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Yardbird Suite: A Compendium of the Music and Life of Charlie Parker
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Northeastern Univ Pr
Publication date May 13, 1999
Pages 416
Binding Paperback
Edition Revised
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781555533847
ISBN-10 1555533841
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.35 lbs.
Original list price $29.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Bebop saxophonist Charlie "Yardbird" Parker (1920-1955), a man of extremes in his personal life, was a disciplined musical genius who expanded and transformed the boundaries of jazz.

Richly illustrated with extensive musical notations, this in-depth study of hundreds of works in the Parker discography takes into account newly discovered recordings and CD reissues. Koch meticulously documents each recording session and provides an array of musical details on theme structure, key, chords, distinguishing phrases, and performance format. Comprehensive biographical material -- including the "Bird stories" of Parker's eccentric behavior, sexual appetite, drug addiction, and compulsive drinking -- is interwoven with the musical analysis to fully illuminate both the man and the musician.

This volume will appeal to Bird fans, jazz buffs, and musicologists alike, and it will make an essential companion for listeners of Charlie Parker's superb recordings.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780879722593 Book cover for 9781555533854
 
Rev sub edition from Northeastern Univ Pr (May 20, 1999)
9781555533854 | details & prices | 384 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $60.00
About: This 2nd revised edition is a fusion of musical, discographical and biographical analysis to thoroughly examine the evolution of Charlie Parker's innovative music, taking into account newly discovered recordings and CD reissues this book fully illuminates both the man and the musician that was Yardbird.
from Popular Pr of Bowling Green State (December 1, 1988)
9780879722593 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $24.95
About: A comprehensive study of jazz great Charlie Parker, including details of record dates, more than 200 musical illustrations, and biographical material arranged chronologically and linked with Parker’s recordings.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781555533847
 
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Revised edition from Northeastern Univ Pr (May 13, 1999)
9781555533847 | details & prices | 416 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Bebop saxophonist Charlie "Yardbird" Parker (1920-1955), a man of extremes in his personal life, was a disciplined musical genius who expanded and transformed the boundaries of jazz.

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