Live Bird

A One Man Play about Jazz legend Charlie "Bird" Parker written, directed and starring Jeff Robinson

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Watch the trailer for Live Bird. One-man play about Jazz legend Charlie "Bird" Parker.

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Charlie Parker protege and legend Miles Davis gets together with the great Quincy Jones, Kenny Garrett, and Wallace Roney to revisit Gil Evans and Miles' Birth of the Cool. So exciting! ...

Miles Davis with Quincy Jones & the Gil Evans Orchestra 1991 ● Miles Davis (tp), Wallace Roney (tp, fglh), Kenny Garrett (as) ● Quincy Jones - conductor, producer ● The Gil Evans Orchestra: Lew Soloff (tp), Miles Evans sic (tp), Tom Malone (tb), Alex Foster (as ss , fl), George Adams (ts, fl), Gil Goldstein (key), Delmar Brown (key), Kenwood Dennard (dr, per) ● The George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band: George Gruntz (p), Marvin Stamm (tp, fglh), John D’Earth (tp, fglh), Jack Walrath (tp, fglh), John Clark (frh), Tom Varner (frh), Dave Bargeron (euph, tb), Earl McIntyre (euph, tb), Dave Taylor (b-tb), Howard Johnson (tu, bs), Sal Giorgianni (as), Bob Malach (ts, fl, cl), Larry Schneider (ts, ob, fl, cl), Jerry Bergonzi (ts), Mike Richmond (d-b), John Riley (dr, per) ● Additional musicians with the GGCJB: Manfred Schoof, Ack van Rooyen (tp, fglh), Alex Brofsky, Claudio Pontiggia (frh), Roland Dahinden (tb), Anne O'Brien (fl), Julian Cawdry, Hans-Peter Frehner (fl, pic, a-fl), Michel Weber (cl), Christian Gavillet (b-cl, bs), Tilman Zahn, Dave Seghezzo, Xavier Duss, Judith Wenziker (ob), Christian Rabe, Reiner Erb (bas), Xenia Schindler (har), Conrad Herwig (tb), Roger Rosenberg (b-cl, bs) ● Additional participating musicians: Benny Bailey (tp, fglh), Carles Benavent (b, el-b on "The Pan Piper" and "Solea", Grady Tate (dr) Setlist: 1. Introduction 2. Boplicity 3. Maids of Cadiz 4. The Duke 5. My Ship 6. Miles Ahead 7. Blues for Pablo 8. Orgone 9. Gone, Gone, Gone 10. Summertime 11. Here Come De Honey Man 12. The Pan Piper 13. Solea Recorded Live on July 8th, 1991 at the Montreux Jazz Jazz Festival™ (Swizerland) A Montreux Jazz Festival™ Production © 2013 Montreux Sounds (Eagle Rock Entertainment)

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Bird's "Donna Lee" has been made a bass player standard by Jaco Pastorius. Now all bass players learn it and this one is burning it! GO! ...

Donna Lee - Kinga Głyk Trio.

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Out Of Nowhere


Eight songs taken from that concert (where Parker played a plastic saxophone) were released in 1983 by Elektra Records. Recently, producer Bill Potts has unearthed two more D.C. concerts.

Miles Davis Movie

Don Cheadle wrote, directed and stars in a biopic about Miles Davis.

Miles Ahead is a 2015 American biographical film directed by Don Cheadle, which Cheadle co-wrote with Steven Baigelman, Stephen J. Rivele, and Christopher Wilkinson, based on the life of jazz musician Miles Davis.

Kim Parker Video


Great video of Kim Parker talking about growing up with Charlie Parker.

The Pitch KC


Live Bird in KC I recently was in Kansas City performing Live Bird at the Green […]

Yardbird Suite


This two-CD set is an ideal introduction to the music of Charlie Parker and the bop revolution. Its 38 tracks are culled from several labels, including Savoy and Dial.

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