Parker’s Planet: Yardbird in the Space Age, Part 3

Featuring the voices of Joey Skidmore, Margaret LaPique, Chuck Haddix (author of Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker), Jay Mandeville, Dwight Frizzell and Rodney Franks. “A totally new, inspirational way of thinking—a fresh, freedom-loving and articulate voice, as diaphanous as mist and as hard as nails—came shimmering up the river from twilit New Orleans, threading smokily through R-and-B Oklahoma, and then, once energized by an onslaught of Saint-Vitus like dance rhythms, transformed violin-laced Kansas City theater orchestras into havens for madly-syncopating, blues-inflecting tone poets…”—Jay Mandeville

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