One of the great musical innovators of the 20th century, Charles "Yardbird" Parker was a highly influential saxophonist recognized for his dazzling solos and improvisations. From his roots in Kansas City, Parker's mature playing style revolutionized jazz, making him - with others on the New York jazz scene of the 1940s - one of the founding fathers of bebop. His compositions, including Billie's Bounce, Anthropology, and Confirmation, with their unique approach to rhythm, melody, and harmony, had a profound impact on his contemporaries.
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Volume 1 portrays 35 outstanding musical legends that have shaped and continue to inspire America’s rich jazz tradition.
Volume 2 portrays 35 outstanding musical Blues legends that have helped begin most other forms of music.