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Cohen to debut jazz contrafacts at KRNN concert tonight

...I Got Rhythm," a popular choice for contrafact composers throughout history. Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker all wrote contrafacts of "I Got Rhythm," with Parker turning out multiple versions based on that one song...
Caught in the Caucasus

...traditional instrumental music involves changing rhythms and versatility - techniques embraced by masters such as Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Chick Corea observed multi-instrumentalist Kurmangazi Azykbaev. My hunt started ingloriously...
House primary offers some voters lots of choices

...Sanders Lancaster faces Grace Merkes of Sterling, who lost to Davis two years ago, Larry Smith of Cooper Landing, Charlie Parker of Soldotna, and Carolyn Ann Reynolds of Soldotna. Reynolds is running a campaign rooted in her opposition to last...
Schuur shows a country side

Jazz musicians have notoriously looked down their noses at country music as simplistic and sentimental, but even Charlie Parker was attracted to its down-to-earth storytelling. No surprise, then, that another down-to-earth jazz artist...
Jazz man in the Pacific Northwest

...encounter alto saxophonist Mark Taylor as he blows a mellow improv line, conjuring the spirits of Cannonball Adderley or Charlie Parker. "The way I play saxophone, it's a mixture of anything from bebop from the '40s and '50s all the way up to...
This WeeK
Balkan Beat Box: A delicious blend of musical styles create a new sound using some of the music they were exposed to as kids. Citing Rachid Taha, Manu Chao, and Charlie Parker among their musical influences, the band's goal was to create a contemporary blend of traditional styles set to...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Sports: Heat increase road win streak to 11 games 3/8/98

...Arena in plenty of time for the game against the Heat if a storm system hadn't delayed their plane. Assistant Charlie Parker took over as the acting coach. The Nelsons finally took their places on the bench with 2:55 remaining in the second...
The Imposter

Now Playing Synopsis: Documentary filmmaker Bart Layton uses vivid reenactments to tell the tale of a Texas family whose prayers are answered when their missing teenage son returns home after nearly four years, and the mystery that begins to emerge as the newcomer's actual identity comes into question. San Antonio, Texas: 1994. A local teen vanishes after going out to play basketball. As the clues run cold over the next three years, his grieving family continues to fear the worst. Incredibly, in 1997, they receive word that their son has been found in Spain. Despite being ruthlessly tortured by his abductors, he miraculously appears to be in good health. But the more questions that inspectors ask, the less his answers seem to add up. And while his tattoos match those of the kidnapping victim, that's just about where the resemblance ends. Meanwhile, everyone but the victim's family seems to recognize that something is amiss. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Frederic Bourdin, Carey Gibson, Beverly Dollarhide, Charlie Parker, Nancy Fisher, Bruce Perry, Philip French, Adam O'Brian, Anna Ruben, Cathy Dresbach, Alan Teichman, Iván Villanueva, Maria Jesus Hoyos Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Chico & Rita

Now Playing Synopsis: A love affair between two musicians spans six decades and numerous countries and political regimes in this animated romantic drama. In 1948, Chico (voice of Eman Xor Ona) is a hotshot jazz pianist living in Havana, where his reputation as a ladies' man nearly outshines his talent at the keyboard. One night, Chico sees Rita (voice of Limara Meneses) singing "Love for Sale" at a nightclub, and it's love at first sight, though Rita is put off by the fact Chico already has a steady girl. However, when Chico backs Rita during a talent competition held at a Havana radio station, she realizes they're musically simpatico, and her heart soon follows her creative instincts. But after a quarrel with Chico, Rita is approach by Ron, an American talent scout who says he can make her a star, and she takes him up on the offer, traveling with him to New York. Not wanting to lose Rita, Chico and his best friend Ramon head to New York City, but as Rita achieves fame and fortune in the United States, Chico finds the limelight is keeping them apart, and after returning to Cuba, the island's unstable political climate proves even better than Ron at keeping him away from Rita. Chico y Rita (aka Chico and Rita) was a collaboration between filmmaker and music producer Fernando Trueba, artist and designer Javier Mariscal, and animator and director Tono Errando, and features cartoon "cameo appearances" from a number of legendary jazz artists, including Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Chano Pozo. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi Cast: Limara Meneses, Eman Xor Oña, Mario Guerra, Bebo Valdés, Idania Valdés Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review



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