While Charlie's mother was working, he would walk around Kansas City listening to jazz behind the clubs. Parker would sit around all night listening to his idol Lester Young perform along with the Count Bassie band. It was here that Charlie was developing his love for music and form this time on jazz would become his true life long love. By age 15 Charlie had fell in love with the alto saxophone and he had been playing with many different local band until now, when he decided to leave school to pursue a music career.
Charlie would play for many different bands while touring the New York and Chicago ar...
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