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Charlie Parker, Composer

Henry Martin


Charlie Parker, Composer is the first assessment of a major jazz composer’s oeuvre in its entirety. Providing analytical discussion of each of Parker’s works, this study combines music-theoretical, historical, and philosophical perspectives. A variety of analytical techniques are brought to bear on Parker’s compositions, including application of a revised Schenkerian approach to the music that was developed through the author’s prior publications. After a review of Parker’s life emphasizing his musical training and involvement in composition, the book proceeds by considering the types of Parke ... More

Keywords: Charlie Parker, Charlie Parker compositions, jazz composition, ontology of jazz composition, music analysis, jazz theory, jazz harmony, bebop style

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190923389
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190923389.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Henry Martin, author
Professor of Music, Rutgers University