Goodbye Stanley Crouch

After reading Stanley Crouch’s Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker, I had been waiting patiently for the second installment to drop. The first installment was so darn good and it took Crouch a long time to finish it.

Kansas City Lightning released in 2013, which was a decade already; therefore, I thought he should have released the second installment or he should be finishing it up already. I did a quick Google search and to my dismay Stanley Crouch had passed away in 2020 at 74. I had no clue.

I hope some other jazz writers will pick up where Crouch left off. It would be a great loss if the second part of Charlie Parker’s life and music will never release. RIP, Mr. Stanley Crouch. Thanks for the works you have left behind.