Here's one of our favorite Kansas City fun facts for late night denizens and local skeptics . . .
Nevertheless, this town continues to pay homage to the former heroin addict who is now mostly forgotten by anyone under 40 years-old.
KANSAS CITY, Mo - Kansas City Jazz Icon Charlie Parker would be 101 years old on Sunday, August 29, and members of the Jazz District have been celebrating his legacy all month long. Parker passed away when he was 35 years old, but he is often credited with inventing Bebop music and influencing prominent musicians that weren't born until years after his death.
Still, on this week when the Kansas City Jazz District earned yet another taxpayer cash boost . . . We realize that this "historic" celebration is just one of many traditions that hopes to lure people into an embattled party locale where people often get shot.
Accordingly, for more cultured souls we share a jazz playlist tonight . . . For anybody having trouble sleeping . . .
Apropos for tonight . . .
Because during the American golden age of the early 1960s . . . Jazz fusion with bossa nova was ingrained in the cultural lexicon.
A glimpse at Charlie Parker in action . . .
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday Night.