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Charlie Parker is arguably the greatest alto saxophone player in the history of jazz. Not only did he change the way the instrument could be played, but played a crucial role in the development of Bebop and influenced every jazz musician that followed to this day. By all accounts though, his personal life was rather complicated and can on paper make him appear very unlikable. Do you believe ones personal demons should tarnish an artistic legacy? Can you think of other examples outside of jazz where there are two distinctly different legacies to an artist, actor, or musician?
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