Monday 23 June 2008

Bird Talk, It`s not Cheep

Ok ok, it`s a terrible title, but the content is worthwhile, a link to Mel Martin`s webpage featuring audio interviews with quite a few major jazz 'cats', Charlie Parker being top of the list.

Interesting (to me) that in the Paul Desmond interview Parker talks about wanting to study with Varese (Parker didn`t live long enough however). This is something most current post-bop jazzers wouldn`t expect perhaps, don`t just study the omnibook guys, listen to Varese, and Bartok and Stravinsky, other Parker favourites.


Anonymous said...

and....practice 8-12 hours a day.

Mel Martin

E.L. said...

Yes, that too.

Thanks Mel :-)