Off on another book, the cheaply titled The Cool School: Writings from America's Hip Underground (embarrassed to even hold it), with various odds and ends from people like Henry Miller, Burroughs, Kerouac; you know, all of the people you learned you should read when you you were entering the "hip underground". The texts aren't all familiar. A few are from books, most are from liner notes, magazines, lyrics, things like that. I just read a bit from Miles Davis's autobiography about his time playing with Charlie Parker. It put me in a Parker mood. If you aren't familiar with Parker, his shit is pretty much bulletproof. If you're a fiend and need to know who played what when, there's a link to his discography below. I gotta go make dinner.
With Coleman Hawkins and Buddy Rich. Baddass.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Charlie Parker - Koko mp3 at Drummer World
Charlie Parker - Orinthology mp3 at UTM (?)
Charlie Parker - Cool Blues mp3 at Sunrise Musics
Charlie Parker - Bird Gets the Worm mp3 at John Wesley Barker
Charlie Parker - Blues For Alice mp3 at ATumblr (?)
Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie - Hot House at YouTube
Charlie Parker Discography at Jazz Disco