Funky Blues: A Charlie Parker Story, Sort Of

I wrote this piece before Katrina sent New Orleans into agony. I almost held it back until the city revives. But that is likely to be years. Because I believe in the indomitable spirit of a place that is a part of my heartbeat and because WDSU's news department is doing the kind of great work it always did in times of crisis, I offer this little recollection of the Crescent City in better times. For a few years in the 1960s, when broadcasting companies still operated both radio and television … [Read more...]