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Bird Feathers
"Bird Feathers" Written By Charlie Parker
Tuning: Standard
Time: 4/4 Swing
Beats counted "1-e-a-" represent eight note triplets.
Beats counted "1--+--" represent swung eighth notes.


Opening Head: Play tab as written, once with first ending, once with second ending.
Solo Section: Improvise over chord structure with first ending, repeat as desired.
Closing Head: Play tab as written, once with first ending, once with second ending. 


  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +   1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +   1  +  2  +  3 e a 4  +   1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +

  Eb6                      Ab7                      Bb6                      G7
  1  +  2  +  3  +  4 e a  1  +  2 e a 3  +  4  +   1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +   1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +

  Cm7                      F7                       Dm7
  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +   1 e a 2  +  3  +  4  +   1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +

 |----First Ending--------||-----Second Ending------||
 |Cm7         F7          ||Cm7         F7    Bb6   ||
  1  +  2  +  3  +  4  +    1  +  2  +  3  +  4  + 
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About the artist behind Bird Feathers:

Charles Parker, Jr. (August 29, 1920 – March 12, 1955) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer.

Regarded during his life as a pioneer, Parker is now widely considered one of the most influential of jazz musicians, along with Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. Parker acquired the nickname "Yardbird" early in his career,[1] and the shortened form "Bird" remained Parker's sobriquet for the rest of his life, inspiring the titles of many Parker compositions, such as "Yardbird Suite" and "Ornithology."

Parker played a leading role in the development of bebop, a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuoso technique, and improvisation based on harmonic structure. Parker's innovative approaches to melody, rhythm, and harmony exercised enormous influence on his contemporaries. Several of Parker's songs have become standards, including "Billie's Bounce," "Anthropology," "Ornithology," and "Confirmation". He introduced revolutionary harmonic ideas including a tonal vocabulary employing 9ths, 11ths and 13ths of chords, rapidly implied passing chords, and new variants of altered chords and chord substitutions. His tone was clean and penetrating, but sweet and plaintive on ballads. Although many Parker recordings demonstrate dazzling virtuoso technique and complex melodic lines — such as "Koko," "Kim," and "Leap Frog" — he was also one of the great blues players. His themeless blues improvisation "Parker's Mood" represents one of the most deeply affecting recordings in jazz. At various times, Parker fused jazz with other musical styles, from classical to Latin music, blazing paths followed later by others.

Parker also became an icon for the hipster subculture and later the Beat generation, personifying the conception of the jazz musician as an uncompromising artist and intellectual, rather than just a popular entertainer.

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