Date: May 23rd, 2007 · Tags: Jazz Music Links · Jazz Quotes

An American Jazz Master Charlie Parker, arguably one of the greatest Saxophonist and Jazz Composer who ever lived. Parker is commonly considered one of the greatest jazz musicians, ranked with such players as Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. Charlie’s innovative approaches to melody, rhythm, and harmony were enormously influential on his contemporaries, and his music remains an inspiration and resource for musicians in jazz as well as in other genres. Parker’s songs have become standards, such as “Billie’s Bounce,” “Anthropology,” “Ornithology,” and “Confirmation”.

Charlie also left us these Jazz Quotes to live by

“Master your instrument, Master the music, and then forget all that *!xy!@ and just play.”

“When I first heard music, I thought it should be very clean, very precise. Something that people could understand, something that was beautiful.”

“Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.”

Quotes Source: Photo Matt