Charlie Parker

Stories of Standards: "Donna Lee"

Jun 8, 2018
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Tune in to Jazz with Victor Cooper - weekdays from 6-9 a.m. MT - for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long starting Monday, June 11!

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Stories of Standards: "Scrapple From the Apple"

Oct 22, 2017

Tune in to Jazz with Victor Cooper - weekdays from 6-9 a.m. MT - for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long!

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Stories of Standards: "Confirmation"

Feb 22, 2017

Tune in to First Take with Lando and Chavis - weekdays from 6-9 am MT - for Stories of Standards to hear our favorite versions of this song all week long!

"Now's The Time" came out of what was marketed by Savoy label as the "greatest Jazz session ever" - led by Charlie Parker ("Bird") with Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis on trumpet, Curly Russell on bass and Max Roach on drums. The date was November 26, 1945.

An influential jazz soloist and leader in the development of bebop, Parker was known for his ability to  combine jazz with other musical genres, including blues, Latin, and classical.  Parker based "Now's The Time"  on conventional twelve-bar blues changes.