"Clearly the most complete account of the saxophonist's early life and career. What emerges from Bird is a much more human tale that we have not heard before."--Popmatters.com
"As comprehensive and appreciative as any of the past Parker literature."--The Santa Fe New Mexican
"Bird makes extensive use of primary-source material, much of it hitherto unknown. . . . It sets forth the known facts of Parker's brief life in a way that is unusually thorough for so concise a book."--Commentary
I have not read the book. I bought it as a birthday gift for a good friend. It looks great.Published 10 months ago by Casper
A gift for my brother-in-law which excited him tremendously! He has been a jazz aficano for years, and was the most excited tPublished 11 months ago by GAGS
The best book written on Bird so far. You can not go wrong investing your time and money on this one!Published 12 months ago by Lisa M. Nelson
The complex life of Bird is told in a straightforward narrative; the contemporaneous quotes are well chosen and anecdotes well selected. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Miriam S.
I bought this book for my grandson who is a jazz trombone player. He visited Kansas City several years ago and while here, we went to the Jazz Museum at 18th and Vine. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kay Stewart