1. Happy birthday, Charlie Parker! Hear the story behind his classic tune, “Ko Ko.” Jazz critic Gary Giddins says, “I swear, the first time you hear it it’s like somebody dumped a bucket of ice water over your head.”
Photo: William Gottlieb/Library of Congress via Flickr

    Happy birthday, Charlie Parker! Hear the story behind his classic tune, “Ko Ko.” Jazz critic Gary Giddins says, “I swear, the first time you hear it it’s like somebody dumped a bucket of ice water over your head.”

    Photo: William Gottlieb/Library of Congress via Flickr