Jazz

Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charle Parker

Masters of American Music

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Cast

Charlie Parker
Dizzy Gillespie
Roy Haynes
Jay McShann
Chan Parker
Rebecca Parker Davis
Frank Morgan

Program notes

The flagship release in the Masters of American Music Series, Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker was the first and only authorized documentary about one of the great legends in American music. A virtuoso saxophonist, Parker—nicknamed Bird—created a new style of jazz before his death at 34, and won equal fame as the king of the hipsters. In film clips, photos and interviews with his associates, Parker's life is traced from Kansas City, Kansas, where he was born in 1920 to his ascendancy as a pioneer in the New York jazz scene of the 1950s.

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Directed by:
Kendrick Simmons,
Gary Giddins
Production: © Multiprises, LLC

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Friday, April 30, 2027