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Yardbird Suite
A Compendium of the Music and Life of Charlie Parker
Lawrence O. Koch

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A comprehensive study of jazz great Charlie Parker, including details of record dates, more than 200 musical illustrations, and biographical material arranged chronologically and linked with Parker's recordings. The "Bird Stories" are all here, from Parker's Kansas City roots to his untimely death, as well as the seminal journal article on Parker's music, "Ornithology" that appeared in the Journal of Jazz Studies.

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Cover of book is orange with a blue image of a man playing the saxophone.

Published in 1988
LC: 88-073435 ML
344 pp. 6 x 9
27 b/w photos, 1 fig.
ISBN 978-0-87972-259-3
Cloth $24.95 t

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