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Charlie Parker: Complete Live Performances on Savoy

Classical American Music Classics set a standard of excellence, which teaches, and by which subsequent expressions of the genre can be evaluated and analyzed.

Parker, Gordon, Dorham, Garner evoke the spirit of an era, the living continuum of new musical revelation. Bird transformed formal Western instrumental style with black vocal tradition, falsetto, blues, a soulfulness armed with aggressive technology, hence sleek, swift, streamlined.

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