Jazz Music Films:

Celebrating Bird - The Triumph Of Charlie Parker

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Description

Charlie Parker - nicknamed Bird - created a new style of jazz and won fame as the king of the hipsters. In this DVD, Parker's life is traced from Kansas City where he was born in 1920, to his ascendancy as a pioneer in the New York jazz scene of the 1950's and a virtuoso saxophonist.

Celebrating Bird is a revealing look at this enigmatic yet endlessly appealing man and includes his only surviving TV appearance (with DIZZY GILLESPIE, playing Hot House); rarely seen silent footage by famous Life photographer Gjon Mili; and a treasure of film clips, featuring BILLY ECKSTINE, COUNT BASIE, ART TATUM, THELONIOUS MONK, LOUIS ARMSTRONG, KENNY CLARKE, LUCKY THOMPSON and LESTER YOUNG among others.

Performances Include:
Ballade
Yardbird Suite
Relaxin' At Camarillo
Just Friends
Koko (rare 1947 concert recording)
Confirmation
Au Privave
Kim Bloomdido
Release date NZ
January 1st, 2001
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Standard Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.33 : 1
Language
English
Length (Minutes)
59
Studio
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
UPC
9322225015692
Product ID
1467195

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