Stanley Crouch Finally Delivers His Charlie Parker Bio

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Poet and culture critic Stanley Crouch has been working on a book about legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker for 32 years. Now volume one, “Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker,” is being published next week by HarperCollins. The first volume covers Parker’s early years — 1920 to 1940. New York Times jazz critic Ben Ratliff talks to Crouch about the book here.

 

About Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg is a distinguished pioneer in the online music space; Newsweek magazine called him an ‘Internet visionary.’ In 1994 he founded Addicted To Noise (ATN), the highly influential music web site. He was a senior vice-president and editor in chief at SonicNet from March 1997 through May 2000. In 1997, Addicted To Noise won Webby awards for best music site in 1998 and 1999, and also won Yahoo Internet Life! awards for three years running as best music site in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Prior to starting Addicted To Noise, Goldberg was an editor and senior writer at Rolling Stone magazine for 10 years. His writing has also appeared in Wired, Esquire, Vibe, Details, Downbeat, NME and numerous other publications. Michael recently completed his first novel, Days of the Crazy-Wild, and is currently writing a second novel.

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