Charlie Parker

Now's The Time - Charlie Parker Charles "Yardbird" Parker was an amazing saxophonist who gained wide recognition for his brilliant solos and innovative improvisations. He was, without a doubt, one of the most influential and talented musicians in jazz history. Read more... When I was first introduced to jazz in high school I was floored [...]

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Dexter Gordon

I was still high school when I first heard of Dexter Gordon. After school, our high school band director was teaching improvisation to those of us who were interested. Most times we were using Jamey Aebersold recordings to practice. Other times we were listening to jazz records. One of those records was by Dexter Gordon, [...]