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CHAMPIAN FULTON QUARTET: BIRDSONG PREMIERE EVENT (9/1 7 PM ET) & ON DEMAND
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$18.50
Pianist and Vocalist and Oklahoma native Champian Fulton continues Birdland’s Charlie Parker Centennial Celebration. Her new release “Birdsong,” features eleven carefully chosen compositions written by and/or made famous by Charlie Parker. “I wanted to focus not only on his originals but on his recordings that I consider to be some of the most beautiful songs ever recorded,” said Champian, “these songs are classic Bird, with rangy and dramatic melodies, romantic lyrics and adventurous chord changes.”
“Birdsong deftly avoids the trap that ensnares so many Parker tributes; it doesn’t thoughtlessly trot out near note-for-note takes of the tunes most celebrated or re-recorded. The record feels more substantial than just a note-playing proving ground or something to tick off a jazz-instrumentalist’s to-do list—like a Christmas album. For Fulton, Parker is personal, and what we get here are the tunes that have been most impactful on her personally and to her development as a jazz musician. It makes a difference.” WRTI