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Birdland - The Jazz Corner of the World - An Illustrated Tribute

$24.99

Hardcover
127 pgs
Illustrated
Leo T. Sullivan

Birdland was a legendary nightclub in New York City and from 1949 to 1965 was the scene for the greatest jazz music and musicians in the world. This illustrated book offers a history of this legendary jazz club and presents the greats who played its stage in capsule biographies, vintage photos, and rare memorabilia. Named after legendary jazz saxophonist Charlie "Yardbird" Parker, the club showcased memorable double and triple bills lasting until dawn. Many classic live recordings were made at the "Jazz Corner of the World." Greats such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Count Basie, John Coltrane, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, and Sonny Rollins, to name only a few, graced its stage.


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