Remembering Bird (and Bix)

by Andy V.

Interesting editorial piece by Arthur Brooks in NY Times today, Charlie Parker's 97th birthday. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/29/opinion/charlie-parker-freedom.html?ref=opinion

There are obvious similarities in terms of genius, professional activities, and trajectories between Bird and Bix. I wonder what Bix Forumites think of Brooks' conceit in the article.

The author of this article is president of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative-leaning think-tank. Brooks played classical music professionally (French horn) for years before moving on to the academic/intellectual world.


Posted on Aug 29, 2017, 7:18 AM

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