Friday, August 24, 2007

Today's music headlines - NYT

Charlie Parker, Uptown and Down By NATE CHINEN

In many ways, Charlie Parker, the subject of a festivalthis weekend, was the quintessential New York hero: amaverick and bon vivant, a subject of notoriety and myth


3 Jazzmen, Obstinate and Wily By BEN RATLIFF

The bassist Gary Peacock, the pianist Paul Bley and thedrummer Paul Motian took a normal jazz-club performance andturned it upside down at Birdland on Wednesday.

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