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Title Chasin' the bird : Charlie Parker in California / by Dave Chisholm ; colors (intro, chapters 1, 2, 3, 4) by Peter Markowski ; foreword by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Author Chisholm, Dave, 1981- author, artist.
Publication [New York, New York] : Z2 Comics, [2020]
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Note Chiefly illustrations.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Presents the story of Bird's time in L.A. starting in December 1945, where Bird and Dizzy Gillespie brought frenetic sounds of bebop from the East Coast jazz underground to the West Coast for a two-month residency at Billy Berg's Hollywood jazz club, marking the beginning of a tumultuous two year-stint for Bird bumming around L.A., showing up at jam sessions, crashing on people's couches, causing havoc in public places, and recording some of his most groundbreaking tracks, "A Night in Tunisia" and "Ornithology," as well as "Relaxin' At Camarillo," inspired by the end of his time in SoCal at the Camarillo State Hospital.
Subject Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Saxophonists -- United States -- Comic books, strips, etc.
California -- History -- 20th century -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre Biographical comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Alt Title Chasing the bird
ISBN 9781940878386

2 copies ordered for Central 1st Fl - Lit Fiction on 04-06-2021.