Friday Music Quiz: The Yardbird Suite

Not much time to write today so I thought I’d put up a bit of music to end the week. This is a classic from 1946, featuring Charlie Parker leading a band that included a very young Miles Davis. The Yardbird Suite an original composition by Parker, and has become a jazz standard, but he never copyrighted the tune so never earned any royalties from it.

Now, here’s a little question to tease you with. Can anyone spot the connection between this tune and a notable event that occurred today, 30th September 2016?

Answers through the comments box please!


2 Responses to “Friday Music Quiz: The Yardbird Suite”

  1. Jon Roberts Says:

    The connection is that the Yardbird Suite was based on Earl Hines’s composition “Rosetta”, and the ESA space probe Rosetta met its demise today by crashing into Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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