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Jazz Birthday-- the Legendary Charlie "Bird" Parker!

August 29 is this dynamic saxophonist's birthday!   Take a little respite from the thronged news day (if you can), and listen to him wend his silken way around the cult favorite, "Laura".   Most serenity-inducing:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz1U-dsa7Ho

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Re: Jazz Birthday-- the Legendary Charlie "Bird" Parker!

Also today The Queen of The Blues birthday, Dinah Washington. Two of the very very best, the likes of which won't come along often, if ever.

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Re: Jazz Birthday-- the Legendary Charlie "Bird" Parker!

IMW, I had no idea it was her birthday too!  August 29 is a pretty formidable date!

 

In your honor,   her great rendition of "Am I Blue?" --

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpHyeOEw7vQ