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Saturday, March 08, 2008

Bird Lives! at Temple Hall tomorrow

March 12 (that's next Thursday) will mark 53 years since Charlie 'Bird' parker left this earth

The following is not explicitly a tribute to the sax legend, but rather an exploration of his legacy, on the instrument, on the music and on the culture.

Herbie Miller
Blue Monk Production

Lester Sterling’s Quartet

A Tribute To Charlie “Yardbird” Parker

Blue Monk Jazz Gallery
At Temple Hall Estate
Saturday Match 8 | 8 pm
Sunday March 9 | 4pm
20 minutes from Manor Park
Music Charge $500

Altosaxophonist Lester “Ska” Sterling is one of Jamaica’s most influential musicians. Born into a musical family (brothers Gladstone, Roy and Keith are all well known in their own right) Sterling learned his craft at the famous Alpha Boys School before performing on the busy Jamaican jazz scene in the competitive 1950s. Once an armature boxer and before turning to the saxophone, a recognized trumpeter, Sterling is a founding member of the legendary Skatalites. On the literally hundreds of recordings on which he has participated, Sterling’s solo features, while remaining fresh, intelligent and inspired, have excited listeners for over four decades. On each listening, songs like Lee Harvey Oswald, Indian Summer and Pupa Lick, remain among the hallmark of songs whose musical excellence set standards that define the finest quality that exemplifies Jamaican popular music.

Make this Ornithology weekend extra special by enjoying two unforgettable evenings at the Blue Monk Jazz Gallery at the Temple

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