No Christmas is Complete Without Bird


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Sixty-five years ago today in the early hours of the morning, Charlie Parker and his quintet were close to wrapping up their broadcast from the Royal Roost in New York City when someone requested a Christmas song. Parker obliged.

Christmas 1948 with Charlie Parker, Kenny Dorham, Al Haig, Tommy Potter and Max Roach. I hope that your Christmas 2013 has been equally merry.

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This story appears courtesy of Rifftides by Doug Ramsey.
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