Charlie Parker - 1936

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, page 393:

I first began listening seven or eight years ago. First I heard Stravinsky's "Firebird Suite.' In the vernacular of the streets, I flipped. I guess Bartok has become my favourite. I dig all the moderns. And also the classical men--Bach, Beethoven, et cetera.

cite as

Nat Hentoff and Nat Shapiro, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It (London, 1992), p. 393. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436012777580 accessed: 9 December, 2021

Listeners

Charlie Parker
jazz composer, jazz saxophonist
1920-1955

Listening to

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Firebird Suite
written by Igor Stravinksy

Experience Information

Date/Time 1936
Medium playback

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:26:17 +0100
Approved on Mon, 05 Sep 2016 15:14:52 +0100