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The last name you thought you'd see in a collection of rock licks is Charlie Parker. The reality is "Bird" was a modern day warrior on his own axe, the alto sax, in the 1940's! His technical prowess was so penetrating it re-wrote the book on improvisation on all instruments including the guitar. One thing that made Parker's lines so cool was his mastery of chromatic passing tones. This can be heard in the playing of today's half-step stalwarts Jimmy Herring and Scott Henderson. Here's a barn burner that will surely peak a smile from the most ardent be-bopper.