The History of Music: Charlie Parker - DIAL 201. Jazz/Bebop.
Charlie Parker is one of the most innovative figures in the Jazz scene of 20th century. He invented the bebop genre in 1939 by introducing the possibility to get melodically to any key from the 12 semitones of the chromatic scale. This new type of jazz was rejected by many traditional jazz musicians of the time, but Charlie Parker was changing the history of music. But since the Musicians' Union banned all the commercial recordings from 1942 to 1944 because of disagreements over royal payments, it was not until 1945, when the recording ban was lifted, that Parker's works, along with works by other bebop musicians and friends of Parker, like Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach and Bud Powell, began to have a substantial effect on the jazz world. Despite his early death at 34 years old due to heavy drugs and alcohol abuse, in a few years alto sax player Charlie Parker had completely revolutionised the jazz and the music scene as a whole.
The following 22 minutes of jazz/bebop will change your life:
When a person give you a big plate of food, and you can only eat a bit, of course you would not suffer yourself to eat all of it. Sometimes people won't understand your needs, you only choose or take what you want.