Parker’s Planet: Yardbird in the Space Age

“A totally new, inspirational way of thinking—a fresh, freedom-loving and articulate voice, as diaphanous as mist and as hard as nails…”

This music infused, bio-hipped celebration of Charlie Parker features Chuck Haddix (author Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker), Margaret LaPique (LA jazz radio host), Jeff Harshbarger (jazz bassist extraordinaire), Joey Skidmore (director Kiki Meets The Vampires), Dick Wright (late KU jazz educator), Rhondda Francis (singer, Psychowelders) and Rodney Franks (Denver jazz radio host). Written by Jay Mandeville and produced by Dwight Frizzell with rare recordings from the Marr Sound Archives.

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