News featuring Charlie Parker

The following news stories mention Charlie Parker. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 9 hours ago.

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  • Clint Eastwood On Piano Jazz

    Hear the actor share stories about seeing Charlie Parker live — and perform a duet with host Marian McPartland in a session from 2004.

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Wednesday 19th March

  • Joe Mudele obituary

    Jazz bassist who was a founding member of the modern jazz movement in the UK

    The jazz bassist Joe Mudele, who has died aged 93, was a founding member of the modern jazz movement in Britain and later a session and studio stalwart. With the tenor-saxophonist Ronnie Scott, the drummer Tony Crombie and the alto-saxophonist Johnny Dankworth – among others – he became part of the famed Club Eleven collective, a group of enthusiasts who had heard prime movers of bebop such as Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie at close quarters in New York during their stopovers between Atlantic crossings as ship's musicians.

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Monday 3rd March

  • 'We wanted to kick ass'

    He was the fearless Detroit protopunk who terrified America with his band the MC5 – and saw busts and jail as all part of a revolutionary's lot. So what's John Sinclair doing today? Writing jazz poetry in Amsterdam

    I meet John Sinclair in a canalside coffeeshop in Amsterdam, where the vibes are mellow, the air perfumed, and the soundtrack a stream of vintage rock songs of the more laidback kind. Compared to slightly self-conscious young pot tourists skinning up at a nearby table, Sinclair seems utterly relaxed, an ageing hippy blissfully at home in a city that still retains some of the libertarian values he fought so hard for – a fight that cost him his liberty at the tail end of the 1960s.

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’14 Feb 23 Sun

Sunday 23rd February

  • 'People ask me where I've been for 18 years'

    On the cutting edge of pop in the 80s and 90s, the singer paved the way for today's sassy female stars. Now she's back with her first solo album in two decades

    Neneh Cherry is aware of the fashionable notion that everything is better in Scandinavia. "I don't know how Denmark got voted the happiest country in the world," she grins, hanging out of the window for a smoke. "How do you measure that? How do you gauge the happiest nation? Unless you're basing it on some weird, scary sense of contentment." The word seems to spook her out a bit. 

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