Stanley Crouch Discusses Charlie Parker With PBS

Jazz critic/scholar Stanley Crouch discusses Charlie Parker’s life with PBS interviewer Jeffrey Brown in regards to his book on the musician’s life. Kansa City Lightning: The Rise and Times Of Charlie Parker is the first of a two volume biography Crouch has written about one of the principal architects of Bebop. Crouch also reminds the audience of his disdain for hip-hop which is unfortunate because there are definite links between Parker’s work and the rhythmic sophistication of rap music.