Nov 24, · Throughout his adult life, Parker's battles with heroin addiction, alcoholism and mental illness caused turbulence in his career and personal relationships. By the time Parker married Rebecca. Charlie Parker, byname of Charles Parker, Jr., also called Bird or Yardbird, (born August 29, , Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.—died March 12, , New York City, New York), American alto saxophonist, composer, and bandleader, a lyric artist generally considered the greatest jazz saxophonist.
Charlie Parker is best remembered as the father of bebop, a modern form of jazz music. It is the result of experiments he performed with trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, guitarist Charlie Christian, pianist Thelonious Monk and drummer Kenny Clarke at an after-hour club in Harlem. May 31, · Charles "Charlie" Parker Jr. (August 29, – March 12, ), nicknamed "Bird" and "Yardbird", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Parker was a highly influential soloist and leading figure in the development of bebop, a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuosic technique, and advanced harmonies.
Charlie Parker, American musician, was one of the most widely influential soloists in jazz history and one of the creators of a new style of playing called bop, or bebop. Charlie Parker. Reproduced by permission of the Corbis Corporation. Early life Charles Christopher Parker Jr. was born in Kansas City, Kansas, on August 29, , the only. Charlie Parker had lived life to its fullest. Robert Reisner, a friend of Parker and author of Bird: The Legend of Charlie Parker, observed, “Charlie Parker, in the brief span of his life, crowded more living into it than any other human being. He was a man of tremendous physical appetites.
Charles Warrington Leonard Parker (14 October , Prestbury, Gloucestershire – 11 July , Cranleigh, Surrey) was an English cricketer, who stands as the third highest wicket taker in the history of first-class cricket, behind Wilfred Rhodes and Tich Freeman.