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Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker
The Legend of Be-Bop

A captivating portrait of the greatest saxophonist in the history of jazz.

The legend of alto saxophonist Charlie Parker, who died aged 34 in New York from his excessive use of artificial paradises, has inspired many artists: Clint Eastwood, who tells the story of his life in the film Bird, and writers such as Gary Giddins who wrote Bird. The Triumph of Charlie Parker.

It is this book that inspired this fine documentary dedicated to Charlie Parker, the legendary musician whose premature death deprived jazz and music in general of treasures that shall never be known… Let us leave regrets aside and listen to the many witness accounts from the people close to him who sketch a captivating portrait of the inventor of be-bop, and listen to the “bird” sing on his magical sax…

Charlie Parker saxophone

Movie directors : Kendrick Simmons, Gary Giddins
Playlist : Musics from the Americas
Music genre : Jazz

Duration : 56 min
Production date : 1987
Production : © Multiprises / LLC
Available version(s) : EN