MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY LIGHTNING!!!
Earlier this Summer we talked about famed New York writer Stanley Crouch and his upcoming Kansas City Jazz book on the legacy of Charlie Parker . . .
Now it's a reality:
New York Times . . . Popcast: Early Bird and ‘Kansas City Lightning’
"Since the early ’80s, the writer Stanley Crouch has been working on a biography of the jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker; in jazz circles through the last generation, the book has become almost mythic.
Suddenly it’s real: “Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker” (the first part of a projected two-volume project), describing Parker’s life and social world to the age of 20, will be published next week by HarperCollins."
Check this link for an EPIC playlist of old school Kansas City Jazz along with more description of the upcoming tome dedicated to Kansas City's history as the birthplace of jazz greatness.