Bird Lives!

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Herman Leonard, Charlie Parker, Birdland, NYC, 1949

(c) Herman Leonard Photography, LLC

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Herman Leonard, Charlie Parker with Metronome All Stars, NYC, 1949

(c) Herman Leonard Photography, LLC

Charlie Parker (born 1920 in Kansas City) died today, March 12, 1954, in New York City.

Shortly thereafter, Ted Joans, poet and artist, wrote “Bird Lives!”

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