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

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A series tracing the Story of Jazz begins with the life of Charlie Parker

TV & Radio Information
Sky Arts 2
Monday, October 8, 2012 - 18:20

The first comprehensive documentary about the life and legacy of this giant of jazz, Charlie Parker. Celebrating Bird – The Triumph of Charlie Parker is the starting point for The Story of Jazz series on Sky Arts. Sound clips, stills and interviews ­– including the only interview on record with Parker’s first wife Rebecca ­­– promise to give a colourful presentation of the artist’s life. Parker unquestionably changed the direction of jazz with his virtuosic saxophone playing, and left an incredible legacy despite struggling with drug addiction and dying at just 34.