There’s not a lot of Charlie Parker film footage out there.  Luckily, much of what there is has now been stuck up on You Tube.  Even if you don’t especially like jazz, see if you can sit through the following 90 second clip.  You get to see what all the fuss is about.  You also get a cracking drum solo from Buddy Rich.

By the way, the pianist is Hank Jones.  He’s still playing.  Legend.

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  1. Thanks for that! I love watching Buddy Rich… it’s all in his expression… the pleasure of really enjoying what you’re doing.

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