Friday, May 14, 2010

Charlie Parker - Ornithology

Ornithology was created over How High the Moon, a very popular jazz song. The first is a masterpiece from the Bird. Together with Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker introduced what we call bebop jazz. In this jazz gender musicians usually play in quartets and quintets. They improvise based on harmonic structure and melody. The bebop is characterized by a fast tempo. To play bebop jazz the musician must have a very good technique.

In the history of jazz Ornithology is so important that there are many works dedicated to this song. If you like to learn more about the theory, you can go to


Charlie Parker - alto sax
Fats Navarro - trumpet
Bud Powell - piano
Curly Russell - bass
Art Blakey - drums

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