DINAH WASHINGTON & CHARLIE “BIRD” PARKER both have birthdays on August 29th. Dinah was four years younger than Bird, and both died very young – he at age 34, she at 39. Bird, born in 1920, would have been 90 years old and the representatives of his estate maintain an official website – click here.
Night & Day is from an out-of-print MGM compilation LP titled Core of Jazz with various artists including Bird
and Perdido is on Dinah’s The Swingin’ Miss “D”
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And be sure to check out the JazzWax 5-part feature about Charlie Parker — it’s an interview with historian Phil Schapp, part one starts here.