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Wax On #8 Charlie Parker

Date
Jul 25 2018
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The Workman's Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin,
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The Workman’s Club is hosting a series of intimate monthly listening parties focused on sparking fresh dialogues about some of the most influential jazz musicians to have ever lived. This July, the great Charlie Parker gets a spin.

The Workman’s Club is hosting a series of intimate monthly listening parties focused on sparking fresh dialogues about some of the most influential jazz musicians to have ever lived. This July, the great Charlie Parker gets a spin.

Celebrate the virtuoso bebop legend with a night of grooving to some of his most famous recordings. A visionary in every sense of the word, Parker was a pioneering solo saxophonist, introducing revolutionary harmonic ideas that helped to change the face of jazz music, such as rapid passing chords, new variants of altered chords, and chord substitutions.

Alongside contemporaries like Dizzy Gillespie and Bud Powell, Parker carved out an identity for himself as one of the fastest players in history. His improvisational style, too, made him unique in the scene, and even today remains a high water mark for the genre.

Parker's logical yet playful creation of new melodies within standard arrangements changed jazz permanently. In fact, it is said that by the year 1950, it was impossible for anyone to play "modern jazz" with credibility without closely studying Charlie Parker's technique.

Don't miss this original and engaging deep dive into Parker's musical catalogue, moderated by Irish Times music critic Cormac Larkin and a special panel of jazz aficionados.

Tickets
€11.20