Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker | 1988

Documentary, Music
A documentary on the life and work of jazz innovator Charlie Parker, airing as part of the "American Masters" series. A selection of the saxophonist's recordings is highlighted. Musicians Dizzy Gillespie, Louis ...more

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A documentary on the life and work of jazz innovator Charlie Parker, airing as part of the "American Masters" series. A selection of the saxophonist's recordings is highlighted. Musicians Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Jimmy Dorsey, and Thelonious Monk also appear in clips, as well as other friends and associates who talk about Bird's music, his fatal addictions, and his lasting impact on jazz music.

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