August 26, 2016
Charlie "Bird" Parker came to the land of West Coast Jazz in 1945 with Dizzy Gillespie for an engagement at Billy Berg's on Vine St. in Hollywood and what followed included the founding of Dial Records, Bird's infamous Lover Man session, nervous breakdown, and stay at Camarillo State Hospital. Jazz Explorations (Saturday's 7-10am PT) host Ken Poston tells the story in "Yardbird in Lotus Land", Saturday, August 27, 2016, including it's San Diego connection Jim McVea, through very rare music and interview segments, including McVea's telling of his last minute call to play with Dizzy, Bird and Slim Galliard on the "Slim's Jam" sessions. LISTEN AND READ ON FOR MORE ON "Yardbird In Lotus Land"... |
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