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Archive for July, 2012


TAPPIN’ BIRD ; FLYIN’ MALLETS : SALUTES TO CHARLIE PARKER & BOBBY HUTCHERSON

CHARLIE PARKER ON TAPS

when i was in grade school we used to hold talent shows.  i was an accompanying pianist.   there was one girl who dazzled us by tapping, a popular idiom way back then.  flash ahead to the Catskill Mountain hotels and bungalow colonies where the Saturday night shows always had a comic, a headliner, and somewhere in there a tap dancer.  i was not as well-trained for what comes next.

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