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    • Kansas City Lightning

    • The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker
    • By: Stanley Crouch
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker is the first installment in the long-awaited portrait of one of the most talented and influential musicians of the twentieth century, from Stanley Crouch, one of the foremost authorities on jazz and culture in America. Throughout his life, Charlie Parker personified the tortured American artist: A revolutionary performer who used his alto saxophone to create a new music known as bebop even as he wrestled with a drug addiction that would lead to his death at the age of thirty-four.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Multifaceted Gem

    • By Dave on 11-04-14

    Regular price: $23.07