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126 – How Charlie Parker's Music Modified My Life



Thomas Mirus goes solo on this episode to speak about how his relationship to music was fully reworked in his late teenagers, by publicity to the music of alto saxophonist Charlie Parker. Earlier than he had used music to stimulate an emotional response, however quickly he discovered himself listening for the sake of musical magnificence itself, no matter feelings or lack thereof. This rapidly opened up a complete world of contemplation (musical and in any other case).

After discussing this deeper approach of listening to music, Thomas explains the way to observe the musical type of a jazz efficiency, and introduces the music of Charlie Parker and the brand new type of jazz he pioneered within the Nineteen Forties and early 50s, generally known as bebop.

If you wish to pay attention extra extensively to the jazz artists heard on this episode, take a look at these albums (no hyperlinks as a result of these items are all the time going out and in of print in numerous compilations):

Charlie Parker, hearken to the entire Savoy and Dial grasp takes in no matter compilation you’ll find

Bud Powell, Jazz Large

Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Avenue

Sonny Rollins Plus 4

Music heard on this episode:

Blind Lemon Jefferson, “Rising Excessive Water Blues” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsFNi0ZVzj4

Charlie Parker, “Maybe” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LOOvq1sJvw

Charlie Parker, “Blues for Alice” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7USMqAH8qk

Charlie Parker, “Parker’s Temper” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Wa7El-k3jQ

Charlie Parker, “Anthropology” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HkFBT4h190

Bud Powell, “So Sorry Please” from Jazz Large https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-IoDXFWr1c&checklist=PL9C4lRUjCkCt_oXThX81D3LhhRIUXVDqb&index=6

Clifford Brown and Max Roach, “Gertrude’s Bounce” from At Basin Avenue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ7TdrmmDkc&checklist=PLUJ7V33M1wR3yDePSuvG8W1LmV3uuPg-S&index=8

Sonny Rollins, “Pent-Up Home” from Plus 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INeqyCTvm4s&checklist=OLAK5uy_k6jR4wR5XEIyRL95Ov95VXhkYkAKQZIfw

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