The Jazz Show Episode August 31, 2009

Broadcast on 31-Aug-2009

9:00pm - 12:00am

As it was Charlie Parker's birthday, he would have been 89 on August 29 the special extended Feature beginning a bit after 10pm (The Jazz Show begins at 9pm PDT) will cover several live and studio sessions by Parker. We will dwell on some lesser known gems that I hope you will enjoy and if they are new to you, all the better. Parker was born in Kansas City on August 29,1920 and his biography and life is very well known. He died at age 34 in New York on March 12,1955. Like a comet that streaked across the sky, Parker left a musical legacy in his short chaotic life that lasts to this day. One of the few musicians who can be called a genius, in the true sense of the word. Tonight Bird Lives!

Track Listing:

Prez Sez
Ronnie Ball · All About Ronnie.
Tickle Toe
Count Basie · Basie and The Prez
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Charles Mingus · Mingus Ah Um
Lester Left Town
Art Blakey · Blakey in Europe.
Shoe Shine Boy
Count Basie · Prez' Debut
Lady Be Good.
Honeysuckle Rose
Benny Goodman · 1938 Carnegie Hall
Lester Young · Jubilee Quartet
Now's The Time.
Charlie Parker · Boston 1953.
Charlie Parker · Washington 1953
Hot House
Charlie Parker · Royal Roost NYC
Fine and Dandy
Charlie Parker · Bird with The Orchestra
These Foolish Things
Light Green.
Red talks about Bird.
Red Rodney · 1881.
Bird's Nest
Charlie Parker · 1947
Cool Blues
Relaxin' At Camarillo
Charlie Parker · Relaxin' At Camarillo
Carvin The Bird.
Moose The Mooche
Charlie Parker · Montreal 1953.
Embraceable You
Now's The Time
Miles Davis · Miles' All Stars
Little Willie Leaps
Half Nelson
Sippin' At Bells
Charlie Parker and · Carnegie Hall 1947.