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The Long Journey of Charlie Parker’s Saxophone
The newly acquired instrument, played by the father of bebop, is on view at the National Museum of African American History and Culture
(apologies if this yarn has already been discussed on the forum. i searched around a little, and didn't find it.)
I'm old enough to remember Hurricane Diana, but not Diane. A year after Bird's death, their house in Lumberville, just outside of New Hope, PA, was getting flooded, and his widow gets a boat to literally ride out the storm, and choosing especially to save that plastic sax he used at Massey Hall.
(Man I love that area. How did I not know that they lived there, let alone that Chan ran a joint for a pretty long time? Sheesh. I also didn't realize that the beautiful King of his that was acquired by the Smithsonian was used at his Strings session.)