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Jazz on Film: Bird

As Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis movie ‘Miles Ahead’ arrives in cinemas, Sarah Slade revisits a classic film biography of another  jazz great that you may have heard of.

Bird movie Clint Eastwood

I hate the word “iconic” – or at least the modern usage where anything prominent or praiseworthy is called “an icon”, like we should paint it gold and stick it on an altar in the living room. However, I can’t think of a better word to describe Charlie Parker’s standing in the history of jazz.

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