Please check out charlieparkercentennial.com, a new website dedicated to the great alto saxophonist on the centennial of his birth in 1920. The site has information about his life and music, links to further information around the web, reviews of books, an informal calendar of centennial events taking place this year, a few transcribed solos & leadsheets, some photos, and other tidbits.
The site is maintained by 2 jazz alto saxophonists who have spent decades listening, learning, and debating Bird and his music. We’re not academics, we’re not marketers, we’re musicians who have gained so much from having Bird’s music in our lives and we want to share what we’ve learned. The site will evolve as the centennial year goes on; please check it out from time to time to see what’s new.