Sunday, August 17, 2014

Kansas City Bird Celebration



The Kansas City jazz death march continues and this year's celebration is bigger than ever . . .

Fox4: Legendary KC jazz musician Charlie Parker honored with celebration near 18th and Vine

More . . . Kansas City’s most influential jazz musician is being honored for the next two weeks during the inaugural Charlie Parker Celebration, which is 17 days of music and fun.

7 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Charlie "Bird" Parker, AKA (that's Also Known As...) Charlie "Nigger" Parker..

Anonymous said...

Heroine addict that hated Kansas City. Let's keep the celebration down to a dull roar please.

Anonymous said...

Did they ever put the correct sixe sax on the headstone?

Geriatric Jazz Guy said...

HEY MAN YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT THE BIRD. The man played alto sax and he never wore a hoodie. Listen to his music before you put the cat down. You guys sound as stupid as the brothers who put Dave Brubeck down for being white. Leave your prejudice out there in the world but leave it when you listen to music.

John Zorn said...

Where did you hear that he hated KC?
I'd never heard that before.

I already knew that he was fixated on women who behaved bravely, however.

Anonymous said...

Just another nigger. No, nothing more. Maybe he was a good horn guy or not but there are dozens just like him, just not as famous. Don't make this particular nigger a hero cause he's dead. On the other hand, we DO need more heros.....

Geriatric Jazz Guy said...

Zorn, check out the biopic about him Bird staring Forrest Whitaker and directed by Clint Eastwood. He says that in the movie and the research for the movie was good and factual.