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Charlie Parker


Charlie Parker was a leader in the development of bebop.
  U.S. saxophonist and leader of the bebop style of jazz (1920-1955)
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  • Charlie Parker was a leader in the development of bebop.
  • I scroll through his collection—everything from Charlie Parker to Minutemen to Yo La Tengo.
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  • As the waiter served them cheese puffs and ham brochettes, there followed between Maman and Julien a lengthy discussion of Bud Powell, Sonny Stitt, Dizzy Gillespie, and Julien’s favorite, Charlie Parker.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • He’d often take us to Walter’s house in Fort Greene just blocks from his house, where my siblings and I would play with our cousin Little Mommy while Uncle Walter, Daddy, and their other brothers partied, drinking and listening to Nat King Cole, Gene Krupa, and Charlie Parker records.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water

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  • It is as Nikhil, that first semester, that he grows a goatee, starts smoking Camel Lights at parties and while writing papers and before exams, discovers Brian Eno and Elvis Costello and Charlie Parker.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • Charlie Parker in a white suit in some club somewhere.
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  • "Charlie Parker in a white suit in a club in New York," I said.
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  • When he walked the tunnels as a kid he used to ask about Bird and he found out this was Charlie Parker.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Charlie Parker [8] , Louis Armstrong [7] , Miles Davis [7] , John Coltrane [8] , Dizzy Gillespie [9] , Ornette Coleman [9]
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