The Great Charlie Parker

The great Charlie Parker. The musical icon for an entire generation: the beat one. American young people that, during the 50’s rejected the classical american values and looked for their own vision of live, basing it on the oriental philosophy, and freedom in all its forms.

Imagine people like Jack Kerouac or Allen Gingsberg between others, shaking their hips and all their body in some New York dirty holes, where the music never stopped playing and the sweat and the alcohol were mixed in a lively ambience.

Charlie Parker was born in New York in 1920. He played the saxophone and with others jazz musicians of that time as Dizzie Gillespie revolutionized the most classical Jazz giving it another vision:the improvisation was the main character.

This is a song that is one of the Jazz and Bepop standars: “Ornithology”. In live, Massachusetts, 1952.

Judge yourself and “beat” that tune.

Graduated in Business by Universidad de Oviedo and Liverpool John Moores University and a melomaniac. After my one year stay in the musical city par excellence, Liverpool, I started to associate myself with this artistic field in a deeper way, singing and playing the guitar in bands like Autotan, Seven Tin Stars and in my solo project with Nacho Iglesias, and collaborating in musical and cultural magazines as Mondo Sonoro and Revista FSHN. But not only is music my passion. Cinema, literature, travelling, photography and gastronomy make my life a bit sweeter within this grey world that is my current and remunerated job: accountant in the Engineering Company Grupo TSK.