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Bird Flight: TQM Recordings Co. At United Sound Systems

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Image credit: Courtesy of Top Quality Music

The Detroit Bop Quintet records Charlie “Bird” Parker at United Sound Systems

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Courtesy of Top Quality Music
Courtesy of Top Quality Music

Toronto-based producer Ron Skinner’s Top Quality Music project makes unique recordings in unique spaces. Together with the Detroit Bop Quintet, Skinner set out to recreate and revamp two recordings by Jazz-legend Charlie Parker; the Bird himself recorded at Detroit’s United Sound Systems in 1947 with Miles Davis on trumpet and Max Roach on drums. Ron Skinner and DBQ’s Paul Keller (bass) talk shop with WDET’s Travis Wright.

- Eli Newman, Culture City Associate Producer


Travis Wright, Host, CultureShift

Bringing a voice balanced by humble humor and clever cultural insight to WDET’s afternoon airwaves.

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