Jazz Time: Celebrate the Bird; Hang Out at a Jazz Joint

Charlie Parker would have been been 90 years old this week; same as Walt Bodine.

The Kansas City alto saxophonist set a standard for playing here that haunts Cowtown reedmen to this day. Paraphrasing Bobby Watson, a guest of mine on Saturday night’s 12th STREET JUMP public radio show: ” When you say you’re from KC and you play the sax, people just expect more from you”

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5 Responses to Jazz Time: Celebrate the Bird; Hang Out at a Jazz Joint

  1. Anonymous says:

    Can we finally lift the brother up and take him to NYC like he wanted?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Mike Pagan
    On Wed. September 15 from 6pm – 9pm at Cafe Trio I will fill in for Bram Wijnands and play nothing but compositions and arrangements by the late jazz piano master Bill Evans, who died on September 15, 1980. It is hard to believe he will have been gone for 30 years! There will be no emceeing, as it’s pretty much a background gig. But I’ll have programs at the piano so people will be able to see what titles are being played. . . . a quiet tribute to a quiet man whose music continues to leave an indelible mark in jazz.

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