Charlie Parker 1947On the next Fresh Air, we celebrate the centennial of the birth of Charlie Parker, the alto saxophonist and composer who helped originate bebop.  We’ll hear from two musicians who played with him, Max Roach and trumpeter Red Rodney; and another who idolized Parker considered him a mentor, alto saxophonist Jackie McClean. And critic Kevin Whitehead will offer a crash course in what made Parker great.  Join us.

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(Photo: Charlie Parker in 1947 - William P. Gottlieb / Public domain)

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