When Phil Woods met Charlie Parker
From the “Artists of Jazz” Archive
A great lesson for all student of music
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Charlie Parker was a great educator.
Just watching him play was a college education.
Phil Woods talks about the big lesson he learned from Bird one night.
Jazz is a threefold art: there’s a private practice, learning to play with others and in front of audiences, and then the magic that happens when a serious student encounters an artist of deep attainment.
Phil Woods introduces a young alto player to the jazz world, Grace Kelly.