New York Times Reviews Classic Quartet at Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

August 28, 2015


Review: Charlie Parker Jazz Festival Subtly Recalls Its Inspiration
By: Nate Chinen

The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival comes by its name with a blissfully casual reverence. The festival, whose 22nd edition ran over the weekend, involves free outdoor concerts in Harlem and the East Village, neighborhoods where Parker, the pioneering alto saxophonist and bebop lodestar, once lived. It always falls near his birthday. (Born on Aug. 29, he would have turned 95 this year. He died at 34.)

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