Bird 96

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Robert Graham
Charlie Parker Memorial, 1999
Kansas City, Missouri

Though it took 45 years for KC to honour perhaps her most illustrious native son, it is nice to know that this majestic monument now graces my old home town. Would Bird have been proud or embarrassed? A memorial like this, however fine, is silent and static, the opposite of the music that lives.

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