Barbados (composition)

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"Barbados" is a jazz tune composed by Charlie Parker. It is a twelve-bar blues set to a mambo rhythm.[1] Parker first recorded it on 29 August, 1948, with Miles Davis (trumpet), John Lewis (piano), Curly Russell (bass) and Max Roach (drums).[2]


  1. ^ Stearns, Marshall Winslow (1970). The Story of Jazz. Oxford University Press US. p. 250. ISBN 0-19-501269-0.
  2. ^ Koch, Lawrence O. (1988). Yardbird Suite: A Compendium of the Music and Life of Charlie Parker. University of Wisconsin Press. p. 133. ISBN 0-87972-260-6.