August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955
Saxophonist, Band Leader, and Composer
A blazing jazz virtuoso and developer of bebop, Parker collaborated with the most accomplished musicians of his time to redefine the genre.
At the height of his career, Parker moved to an apartment in a townhouse at 151 Avenue B across from Tompkins Square Park.
Narrated by John Leguizamo
Music by Charlie Parker from the album Diz and Bird, “Be-Bop,” and Charlie Bird Strings’ “I Can’t Get Started”
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