The biography of Charlie Parker by Claude Carrière and Christian Bonnet , illustrated by Alain Garrigue and accompanied by 2 compact discs.
Charlie Parker , The Bird, this funny bird, only lived thirty-five years. But his dazzling passage in the history of jazz exerted a determining influence, similar to that of Louis Armstrong two decades earlier. His amazing imagination worked to emancipate harmony and shake up the traditional rhythm. Inventor of the " bebop " style with Dizzy Gillespie , Parker, one of the indisputable geniuses of jazz, led a career constantly disrupted by drugs and alcohol, two bad habits that he firmly advised against to his young colleagues. He was right. Published in 2003, Alain Garrigue's album has not aged a bit. This reissue, nine years later, is augmented by a biography written by Claude Carrière, which covers the life and work of Charlie Parker.
An essential album in the BD Jazz collection.