He was a composer and jazz player of the alto saxophone.
Parker began playing the saxophone at age 11 and at age 14 joined his school's band using a rented school instrument.
He never attended college.
In 1938, Parker joined pianist Jay McShann’s territory band. The band toured and got a signed.
In 1942 Parker left McShann and played with Earl Hines and Dizzy Gillespie for one year.
That is the sax that he would us.
Mr. Parkers Quotes
“ Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.”
– Charlie Parker
“ Don't play the saxophone. Let it play you.”
- Charlie Parker
2 reasons I admire Mr. Parker
I admire the way he plays the music he did, and the way he played it.
I admire the many things he accomplished while he played his instrument.
The Tuskegee Air men
These ww2 aviators were founded in 1941.
The program was shut down in 1946.
It was here in the U.S. that the first African Americans were taught how to fly a plane.
Prior to the Tuskegee Airmen. Congress in 1941 forced the Army Air Corps to form an all-black combat unit.
War Department set up a system to accept only those with a level of flight experience or higher education that they expected would be hard to fill.
They were credited with never losing a single bomber while on escort.
Soon after they were told that in fact they did loss some 25 bomber from ‘61-’66.
That is better than a white flyer escort in that many years.
Tuskegee Airmen Quotes
Major Sherman Joy : The four elements: earth, air, water, and fire. Of these, I call your attention to two: air and fire. Though it is your privilege to live in the air, you will die by fire.
Lt. Glenn : Friends die in our business, and for a lot of reasons. And the only protection you have against losing one is not to have any.
Why I admire them…..
I admire their dedication the a country that segregates them from the rest of the country.
I admire how they kept going even though it was and they felt like they wanted to quite, but did they no!