Tag: Charlie “Yardbird” Parker

Hittin’ the Woodshed

Charlie “Yardbird” Parker transformed himself from decent professional saxophone player into one of the most influential jazz musicians of the last 100 years.  The change happened during a 10-month period, when Parker essentially dropped out of the scene and worked deeply on his craft. By fully immersing himself in an environment that pushed his mastery, he […]

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