Tribute to Charlie Parker

Magnus Lindgren (photo: Till Brönner)

The saxophonist and composer Charlie Parker is a legend. A genius at improvisation, with a virtuoso’s technique, and an innovator in rhythm and harmony, he revolutionized the jazz scene. The career of this musician – nicknamed “Bird” and one of the founding fathers of bebop – was brief. Charlie Parker was only 34 when he died, but his music lives on, as the SWR Big Band’s Grammy-winning project Bird lives has shown. Directed by Magnus Lindgren, with John Beasley at the piano, Parker’s music shines on in a new, orchestral guise.

SWR Bigband

Magnus Lindgren direction

John Beasly piano

Bird lives - Tribute to Charlie Parker

Curated by Siggi Loch

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SWR Big Band (photo: Lena Semmelroggen)