Happy birthday anniversary, Charlie Parker! Bird lives!
Quotes from the marvelous virtuoso:
“Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.”
“Don’t play the saxophone. Let it play you.”
“You’ve got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.”