Jean Luc-Godard and Charlie Parker, No Spoon Full of Sugar For You

George Bernard Shaw said of Richard Wagner “He’s better than he sounds.” This could be said about both Jean Luc-Godard and Charlie Parker. Both men challenged the status quo of their respective media and in so doing confused and alienated a portion of their audience. What they did was understood by many of the initiated aficionados but confounding for everyone else. This made both of them targets of both praise and…