Charlie "Bird" Parker

Picture of Charlie Parker — Three Deuces, New York, 1947 / Foto: William Gottlieb

Charlie Parker ~Repinned Via Christa Bethune Smith

Charlie Parker started playing as a boy, when his mother gave him a saxophone to cheer him up after his father left. He went on to spearhead a musical revolution – nd

Charlie Parker saxophone legend, compositions such as "Yardbird Suite", "Ornithology", "Bird Gets the Worm", and "Bird of Paradise."

Charlie Parker saxophone legend, compositions such as "Yardbird Suite", "Ornithology", "Bird Gets the Worm", and "Bird of Paradise.

CHARLIE PARKER

Saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker, born August in Kansas City, Kans., tried heroin for the first time at Soon, “strangers began showing up.

Lester Young & Charle Parker    by Irving Penn

nedobeatnik: “The Pres and The Bird. Lester Young and Charlie Parker for Vogue by Irving Penn, 1952 ”

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