August 29 is Charlie Parker’s birthday, and the good people at WKCR 89.9 FM are playing his music all day for the annual birthday broadcast (which comes at the tail end of the joint Parker/Lester Young birthday sessions).
Tune in, turn on, and build your library with the Complete Savoy and Dial Recordings, an essential jazz recording.
“…Edgy models include Brooklyn Rail…”
“George Grella, always on the money!”
I'm a composer and musician, and I write about music—I do that here, for the New York Classical Review, at the Brooklyn Rail (I edit the music section there) and any place else that will have me, like New Music Box and Music & Literature. I also wrote the Miles Davis' Bitches Brew book in the 33 1/3 series.