The fiftieth anniversary of the death of Charlie Parker has brought a slew of articles into newspapers and magazines around the country. The Houston Chronicle has an article with an overview of Parker's career:
In a way, everything Parker created was in poetry. His music certainly suggests someone with a lot more to say than his predecessors. Parker built scaffolding around the architecture of swing, sometimes adding layers of notes where no one thought they would fit.
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