I came across this amazing recording on youtube today. It’s part of an interview that Paul Desmond (of Dave Brubeck / Take Five etc fame!) talking to Charlie Parker.
This is incredible. It’s so amazing to hear Charlie Parker (Bird) talking about learning saxophone and how dedicated he was to it.
Check out at 2:02 – Parker talks about practicing 11+ hours a day. Not surprising when you hear his technique but a great reminder that it takes focus, hard work and determination for EVERYONE to succeed.
Take a listen and enjoy!