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Remembering the great Gil Evans on the anniversary of his passing… Bird and Gil shared the same New York air…
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Just Who Was Gil Evans?

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It was #OTD 62 years ago that we lost Bird. Think on this for a moment…he was only 34 years old when he passed away.
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Charlie Parker

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Do you let a day go by without listening to Bird?
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Charlie Parker | uDiscover

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Classic…
It was #OTD 100 years ago that the first jazz record was recorded…
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The History Of Recorded Jazz | uDiscover

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Norman Granz, who founded Verve Records, created the Jazz at the Philharmonic series of concerts that did so much to break down racial barriers in the 1940s and 1950s. Bird was featured on so many of these concerts #BlackHistoryMonth
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Norman Granz - The Man Who Made Jazz, Black AND White

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Oh yes…
This is a topic that rises tensions on both sides of the debate. Remember, there were some that thought Bird with strings was an aberration… It doesn't matter what jazz people listen to, just as long as we bring them into the tent…
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It’s OK To Like Smooth Jazz | uDiscover

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#OTD 1946 Bird was playing his jazz at the Philharmonic Auditorium in Los Angeles…it was recorded for us all to enjoy…
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reDiscover : Jazz at the Philharmonic Volume II

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It was this week in 1965 that Charlie Watts published his book in tribute to Bird
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Charlie Watts tribute to Bird

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Did you know Bird features on Q's Jook Joint that went Gold #OTD 1996?
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Quincy Goes Gold In His All-Star Jook Joint - uDiscover

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