His Music and Life
By (author) Carl Woideck
Charlie Parker by Carl Woideck
Book DescriptionAs one of the architects of modern jazz (often called "bebop"), Charlie Parker (1920-55) had a profound effect on American music that continues to this day. This book opens with a chapter of biography and then progresses to four chapters focusing on Charlie Parker's music by tracing his artistic evolution and major achievements as a jazz improviser. Much like a guided tour through an artist's retrospective, the book introduces readers to a sampling of Charlie Parker's most illustrative works. The musical discussions and transcribed musical examples are keyed to compact disc timings for easy location--a feature unique to this book.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780472085552
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: The University of Michigan Press
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Publish Date: 31-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United States
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