Yardbird Suite
Yardbird Suite is a bebop
Bebop differed drastically from the straightforward compositions of the swing era, and was instead characterized by fast tempos, asymmetrical phrasing, intricate melodies, and rhythm sections that expanded on their role as tempo-keepers...

 standard composed by Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker
Charles Parker, Jr. , famously called Bird or Yardbird, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer....

 in 1946. It follows an AABA form. It was used as the title of Lawrence O. Koch's biography of Parker.

The song was recorded by Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan , frequently known as the Queen of Funk, is a 10-time Grammy Award winning American singer-songwriter who gained fame in the 1970s as the frontwoman and focal point of the funk band Rufus. While still a member of the group in 1978, Khan embarked on a successful solo career...

 in 1982 as part of the "Be Bop Medley" from her album Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan (1982 album)
Chaka Khan is the eponymous fourth solo album by American R&B/funk singer Chaka Khan, released on the Warner Bros. Records label in 1982.- Overview :...


"Yardbird Suite" also refers to Edmonton
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, Alberta
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, Canada
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's jazz club, named for Charlie Parker's song of the same title.

See Charlie Parker's Savoy and Dial Sessions
Charlie Parker's Savoy and Dial Sessions
Charlie Parker's Savoy And Dial Sessions as a leader were recorded between 1945 and 1948.Also included is Miles Davis' first session as a leader in 1947 with Charlie Parker on tenor saxophone.-Session 1:...

for recording information.
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