…there’d be a whole lot of dead copycats.”
Charlie Parker & Coleman Hawkins – Improvisation (1950)
Super-rare video of one of the 20th century’s greatest musicians, Charlie Parker. Coleman Hawkins was a giant of jazz, a legit bridge between swing and bop, and Bird devours him whole like a hawklicious M&M. Coleman Hawkins! Jones, Brown, and Rich are a fantastic, swinging rhythm section and Parker brings out their absolute best.