Charlie Parker, Bird. Every sax player should know that name! He was one of the greatest saxophone players of all time. He transformed jazz in his day. If you took a poll of sax players on who was the greatest sax player to ever live………… Charlie Parker would be at the top of that list.
When I was in high school, one of my first jazz books I studied out of was the Omnibook. I was in way over my head but for 3-4 years I practiced out of that book diligently. At first I had no idea why these lines and melodies sounded so good but over time I grew to love and appreciate the complexity and beauty of Birds lines.
In this video lesson, I take you through a solo in the “Charlie Parker Omnibook” entitled Chi Chi. I give you some tips and pointers on how to best practice these solos. I talk about the importance of listening to Parker and really copying his style, sound and energy.
To get the most from this lesson you will need to get the Charlie Parker Omnibook as well as an original recording of Chi Chi to work with. (33 Minute Video Lesson)