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The Resource Celebrating Bird : the triumph of Charlie Parker, Gary Giddins

Celebrating Bird : the triumph of Charlie Parker, Gary Giddins

Label
Celebrating Bird : the triumph of Charlie Parker
Title
Celebrating Bird
Title remainder
the triumph of Charlie Parker
Statement of responsibility
Gary Giddins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Within days of Charlie "Bird" Parker's death at the age of thirty-four, a scrawled legend began appearing on walls around New York City: Bird Lives. Gone was one of the most outstanding jazz musicians of any era, the troubled genius who brought modernism to jazz and became a defining cultural force for musicians, writers, and artists of every stripe. Arguably the most significant musician in the country at the time of his death, Parker set the standard many musicians strove to reach--though he never enjoyed the same popular success that greeted many of his imitators. Today, the power of Parker's inventions resonates undiminished; and his influence continues to expand. Celebrating Bird is the groundbreaking and award-winning account of the life and legend of Charlie Parker from renowned biographer and critic Gary Giddins, whom Esquire called "the best jazz writer in America today." Richly illustrated and drawing primarily from original sources, Giddins overturns many of the myths that have grown up around Parker. He cuts a fascinating portrait of the period, from Parker's apprentice days in the 1930s in his hometown of Kansas City to the often difficult years playing clubs in New York and Los Angeles, and reveals how Parker came to embody not only musical innovation and brilliance but the rage and exhilaration of an entire generation. Fully revised and with a new introduction by the author, Celebrating Bird is a classic of jazz writing that the Village Voice heralded as "a celebration of the highest order"--a portrayal of a jazz virtuoso whose gargantuan talent was haunted by his excesses and a view into the ravishing art of one of jazz's most commanding and remarkable figures."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Giddins, Gary
Dewey number
  • 788.7/3165092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML419.P4
LC item number
G5 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parker, Charlie
  • Jazz musicians
  • Saxophonists
  • African American musicians
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians
  • MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Jazz
  • MUSIC / Individual Composer & Musician
Label
Celebrating Bird : the triumph of Charlie Parker, Gary Giddins
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in 1987 by Beech Tree Books; Second edition published in 1998 by Da Capo Press."
Bibliography note
Includes discography, bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bird lives! -- Youth -- Apprenticeship -- Mastery -- Bird lives
Control code
1595484
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Revised edition; First University of Minnesota Press edition.
Extent
xv, 195 pages
Isbn
9780816690411
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013030843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1595484
  • (OCoLC)840465589
Label
Celebrating Bird : the triumph of Charlie Parker, Gary Giddins
Publication
Note
"First published in 1987 by Beech Tree Books; Second edition published in 1998 by Da Capo Press."
Bibliography note
Includes discography, bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bird lives! -- Youth -- Apprenticeship -- Mastery -- Bird lives
Control code
1595484
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Revised edition; First University of Minnesota Press edition.
Extent
xv, 195 pages
Isbn
9780816690411
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013030843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1595484
  • (OCoLC)840465589

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