Bird Now

  |  Book Tickets: 01/01/1987
  |  Watch Now: 13/10/2010
  |  90 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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A musical documentary with Chan Parker, Bill Miles, Dizzy Gillespie, Walter Bishop Jr, Sheila Jordan, George Wein, Bruce Ricker, Earl Coleman, Doris Parker, Roy Haynes, Tommy Potter, Lester Bowie, Jimmy Slyde, Santi Debriano, Henry Threadfill Sextet, Olu Dara, Charles Austin Trio, Paul McIsaac, Jacqui Casto, Steve Ben, Israel, Leroy Williams, Billie Holiday, Ben Webster, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins. Bird Now evokes the jazz music of black America in the 1940s through the figure of Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker, the legendary jazzman, seen against the backdrop of New York City, a mythical place in all its guises, from Harlem to the Bronx, and from the Bowery to Brooklyn.