Charlie Parker
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How That Flawed Man Flew: Beyond the Myth of Charlie Parker
21 Oct 2013 // 9:20 PM

Chuck Haddix's new biography of the great alto saxophonist unearths fresh details of his early life—and helps us to see more clearly his genius and his tragedy.


Charlie Parker: Unheard Bird - The Unissued Takes
14 Aug 2016 // 9:15 PM

Two discs of recently discovered incomplete takes of classic Charlie Parker sides, which demonstrate the artistry and adventure of jazz in the recording studio in the 1940s and 1950s.

Charlie Parker's War with Jazz
26 Feb 2014 // 2:00 AM

If the devil lives in the details, Stanley Crouch’s mission in his biography of Charlie Parker is not just to befriend the devil, but to make him a business partner.

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Tricks or Treats? Ten Halloween Blu-rays That May Disrupt Your Life

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"The best of this stuff'll kill you.

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