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    Essay On Charlie Parker

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    Ricky Frein April 7, 2014 Research Paper Charlie Parker, a legendary jazz musician, was born on August 29, 1920 in Kansas City, Kansas. He grew up an only child, and later dropped out of school to start a music career. He created Bebop with Dizzy Gillespie and together they made a couple of albums. Near the end of his career, he started using drugs and having some mental problems. At one point, he even tried to kill himself by drinking iodine. His health deteriorated and he eventually died as

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    Biography of Charlie Parker One of a handful of musicians who can be said to have permanently changed jazz, Charlie Parker was arguably the greatest saxophonist of all time. He could play remarkably fast lines that, if slowed down to half speed, would reveal that every note made sense. Charles Christopher Parker was born on 29 August 1920, in Kansas City, USA. Although he was born on the Kansas side of the state line, Parker was actually raised across the Kaw River in Kansas City, Missouri

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    Mystery in John Connolly´s Novels

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    the works by John Connolly. http://www.enotes.com/topics/john-connolly/critical-essays Hartlaub, Joe. "The Burning Soul: A Charlie Parker Thriller." Bookreporter.com |. The Book Reporter Inc., 8 Sept. 2011. Web. 02 Apr. 2014. This website provides information that may be valuable for critical analysis http://www.bookreporter.com/reviews/the-burning-soul-a-charlie-parker-thriller Lamb, Clair. “Untitled.” Message to author. 2 May 2014. E-mail.

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    pioneering of jazz and of swing were trained in music at all. They were born musicians: they felt their music and played by ear and memory.” I believe this to be even more true for most of the musicians who thrived during the bebop era. Musicians like Charlie Parker and Fletcher H. Henderson changed the way we hear and play jazz, but were plagued by man personal and racial problems throughout their lifetime. Swing uses large ensembles, complex arrangements of popular song structures and does encourage some

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    Charli Parker

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    Charlie "Bird" Parker a renowned Alto Saxophonist from the late 1930's to the early 1950's endured notoriety from his unusual way of playing the saxophone. Parker's way of playing the saxophone influenced other jazz musicians. Parker battled with his drugs and alcohol while in jazz clubs abroad. There are several aspects that Charlie "Bird" Parker faced while sweeping the jazz scene. Charlie Christopher Parker Jr. was born on August 29,1920 in Kansas City, Kansas to Charlie Sr. and Addie Parker

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    clear that a lot of people were against this law and would not respect it. It was a huge market for those who wanted do illegal actives. It was the gangster the gangster who dominated a lot of citie... ... middle of paper ... ... Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and others, helped to create the jazz that we have until today. However, what was going to be about this musician if they did not had somewhere to play. In addition, for that was the famous clubs in Chicago, a lot of them were

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    The Importance of Music in “Sonny’s Blues” James Baldwin, an African-American writer, was born to a minister in 1924 and survived his childhood in New York City. The author is infamous for his pieces involving racial separatism with support from the blues. Readers can understand Harlem as a negative, unsafe environment from Baldwin’s writings and description of his hometown as a “dreadful place…a kind of concentration camp” (Hicks). Until the writer was at the age of twenty-four, he lived in a

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    Jazz Music: Bebop

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    Bebop gradually developed during the 1940’s. Bebop focused more on the freedom of creativity rather than rhythmic aspects. According to The Bop Era, it also gave soloists more room for “innovative improvisation” (Glass). Through the works of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and other players we will discover how Bebop became such a prominent style during this era. Bebop is a “genre of American music originated in New Orleans around the 1900’s (The Definition of Jazz).” Bebop is

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    Dizzy Gillespie Thesis

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    With eagerness they played a couple of gigs, in order to see if they had come upon a style that would be as well received as swing music. Gillespie and Charlie Parker are known as the co-founders of the bebop movement; the two worked together in the 1940’s and early 50’s. Gillespie and his friends was trying to make the music of bebop more of a classy style, something

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    Bebop is a genre distinguished by it fast tempos, dissonant harmonies, and complex rhythms. The mid-1940’s was bereft with bop artists such as “Dizzy” Gillespie and Charlie Parker who were at the forefront of the movement. The transition between the swing riffs of Count Basie in the 1920’s to 1930’s to the improvisations of Thelonious Monk during post World War II is full of history. This research will explore the beginnings and evolution of Bebop as a jazz subgenre and its influence on the rise

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