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Re: i didn't mean to cause no trouble/Chas. Barker

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  • robertgreenwood_54uk
    Parker is one of the supreme giants of this music along with Louis, Bechet, Morton, Bix, Hawkins, Pres, Ellington, Django, and Tatum. Virtually everything he
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      Parker is one of the supreme giants of this music along with Louis,
      Bechet, Morton, Bix, Hawkins, Pres, Ellington, Django, and Tatum.
      Virtually everything he played was a blues, even if it didn't start out
      that way. This is an observation made as long ago as 1948 by Sidney
      Finkelstein in "Jazz: A People's Music", in my opinion still the best
      single monograph on jazz to be published so far. Parker certainly never
      imitated dogs, cats, or any other sort of animal on the saxophone, nor
      did he ever, contrary to what the minor, and strangely unforgotten poet
      Philip Larkin once wrote, quote from the Woody Woodpecker tune in
      every, or, indeed, any number he played.
      Robert Greenwood.
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