Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker
1920 - 1955

Charlie Parker  American Saxophone


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Charlie Parker was previously married to Chan Parker (1955).


American Saxophinist Charlie Parker was born Charles Christopher Parker Jr. on 29th August, 1920 in Kansas City, Missouri and passed away on 12th Mar 1955 New York City, New York, United States aged 34. He is most remembered for Yardbird Suite, How High the Moon. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

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First Name Charlie
Middle Name Christopher
Last Name Parker
Full Name at Birth Charles Christopher Parker Jr.
Alternative Name Bird, Yardbird, Charlie Chan, Sparrow, Charles Christopher Parker, Charlie Christopher Parker, Charles Parker Jr.
Age 34 (age at death) years
Birthday 29th August, 1920
Birthplace Kansas City, Missouri
Died 12th March, 1955
Place of Death New York City, New York, United States
Cause of Death Pneumonia, heart failure and cirrhosis of the liver following drug abuse
Build Average
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Straight
Religion Atheist
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
High School Lincoln High School, Kansas City
Occupation Text Musician, composer, saxophonist
Occupation Saxophone
Claim to Fame Yardbird Suite, How High the Moon
Music Genre (Text) Jazz, Bebop
Music Genre Jazz
Year(s) Active 1937–1955, 1937–55
Music Style Bop, Big Band, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz, Classical
Music Mood Cathartic, Sophisticated, Freewheeling, Complex, Intense, Elegant, Cerebral, Manic, Confident, Rousing, Playful, Boisterous, Fiery, Energetic, Searching, Literate, Intimate, Exuberant, Amiable/Good-Natured, Aggressive, Rollicking, Sax (Alto)
Instrument Leader
Instrument (text) Alto saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Alto and tenor saxophone
Record Label Savoy, Dial, Verve, Mercury; UK: Esquire, Vogue, EMI Columbia, Mercury, UK: Esquire, United States: Savoy Dial, United Kingdom: Esquire Vogue
Associated Acts Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Miles Davis
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Charles "Charlie" Parker Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955), nicknamed "Bird" and "Yardbird", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Parker was a highly influential soloist and leading figure in the development of bebop, a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuosic technique, and advanced harmonies. Parker was a blazingly fast virtuoso and introduced revolutionary harmonic ideas into jazz, including rapid passing chords, new variants of altered chords, and chord substitutions. Primarily a player of the alto saxophone, Parker's tone ranged from clean and penetrating to sweet and somber.

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