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For the first time in the history of the world of instrument making, the Henri SELMER Paris company proposed to saxophone players a collection in tribute to the free spirit of Charlie “Bird” Parker, tinged with broadened views in music and creative energy. Launched in 2005, 50 years after the death of the mythical Charlie Parker (1920-1955), the tribute to Bird collection celebrates Charlie “Bird” Parker’s life in tribute to the initiatory approach he inspired in the world of Jazz. To pay this tribute, five editions signed Selmer Paris and symbolized by a Bird proposed a poetical image of a continent and its culture through a specific engraving and an original design, crafted in the Selmer Paris workshops. A case and customized accessories have also given a touch of class to this elegant whole.
After the hummingbird of Edition I-Hummingbird/America (2005), the kookaburra of Edition II-Kookaburra/Australia (2006), the pink flamingo of Edition III-Flamingo/Africa (2007), the firebird of Edition IV-Firebird/Europe (2008-2010), the tribute to Bird finally folds its wings with the Dragon Bird/Asia (2011- 2012) symbolizing the Asian continent for the fifth and last edition ending this unique collection.