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Charlie Parker in "The Restaurant"

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Musician friend of mine said that on the Sundance Now streaming channel he watches a Swedish series called "The Restaurant" and in one episode Bird (i.e an actor playing Bird)  shows up and performs a number that my friend  didn't recognize.  So I checked it out (Season 1 episode  9). and I didn't recognize it either. (BTW  Bird was in Sweden in 1950 when the episode is set but I doubt he ever played a venue as fancy as the one they show.)   Anyone here subscribe to Sundance Now?  (You can get a free week of it.)  

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I watched the first episode of that series with my wife and it got the "meh" of death. I have so much to watch, I may return to it and check that episode out.

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I believe the sax part was played by Swedish saxophonist Klas Lindqvist. 

Here's his own band:

 

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2 hours ago, jazzbo said:

I watched the first episode of that series with my wife and it got the "meh" of death. I have so much to watch, I may return to it and check that episode out.

I thought it was worse than that.  However if you have time check out that episode and see if you recognize the tune. 

2 hours ago, Daniel A said:

I believe the sax part was played by Swedish saxophonist Klas Lindqvist. 

Here's his own band:

 

He sounds more like Bird in the show.  I thought it was a pretty good imitation of early 1950s bebop. 

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47 minutes ago, medjuck said:

He sounds more like Bird in the show. 

I suppose he was asked to. 

I found this clip from some Parker tribute:

 

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15 hours ago, Daniel A said:

I suppose he was asked to. 

I found this clip from some Parker tribute:

 

Great. And he doesn´t just copy Bird, he has a lot of own things to say. They are great and you see they have fun. 

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