On this new Impulse! release, Charlie Parker's music is uniquely re-imagined by living legends of the modern jazz scene. Produced by Larry Klein, and including artists like Madeleine Peyroux, Barbara Hannigan, Gregory Porter, Jeffrey Wright, Luciana Souza, Kurt Elling, Kandace Springs, Melody Gardot and Camille Bertault, this 12-track 'musical play' follows the narrative arc of Bird's life. The aim was to pull the Be-Bop spine out from the piece, approaching the music in a modern and conversational manner that is more like what Bird would be working with if he were alive today and playing these songs. Klein co-wrote the lyrics with David Baerwald; recording took place at Brooklyn Recording with Andy Taub; and the mix comes courtesy of Tim Palmer.