In the Miles Davis' autobiography, Davis talks about how Charlie Parker gave away his classical scores before he died a few days later. Does anyone know the specific names of these scores?

  • This answer describes the story, but attributes it to Charlie Parker instead of John Coltrane – jdjazzfan Apr 22 '20 at 22:40
  • Yes, I meant charlie parker. My question was based on that answer – 0x435d2d Apr 22 '20 at 23:09
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    A learned friend of mine suggested this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… However he didn't have a firm source to quote, so for now we can only offer it as a suggestion rather than an answer. – MMazzon Apr 30 '20 at 14:22
  • IIRC, the chapter on Charlie Parker in Leonard Feather's From Satchmo to Miles quotes him mentioning a number of classical works and composers - Debussy etc, but I don't have the exact quote. that might point to what scores he could have had - or not – Angst May 6 '20 at 16:37
  • Classical composers that Parker had an interest in : Igor Stravinsky : the account of Stravinsky going to see CP perform at Birdland, abd CP interpolating part of Stravinsky's "Firebird suite" into his own tune "Koko" NMAAM page, "Charlie Parker plays for Stravinsky". He also admired experimental composer Edgar Varese, who was at one time a neighbour in Greenwich village. – Angst Dec 30 '20 at 13:51

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