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It's good to see this horn is being kept in a place the rightfully honors a true genius like Charlie Parker. However, the accompanying text is so full of inaccuracies. I guess that's how it's always been and how it always will be.
 

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Special fingerings one can only guess? You are correct, he died in NY. Also, he had his horns with him at Nica's because he was on his way to a gig when he stopped there instead. The article claimed he left it in a pawn shop.
 

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I thought the story of Chan saving the Grafton from the flooded house was interesting, haven't heard that before. I assume that's accurate since it was recounted by Kim.

In terms of "distinct fingerings," I think the curator (not sure what her saxophone knowledge is) probably looked at the horn compared to a Selmer or modern Selmer-style horn and noticed that the pinky keys, etc. were different and attributed it to some special aspect of this particular horn that only Bird had/used. It helps add to an aura that this is a special horn (which it is regardless) but something like "this was Bird's horn and only he could play it."
 
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