HI, this is Steve Fly. Due to technical challenges at Radio Free Amsterdam and I’ve decided to host these special shows crafted by John Sinclair.
This one in honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Charlie Parker. Please stay tuned, we’ll return with usual programming asap. Love, Steve.
–Radio Free Amsterdam.

Episode 878 is coming as usual this year from Radio Free Amsterdam’s Detroit headquarters in the Cass Corridor where I’m featuring another hour of music from Charlie Parker in honor of the 100th aniversary of his birth on August 29, 1920 in Kansas City. Our third hour of Bird features music recorded for Norman Granz’s releases on the Norgran, Mercury & Verve labels in the early 1950s.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents



Cass Corridor, Detroit, August 21, 2020 [20551]


Yusef Lateef: Happyology

Charlie Parker: I Didn’t know What Time It Was (November 30, 1949)

Charlie Parker: Star Eyes (March 1950)

Charlie Parker: I’m In The Mood For Love (March or July 8, 1950)

Charlie Parker-Dizzy Gillespie-Thelonious Monk: Leap Frog (June 6, 1950)

Charlie Parker-Dizzy Gillespie-Thelonious Monk: An Oscar For Treadwell

Charlie Parker-Dizzy Gillespie-Thelonious Monk: My Melancholy Baby

Charlie Parker-Dizzy Gillespie-Thelonious Monk: Bloomdido

Charlie Parker-Dizzy Gillespie-Thelonious Monk: Mohawk

Charlie Parker-Dizzy Gillespie-Thelonious Monk: Relaxin’ With Lee

Charlie Parker: Dancing In The Dark (July 5, 1950)

Charlie Parker: Out of Nowhere (July 5, 1950)

Charlie Parker: East of the Sun (July 5, 1950)

Charlie Parker: Easy To Love (July 5, 1950)

Charlie Parker & Coleman Hawkins: Ballade (October 1950)

Charlie Parker: Autumn In New York (January 22, 1952)

Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away From Me


Hosted by John Sinclair for Radio Free Amsterdam

Program produced, edited, assembled & annotated by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2020 The John Sinclair Foundation

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