DJAZZ PRESENTS: BEBOP - CHARLIE PARKER 100
SATURDAYS THROUGHOUT AUGUST AT 21:00 CEST
Miles Davis once summarized the history of jazz in four words: “Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker”. While Armstrong is considered jazz's first genius, Charlie Parker most strongly influenced the course the genre was to take. Not only did the virtuoso alto saxophonist completely reshape jazz improvisation, he also stood at the cradle of the bebop revolution. Charlie Parker was born on August 29, 1920, and Stingray DJAZZ celebrates his centenary with musicians who co-created the bebop style with him. Watch Thelonious Monk in performance on August 1 at 21:00 CEST. Check out Art Blakey's thunderous concert on August 8 at 21:00 CEST. Don't miss out on saxophone colossus Sonny Rollins on August 15 at 21:00 CEST. See the charismatic Dexter Gordon on stage on August 22 at 21:00 CEST. Lastly, on Parker's actual birthday, Stingray DJAZZ presents a performance of his closest musical associate, trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, on August 29 at 21:00 CEST.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 1 AT 21:00 CEST
The idiosyncratic pianist and composer Thelonious Monk (1917-1982) is one of the all-time greats of jazz. He is seen here in performance with his quartet in Copenhagen, Denmark (April 17, 1966) and Warsaw, Poland (April 4, 1966).
SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 AT 21:00 CEST
Art Blakey: Live in '65 features what many consider to be one of the finest lineups in the history of jazz: Art Blakey (Drums), Bobby Timmons (Piano), Jymie Merritt (Bass), Benny Golson (Sax), and the legendary trumpet player, Lee Morgan.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 AT 21:00 CEST
Sonny Rollins: Live in '65 & '68 features two intimate concerts filmed in the ’60s for Danish television at the pinnacle of one of his most creative periods.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 22 AT 21:00 CEST
Dexter Gordon: Live in '63 & '64 features three concerts filmed in Holland, Switzerland, and Belgium that highlight the bebop legend's classic style and silky tone.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 29 AT 21:00 CEST
Dizzy Gillespie & Sonny Stitt live at Cirque Royal features a historic concert from one of the founding fathers of bebop. The 1958 concert features Dizzy with a quintet including such influential musicians as sax player Sonny Stitt and bassist Ray Brown.