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Celebrating Bird at 100
August 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT$10.00
Charlie Parker NOW’S THE TIME “A Conversation With Music”
Giddins talks with Grammy Award-winning tenor sax legend Joe Lovano, who has said, “[Bird’s] fresh and beautiful approach to the art of improvising fuels everything I do in music” … and three outstanding alto players: Charles McPherson, who played Charlie Parker’s solos in Clint Eastwood’s film Bird, the electrifying young Downbeat Critics Poll winner Grace Kelly, and Antonio Hart, about whom The New York Times wrote, “The styles of the masters of his instrument—Parker, Benny Carter, Johnny Hodges—flash through his playing like deft literary allusions.” They discuss Parker’s groundbreaking artistry and legacy, bringing personal reflections and distinct perspectives on the bebop giant, all supported by iconic recordings and historic footage. Each artist then performs one of Parker’s landmark compositions. A Charlie Parker Centennial celebration not to be missed!
Featuring jazz sax masters Charles McPherson, Joe Lovano, Grace Kelly, and Antonio Hart
Hosted by Gary Giddins