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Masters of American Music: Celebrating Bird - The Triumph of Charlie Parker ()

directed by Gary Giddins, Kendrick Simmons
featuring Charlie "Bird" Parker, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk

One year before the Clint Eastwood-directed Bird, Gary Giddins likewise covered the life and work of jazz great Charlie "Bird" Parker in this absorbing documentary. Rare filmclips of Parker in action on the alto and tenor sax are intertwined with the live reminiscences of his contemporaries. Among those interviewed are Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus. As a bonus, we see them in performance as well (and there are many, many bonuses in this film). As the title indicates, this is a celebration of Bird's ...

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Masters of American Music: Celebrating Bird - The Triumph of Charlie Parker
2009,

UPC: 880242570789

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Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker
1999,

UPC: 013023013490

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