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by Chan Parker
Author: Chan Parker
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press (January 1, 1999)
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My Life in E-flat has been added to your Cart. Chan Parker's brilliant autobiography gives us an honest and well-written insight into her dramatic life on the American jazz scene in the 1940s and 50s-from the heydays on 52nd Street in New York, to her love affairs with and marriages to Charlie Parker and Phil Woods, to her present life of reflection and solitude in France.
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Chan Woods (born Beverly Dolores Berg, also known as Chan Richardson; 29 June 1925 – 9 September 1999), well known as Chan Parker, was a common-law wife of jazz musician Charlie Parker who later married musician Phil Woods
Chan Woods (born Beverly Dolores Berg, also known as Chan Richardson; 29 June 1925 – 9 September 1999), well known as Chan Parker, was a common-law wife of jazz musician Charlie Parker who later married musician Phil Woods. She was born in New York City, New York. She was a dancer and jazz enthusiast who in the 1940s and early 1950s was romantically connected with jazz musicians Johnny Bothwell and later Don Lanphere.
The autobiography of Charlie Parker's widow, Chan, "Ma Vie en Mi Bémol" (My Life in E-Flat), on which the Clint Eastwood film "Bird" was based, has just been published here by Librarie Plon. Back in the days when Bird was our treasured and above all secret hero, who could have guessed it would come to this? (There are as yet no plans to publish it in English. You don't live with Bird and Phil Woods without coming to look at the world with tinted (not necessarily rose-colored) glasses.
Chan Parker was born in New York City and now lives on a farm in Champmotteux, France. In addition to her many roles in the American jazz scene, she has been a dancer, housewife, lyricist, and writer. She is the author of To Bird with Love.
My Life in E-flat is the remarkable memoir of a woman who witnessed some of the most important movements in the history of jazz. Through her autobiography, Chan Parker provides intimate insights into the music and into life with Charlie Parker, the key figure in the development of bebop and one of the most important of all jazz musicians. Born Beverly Dolores Berg in New York City at the height of the Jazz Age, Parker's father was a producer of vaudeville shows and her mother was a dancer in Florenz Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolic.
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My Life In E-Flat Chan Parker ISBN 1-57003-245-9 Paperback, 191 pages University Of South Carolina Press 1999. The nearest I ever got to meeting alto saxophone and bebop incendiary Charlie "Bird" Parker was attending an auction of objects once owned by or associated with him. Held in London in 1994 by the international art auctioneers, Christie's, the prize exhibit was the white plastic saxophone played by Parker during his celebrated 1953 Massey Hall, Toronto gig with trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, pianist Bud Powell, bassist Charles Mingus and drummer Max Roach.
Varying Form of Title: My life in E-flat. Download book My life in E?, Chan Parker. Publication, Distribution, et. Columbia. University of South Carolina Press, (c)1998. Physical Description: xix, 191 p. : ill. ;, 21 cm. Formatted Contents Note: Allegro Bebop Yatag Theme Interlude Coda Prelude Scherzo Chaconne Modulation Ostinato Alto ego Caesura Largo Inversions Reprise Fortissimo.
After Parker's Death In 1955 Chan Married Saxophonist Phil Woods And Relocated To France Where She . In Her Later Years She Went On To Write A Memoir My Life In E-flat Which Discusses Her Life With Charlie Parker.
After Parker's Death In 1955 Chan Married Saxophonist Phil Woods And Relocated To France Where She Spent Much Of The Rest Of Her Life. It Was Published In 1999 The Year Of Her Death Which Occurred In Aetampes France.