Film: Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker A Tribute to Charlie Parker

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One of the monumental figures of jazz, Charlie Parker was a central innovator in the be-bop revolution of the 1940s and early 50s. A virtuoso on alto sax and inspiration to every contemporary and subsequent saxophonist, not just in the USA, but globally. One such was altoist Frank Morgan, who leads a quintet playing tribute to Bird in France in1990. Red Rodney, a former member of a Parker quintet, features on trumpet. The band is completed by Monty Alexander (piano), Rufus Reid (bass) and Roy Haynes (drums).

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