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1. Bird: The Legend of Charlie Parker Bird: The Legend of Charlie Parker 1962 Photos and descriptions of Charlie Parker (1920-1955), or Charles Parker, Jr., a black jazz musician nicknamed "Bird." Born in Kansas City, Kansas on August 29, 1920 (at 852 Freeman Street) to Addie Boyley...

2. Body and Soul Body and Soul 2006 Chapter of biography examining Charlie Parker's parents, his early years in Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri, and his musical beginnings in the Vine Street nightclub district. Includes details about an...

3. Celebrity Celebrity June 28, 1905 Chapter of biography examining Charlie Parker's life from 1949 through 1951. Includes anecdotes of Parker's playing various New York nightclubs, the revocation of his "cabinet card" (which allowed him...

4. Confirmation Confirmation June 28, 1905 Chapter of biography discussing the aftermath of Charlie Parker's death, as well as the growth of his posthumous fame. The author describes numerous published interpretations of Parker's life and music,...

5. Dictionary of Missouri Biography Dictionary of Missouri Biography 1999 Biography of Charles Christopher "Bird" Parker, Jr. (1920-1955), a native of Kansas City, Kansas, one of the most important figures in jazz history as a saxophone player starting out in Kansas City in...

6. Discography Discography June 28, 1905 Comprehensive listing of the public recordings of Charlie Parker's playing. The author notes that fragmentary, unreleased recordings are not included in the discography.

7. Esquire's World of Jazz Esquire's World of Jazz May 28, 1905 Several references to and descriptions of Kansas City jazz, especially Charlie Parker (1920-1955), the world renowned saxophonist starting out and growing up here.

8. I Remember You I Remember You June 28, 1905 Chapter of biography describing Charlie Parker's life from early 1952 to the time of his death in March, 1955. Includes details of gigs on the West Coast and elsewhere during these years, as well as the...

9. Jazz: New Perspectives on the History of Jazz by Twelve of the World's Foremost Jazz Critics and Scholars Jazz: New Perspectives on the History of Jazz by Twelve of the World's Foremost Jazz Critics and Scholars 1959 Chapter of the book about Charlie Parker (1920-1955), a jazz musician and co-creator of the bebop style, born in Kansas City, Kansas, and growing up and starting out in Kansas City, Missouri, in the 1930s...

10. Kansas City. ..and All That's Jazz Kansas City. ..and All That's Jazz 1999 Interview of McShann revealing "how one learned the music [of jazz and blues]. ..what the jazz scene was like in and around Kansas City during the late 1930s and early 1940s. ..and how Kansas City jazz...

11. Now's the Time Now's the Time June 28, 1905 Chapter of biography chronicling the period of Charlie Parker's career from late 1943 to mid-1946, when he was committed to the California state mental hospital at Camarillo. Includes details of Parker's...

12. Parker's Mood Parker's Mood June 28, 1905 Chapter of biography describing the life of Charlie Parker in the period after his release from the Camarillo State Hospital (California) at the end of January 1947, to Autumn of 1948. The author writes...

13. Play: Not Without Laughter Play: Not Without Laughter 2006 Chapter focuses on the music or club scene in Kansas City in the 1920s and 1930s. "Kansas City provided a setting for the grooming and maturation of some of the country's most important jazz voices". A...

14. The Jumpin' Blues The Jumpin' Blues June 28, 1905 Chapter of biography detailing the beginning of Charlie Parker's playing with professional touring bands, including that of Jay McShann. The author follows Parker's departure from Kansas City in the late...

15. The Kansas City Style of Jazz The Kansas City Style of Jazz 2005 The authors in this book have traced the history and personalities involved in the immergence of the unique style of jazz that originated in the heartland and in particular in Kansas City during the 1920s-1940s....

16. The Song Is You The Song Is You June 28, 1905 Chapter of biography describing the musical innovations and importance of Charlie Parker. Includes several note-by-note analyses of Parker's playing, comparing it to that of other jazz musicians and highlighting...