Tune to WRTI on Sunday, August 17 from 2 to 2:30 pm as Bob Perkins honors jazz innovator Charlie Parker during an insightful 30-minute documentary about the iconic alto sax player and his connections to the Philadelphia area. You'll hear briefly about "Bird's" youth in Kansas City, his initiation into the world of jazz, BP's personal reflections on first experiencing Parker's music, and the saxophonist's local ties.
The documentary features musicians and acquaintances recounting stories about Bird from his Philly days in the late '40s and early '50s, and rare audio of a Parker interview.
"Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art." --Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker's Philly Connections
Jazz with Bob Perkins
Sunday, August 17
2 to 2:30 pm