Thursday, November 26, 2020

Bird's First Recordings As a Leader, 75 Years -- November 26, 2020

75 years ago today, on 26-November-1945, Charlie Parker, sax player, composer and music visionary, made his first recordings as a leader for Savoy Records. Charlie Parker and his friend Dizzy Gillespie were two of the founding fathers of bebop. Bird influenced everyone.

There is some debate about who was there. Bird's friend and co-conspirator, trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie,  mostly played the piano. Young Miles Davis played the trumpet most of the time. 

These records became very influential.

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