Friday, March 28, 2008
God Bless America
Charlie "Bird" Parker, the greatest alto sax player of all time, and his band.
For some reason, this clip fills me with national pride. This is truly American music: fresh, brave, experimental, improvisational, new, and joyful.
In what is probably an appropriate twist, the clip is actually dubbed, and they're miming to a recording they had made before.