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Charles Drago
08-30-2013, 01:53 AM
Charlie Parker with Coleman Hawkins, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, Buddy Rich ...

Dig Bird's joyous smile and rolling eyes ... in awe as Hawk soars.

Note that the video -- film shot by the celebrated Gjon Mili -- and audio are not synchronized. Different takes are used because no complete a/v takes survive.

Narration by impresario Norman Granz.

Bird Lives!


R.K. Locke
08-30-2013, 08:31 PM
Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Roy Eldridge & others:


About as good as it gets.