You didn’t think that we’d do a week of Phil Schaap without sampling one of his hundreds (thousands?) of hours of programs on the music of Charlie Parker?

Every weekday for an hour plus for many, many years, Phil did a program called “Bird Flight” dedicated to the life and times of Charlie Parker.

Here Phil plays and gives background to Parker’s trailblazing work with Machito and Mario Bauza.

More Phil here:

This series was inspired by the generous support of jazz scholar and friend of Phil Schaap Felicity Howlett.

– Ken McCarthy
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