Charlie Parker His Music and Life
- List Price: $25.95
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Univ of Michigan Pr
- Publish date: 10/01/1998
- ISBN: 9780472085552
- ISBN10: 0472085557
This book opens with a chapter of biography and then progresses to four chapters focusing on Charlie Parker's music by tracing his artistic evolution and major achievements as a jazz improviser. Much like a guided tour through an artist's retrospective, the book introduces readers to a sampling of Charlie Parker's most illustrative works. The musical discussions and transcribed musical examples are keyed to compact disc timings for easy location -- a feature unique to this book.