Max Roach and Charlie Parker: Fantasia fans

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  1. mawnck

    mawnck Well-Known Member

    Jul 1, 2001
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    Here's a little tidbit that I found buried in a terribly interesting Library of Congress blog post, about legendary bebop drummer Max Roach's personal papers. The whole article is worth a read, even if you don't give a toot about jazz.

    Among the many things about the Roach collection that fascinated me was learning that Charlie Parker, Roach, and others among the first bebop musicians, were deeply affected by Walt Disney’s 1940 film Fantasia, and had gone back to see it again and again.
    Jazz Scholar John Szwed on Visiting the Library | In The Muse: Performing Arts Blog

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