Six Artists Influenced By Charlie Parker

From 1941, when Charlie Parker’s first commercially recorded solos (“Hootie Blues” and “Jumpin’ the Blues,” with the Jay McShann Orchestra) dropped on Decca Records, his aesthetic decisions and virtuoso flair moved the collective sensibility of jazz in a new direction. And, to paraphrase the mantra that cropped up after Parker died in March 1955, Bird…
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