Chasin’ the Bird: Charlie Parker in California


In late 1946, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie headed west for a two-month stint at Billy Berg’s nightclub in Hollywood. Parker’s raging drug habit and eccentric proclivities made it a challenging gig for Gillespie and their bandmates, but when it came time to return to New York, Parker stayed behind, much to the concern of

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