Chasin' the Bird - The Life and Legacy of Charlie Parker - Brian Priestley

Chasin' the Bird - The Life and Legacy of Charlie Parker - Brian Priestley

Body and soul

Chasin' the Bird - The Life and Legacy of Charlie Parker - Brian Priestley

Brian Priestley [+-]
Author, Journalist and Broadcaster
Brian Priestley is the co-author of The Rough Guide to Jazz, now in its fourth edition, and the biographer of Charles Mingus and John Coltrane. He is a jazz pianist of note, specialising in the Ellingtonian repertoire, and has several CDs to his name. He is also a critic and reviewer for numerous magazines including Jazzwise, and a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 3.

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Family background and early life from birth in Kansas City, August 29, 1920, to his teenage years. By 15 he was married, working professionally and using drugs.

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Priestley, Brian. Body and soul. Chasin' the Bird - The Life and Legacy of Charlie Parker. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 9 - 21 Oct 2005. ISBN 9781845533298. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=18770. Date accessed: 16 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.18770. Oct 2005

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