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Charlie Parker died 60 years ago today...

Discussion in 'General Jazz Discussions' started by J. Robert Bragonier, Mar 12, 2015.

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    J. Robert Bragonier Maitre d' Forums Staff Member

    Doug Ramsey's Rifftides http://www.artsjournal.com/rifftides/2015/03/charlie-parker-82920-31255-2.html today features the 1947 recording of "Embraceable You" (Bird, Miles, Duke Jordan, Tommy Potter, and Max Roach), a classic to surpass all classics, if there ever was one.

    That day had to be one of the saddest days in all jazz history. Ramsey writes, "As Robert Benchley said when he heard that George Gershwin was gone, 'I don’t have to believe it if I don’t want to.' Neither do you."

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