"I'd been getting bored with the stereotyped changes (harmonies) that
were being used all the time. ... I found that by using the higher intervals of a chord as a melody line and backing them
with appropriately related changes I could play the thing I'd been hearing. I came alive."
-- Charlie Parker on his personal stylistic breakthrough, quoted in: Nat Hentoff and Nat Shapiro,
ed., Hear Me Talkin' to Ya (1955)