What did Charlie Parker hear in the music of Claude Debussy?
Jazz players often bring up Claude Debussy’s music when they talk about their classical influences. Charlie Parker and Bill Evans were just two of the prominent jazz musicians who listened to Debussy. Check out this excerpt from Debussy’s String Quartet; see if you can hear where Bird and Evans were coming from. The Talich Quartet performs. (The video is amusing, too.)
-Nick MoyView Video