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"Birdland"~The Inspiration Behind the Song

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Are you playing "Birdland" in your jazz band?  If so, this collection brings the piece, and the inspiration behind it, to life.  

~Listen to one of the original "Birdland" performances

~Read about one perspective of Weather Report and their lead musician

~See how the Jazz Club and Charlie Parker tie in 

~See portraits of the Jazz Musicians who have a connection with this piece 

~Learn how Bebop was created and about the men who made it happen

Charlie Parker

National Portrait Gallery

Charlie Parker

National Portrait Gallery

Dizzy Gillespie

National Portrait Gallery

Thelonious Monk

National Portrait Gallery

Jazz Dancers

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum