
 
2014-03-12 05:09:26 PM  

Marquis de Sod: yakmans_dad: The standard bio of Parker is that he invented/played bebop,  but I disagree. He played Charley Parker music. I love Charley Parker music and hate bebop.

You can't even spell the man's name correctly. Or is that the joke?



Not true. I can spell it correctly. I just didn't because I forgot it.

/Getting old: no laughing matter.
 
2014-03-12 07:29:44 PM  
more people should listen to charlie

of course I listen to on the corner miles davis all the time though so my taste might be outside of the norm.
 
2014-03-12 07:32:35 PM  

Omahawg: more people should listen to charlie


news.bbc.co.uk
 
2014-03-12 07:57:03 PM  

Saiga410: yakmans_dad: RockofAges: Respect Jazz, but don't have an ear for it. It all sounds the same to me, really. Good "classy background music".

All sounds the same?

In a Mist  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW85T5REjr8

Ain't Misbehavin'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtfXnwi_Njo

Spring is Here  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQTnfmYFn4M

42nd Street  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1TrNWbPweY

Not hearing it.  It all sounds like noise to me.  I prefer the real musicianship and crisp lyrics of early punk.


Real musicianship? Can I have your drugs? They must be fantastic. There were a few slumming studio musicians to be found here and there, but many of the early bands became bands before anyone in them could play a farking note. It was kind of the whole point, to just be unpolished and clumsy producers of noises which may or may not have been musical, and get out there anyway. Off that, and on to Charley Parker. One thing you can listen for is overblowing. Parker made that work. For a sax player, obviously, that's ordinarily considered a mistake. It's sort of a similar accomplishment to Hendrix's making use of the guitar feedback that had always been considered undesirable noise by earlier players.
 
2014-03-12 09:40:23 PM  

LewDux: /Thatwasasong?
It'sdifficulttooverlookthefactthatCharliedidhavetalent,butIdislikehim m oreforwhathehasspawnedthanwhathe'screatedhimself.Thankstohim(andWhitne yHouston)wenowhavethisendlessprocessionofCharlie"wannabees"whocannotsi mplyplayasong,theyhavetocontorttheirbreathsintoallmannerofinstrumental gymnastics,notebendingandflatoutblowinginsomemisguidedattempttoreplica tehisstyleandsound.Makesmeallstabbyjustthinkingaboutit...


People like you shouldn't listen to music.  Take up something easier instead, like checkers.
 
2014-03-12 11:03:53 PM  
By the time it gets to the drum solo the fact that it's faked is painfully obvious. Still fun to watch, knowing these guys played it for real.

My favorite part is the cigarette in Hawkins' hand at the beginning.
 
2014-03-13 05:56:28 AM  

LewDux: Tr0mBoNe: LewDux: *snip*

Are you getting in to the birdland salt shaker?

(didntgettherefference)

Anyone can blow
/Link


All references are either to drugs or sexually transmitted diseases (or their carriers).
 
2014-03-13 10:42:19 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: DrBenway: Is that really much of a prevalent idea? In most all discussions I ever see, it's always at least Bird-and-Diz.

JEEEEEEELLLLY ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLL MORTON!!

/Yeah, he earned that nickname
//think STD


A mention of Albert Mangelsdorff and all someone calling themselves "Tr0mBoNe" is interested in are STDs? Where, sir, is your tromboneliness?
 
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