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    SG
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    50 years ago today jazz great Charlie Parker died :( Bird as he was nicknamed changed the course of jazz forever.Wonder why jazz musicians play so fast?it goes back to Bird.Jazz sounded alot different before he came on the scene.

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    likeaghost
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    …fast is right, and right on. When i first started to try to build a respectable jazz cd collection i picked out a Charlie Parker disc but wasn’t ready for it. Simply put it was too much for me at the time. I knew it was good but i didn’t get it at all. I knew i had work to do but had no idea what was ahead. One day, many years later, i put on the Parker cd and it hit me finally. I was laughing out loud at myself for being so deaf before. The sounds and speed speak soundly. Charle Parker wins forever and ever amen…

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    crazycloud
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    the movie that clint eastwood directed with forest whittaker playing Bird was an dis a great movie… I only wish Foresst Whittaker did more films…

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