Sunday, July 31, 2005
Bird is the Word
The New York Times has an interesting article about a previously unreleased concert featuring bebop legends Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie:
It's an unlikely story, but the most stunning jazz discovery in a decade - the Rosetta Stone of bebop - was unearthed at an Elks Lodge in Chelmsford, Mass. The trove consisted of seven 12-inch acetate discs, on which was recorded a 40-minute concert by Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker at Town Hall in New York on June 22, 1945.
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Posted by Tim Niland at 4:39 PM