August 29: Happy Birthday, Charlie Parker!
Live From Birdland, "the jazz corner of the world, 52nd and Broadway in New York City, we bring you Count Basie and his Orchestra!"
When New York emerged as the top jazz house in the country after the 1920s, Count Basie and his Orchestra quickly made the bigapple, and Birdland, their home. Birdland opened its doors in 1949, inspired by the great Charlie Parker (knowyn as Bird, a shortened nickname of Yardbird), Parker was headlining the joint.
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