Bird Lives! : The High Life and Hard Times of Charlie (Yardbird) Parker

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1996-03-21
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group
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Author Biography

Ross Russell is the author of The Sound, a novel of the jazz world, and Jazz Style in Kansas City and the Southwest. In 1946 he formed Dial Records, heading the company for a decade, during which he released records by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis.

Table of Contents

At Billy Berg's: An Obbligatop. 1
Heavenly Cityp. 29
Getting Straightp. 35
Kansas City Mystiquep. 46
Trials of Manhoodp. 57
Modesp. 66
The Making of a Jazzmanp. 76
Woodshedding in the Ozarksp. 89
The Applep. 97
Hootiep. 109
The Band That Played the Bluesp. 117
The Bebop Laboratoryp. 130
The Last of the Big Bandsp. 145
The Streetp. 162
A Dizzy Atmospherep. 178
The Independent Record Derbyp. 191
Yardbird in Lotus Landp. 199
Sparrow's Last Jumpp. 218
Relaxin' at Camarillop. 228
Klactoveesedstenep. 242
Bird at Workp. 255
Birdlandp. 269
Travels with a Geniusp. 281
A Queer Night in Brusselsp. 300
The Jazz Baronessp. 311
King Pleasurep. 322
Down and Out in New Yorkp. 333
At the Hotel Stanhopep. 348
Coda: Six Pretty Horses Pullin' Mep. 359
Acknowledgmentsp. 375
Bibliographyp. 381
Discographyp. 384
Indexp. 389
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