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

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

Now's the time

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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Chapter begins at the end of 1943 with Parker's drug use inhibiting his working life as he tours during the war years. Long term gigs in New York and significant reviews and recordings combined with upheavals on the domestic side culminating with his being committed to the California state mental hospital at Camarillo in 1946.

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Priestley, Brian. Now's the time. Chasin' the Bird - The Life and Legacy of Charlie Parker. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 39 - 54 Oct 2005. ISBN 9781845533298. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=18772. Date accessed: 25 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.18772. Oct 2005

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