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Charlie Parker is the father of bebop! Along with Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk, his ideas took jazz in a whole new direction. The new harmonies and rhythms that were revolutionary in the 1940s are a standard part of jazz today. Learn more about Bird, his life and music tonight on the 9 O'clock Special, jazz awakes at 8.