"Jazz legend Charlie Parker's range, virtuosity, and originality with a saxophone (and his driven, self-consuming lifestyle) made him a luminous cult hero and a kinetic force in the history of jazz. With Dizzy Gillespie he led the bebop insurrection which would supplant the big bands, until Parker's influence outstripped even Louis Armstrong's. Featuring some of the hottest names in contemporary jazz, this tribute performance to the man who continues to inspire generations of jazz musicians was performed at the Palais des Festivals, Cannes, 1990."
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