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