As the new film about James Brown opens in theaters, we listen back to interviews with the 'Godfather of Soul' himself.
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.