Charlie Parker's favorite piece of music

Singer Jon Hendricks (September 16, 1921 - November 22, 2017) stated that Charlie Parker's favorite piece of music was Igor Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printemps (source: YouTube video "Jazz History Lesson: Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie" posted March 6, 2016 by Kenyon Williams, timestamp 0:34 - 0:59):

He was a genius. He could discuss any subject you bring up: nuclear physics, the quantum theory, you know, anything. The guy was amazing. His favorite composer was Stravinsky and his favorite work was Le Sacre du printemps: he loved that. He was a real intellectual. Huge mind: THIS BIG.” - Jon Hendricks on Charlie Parker

In my opinion, this is the best version of Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printemps that I have been able to find:

This article was updated on October 9, 2020

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