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  Dizzy Gillespie - Music Downloads - Online
Unlike Bird, Dizzy was an enthusiastic teacher who wrote down his musical innovations and was eager to explain them to the next generation, thereby insuring that bebop would eventually become the foundation of jazz.
Dizzy Gillespie was also one of the key founders of Afro-Cuban (or Latin) jazz, adding Chano Pozo's conga to his orchestra in 1947, and utilizing complex poly-rhythms early on.
Dizzy Gillespie's career was very well documented from 1945 on, particularly on Musicraft, Dial, and RCA in the 1940s; Verve in the 1950s; Philips and Limelight in the 1960s; and Pablo in later years.
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  Dizzy Gillespie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gillespie, with Charlie Parker, was a major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz.
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was the youngest of ten children, and he taught himself to play the trumpet at the age of 12.
Dizzy Gillespie was one of the most famous adherents of the Bahá'í Faith to the point that he is often called the Bahá'í Jazz Ambassador.
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Dizzy Gillespie (October 21, 1917 - January 6, 1993) was born John Birks Gillespie in Cheraw, South Carolina.
Gillespie published his autobiography, To Be or not to Bop in 1979, ISBN 0306802368.
Dizzy Gillespie was one of the most famous adherents of the Bahá'í Faith to the point that he is often called the Bahá'í Jazz Embassador.
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 Dizzy Gillespie
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie, one of the greatest Jazz trumpeters of 20th century and one of the prime architects of the bebop movement in jazz, was born in Cheraw, South Carolina and died in Englewood, New Jersey.
Dizzy's father kept all the instruments from his band in the family home and so the future trumpet great was around trumpets, saxophones, guitars and his father's large upright piano (his father tore down one of the walls of the house to get the piano in) most of his young life.
Dizzy's father died when he was ten and never heard his youngest son play trumpet, although he did get the chance to hear him banging around on the piano, because Dizzy started trying to play this intrument at a very early age.
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 King Presents the Dizzy Gillespie Trumpet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was one of the greatest jazz trumpet players of the 20th century.
Dizzy became a symbol of both jazz and of independence during the 40's and 50's.
DIZZY and DIZZY GILLESPIE and the images and likeness of Dizzy Gillespie are used under license.
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 Biography - Dizzy Gillespie (Bio 66)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Dizzy Gillespie was also one of the key founders of Afro-Cuban (or Latin) jazz, adding Chano Pozo's conga to his orchestra in 1947 and utilizing complex polyrhythms early on.
By then Gillespie had his style together and he wrote his most famous composition "A Night in Tunisia." When Hines's singer Billy Eckstine went on his own and formed a new bop big band, Diz and Bird (along with Sarah Vaughan) were among the members.
Dizzy Gillespie's career was very well-documented from 1945 on, particularly on Musicraft, Dial and RCA in the 1940s, Verve in the 1950s, Philips and Limelight in the 1960s and Pablo in later years.
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 NPR : Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz: Dizzy Gillespie
Trumpeter, composer, and innovator John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was born in Cheraw, SC, in 1917.
Gillespie decided he liked the sound, and began to have instruments made for him that way, a visual trademark he kept for the rest of his life.
Dizzy Gillespie died in Englewood, NJ, in 1993.
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 Night In Havana, A: Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba
The indisputable founding father of "bebop," Dizzy Gillespie remains one of the most recognizable and popular figures in jazz history.
During his heyday in the 1940s, Dizzy was one of the first American jazz musicians to incorporate the electrifying sound of Afro-Cuban rhythms into a big-band setting.
Among the film's performances, Dizzy delivers speed-of-light bop licks on his Afro-Latin and calypso tinged tunes "A Night in Tunisia" and "Manteca," and is candidly captured as he plays, scats, dances, and jokes, with a joy and exuberance that light up the stage.
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 Dizzy Gillespie: Odyssey: 1945-1952 - PopMatters Music Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Dizzy Gillespie is one of the most important figures in jazz, period.
Gillespie himself didn't seem to worry much about the credit he did or didn't get for the bop revolution: "History avenges itself, and this is history, the history of music," he once said.
Gillespie's ability to play high notes and create dramatic runs sometimes obscure the fact that he is playing solos every bit as harmonically complex as Parker's, but the two musicians are obviously very much in synch, the perfect musical team.
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 Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy was born John Birks Gillespie in Cheraw, South Carolina in 1917 to a family of ten.
Often joining him was Thelonious Monk, another fine native of the Carolinas, and the two began to experiment with the complex chord changes that would soon characterize the Bebop Era...not to mention familiarizing jazz with the fl horn-rimmed glasses, beret and goatee that would be just as much a part of the era.
Late in 1942, Dizzy joined the Earl Hines's band with Charlie Parker joined on tenor and the band was the first to explore the bebop style.
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 Dizzy Gillespie
Gillespie supported his only child financially, but even on his deathbed in 1993, refused to acknowledge her in public.
Having seen Dizzy Gillespie only towards the end of his life in the late 1980s in Geneva's Victoria Hall as well as at the Montreux Jazz Festival, my impression of his capacities as a musician were - to put it politely - not very favourable.
Dizzy himself removed "most of the rhythmic and harmonic aspects of bebop that where hardest for uninitiated listeners to understand or appreciate." It was that light-version of bebop that made him popular.
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 PBS - JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns: Selected Artist Biography - Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie was one of the principal developers of bop in the early 1940s, and his styles of improvising and trumpet playing were imitated widely in the 1940s and 1950s.
Gillespie left Philadelphia in 1937 and moved to New York to try and become better known as a jazz player.
Gillespie played it, discovered that he liked the sound, and from that point on had trumpets built for him with the bell pointing upwards at a 45 degree angle.
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 Dizzy Gillespie Biography at JazzTrumpetSolos.com
Dizzy Gillespie was a featured and favorite performer at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York.
Dizzy was loved by all who knew him and is especially missed at the Blue Note, where his memory and his music live on.
Gillespie played for four weeks at the Blue Note in Manhattan in a stint that featured perhaps the greatest selection of jazz music ever brought together for a tribute." Dizzy Gillespie died of cancer on January 6, 1993.
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 HyperMusic -- History of Jazz: Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie was the youngest of nine children.
In 1947, Dizzy established his Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra and hired Cuban percussionist Chano Pozo (1915-1948), who infused a Latin element into the ensemble's sound.
Gillespie was an extremely popular performer, with superstar personality and status.
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 A A World . Reference Room . Articles . Dizzy Gillespie | PBS
Gillespie received early instrumental training from his father and instruction in theory at Laurinburg Institute in North Carolina.
Gillespie became co-leader of a group on 52nd Street with bassist Oscar Pettiford, which marked the birth of the bebop era.
Gillespie took the saxophone-style lines of advanced swing-era trumpeter Roy Eldridge and executed them faster, with greater ease, and with further harmonic daring.
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 Congahead.com: Musicians: Departed
Virtuoso Jazz trumpeter, John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie, one of the prime architects of the bebop movement, was a friend of mine.
At one time, Dizzy traveled with his LP® congas, to which he was very much attached, and which he played during his performances.
Like me, Dizzy loved gadgets, and though he may not have been a natural at operating the cameras and tape recorders he bought, we spent many interesting hours at his home in Englewood talking about their attributes.
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 Dizzy Gillespie
Because of the unique shape of his trumpet's bell and his puffed out cheeks, John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie is one of the most recognizable and popular figures in jazz history.
Dizzy then went on to form a bebop big band and did more trailblazing, as he fused Cuban rhythms to his music (called cubop).
Dizzy, being the fun-loving guy that he was, picked it up and started playing it, and found out that he liked, because, as he said, "I hear the sound quicker." He had an instrument designed this way and it became one of his trademarks.
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 African American Registry: The heart of jazz, Dizzy Gillespie
Performances such as Groovin' High, Dizzy Atmosphere and Hot House would also link Gillespie with “Bird.” Gillespie wanted to lead a band and in 1946 assembled one that would hold together for four years and record extensively for RCA Victor, song such as Cubana Be/Cubana Bop, Good Bait, Manteca, and Ool-Ya-Koo were a few.
Gillespie emerged in the middle 1940s as essentially the last in a series of symbolic progressions of virtuosity in jazz that ended in the consolidation of bebop.
Gillespie's rapport with audiences was equally golden, yet never got in the way of the music he offered.
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 The Biography Channel - Dizzy Gillespie Biography
Dizzy was christened John Gillespie, earning his nickname later in life when he was known for his sense of humour and practical jokes.
It is considered that Dizzy achieved his greatest mastery of the trumpet from 1945-50.
Dizzy has a huge discography of albums recorded in the studio and at live performances.
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 Dizzy Gillespie: Career: 1937-1992 - PopMatters Music Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Dizzy's solos here, on "Birk's Works" with Milt Jackson, and on the two tracks from the all-star concert with Bird, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus and Max Roach ("Salt Peanuts" and "Perdido") are the pinnacle of jazz trumpet playing -- virtuosic, subtle, sliding, blue, declamatory and fiendishly clever.
Dizzy performed consistently for more than a half-century and, while this set properly focuses on the '40s and '50s, it includes two tracks from the great trumpeter's twilight.
Dizzy's adoption of Cuban music made him a hero on the island, and Sandoval was one of many Cubans who owe their jazz careers to the Diz.
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 Kennedy Center: Biographical information for Dizzy Gillespie
Born John Birks Gillespie, Dizzy moved to Philadelphia with his family at age 18 and joined Frankie Fairfax's band before moving on to New York City and Teddy Hill's big band in 1937, Later he played with all the greats--Ella Fitzgerald.
Gillespie, however, was a natural public relations man for this music with his hair-raising technical virtuousity, harmonic adventurousness, and most of all, integrating showmanship.
Gillespie's legacy is probably best summed up by Gillespie himself in a statement that would sound a bit arrogant if it weren't so probable: "The music of Charlie Parker and me laid a foundation for all the music that is being played now.
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 Jazzscript.co.uk - DIZZY GILLESPIE : LIFELINE
Gillespie lives the life of the wandering musician, occasionally reforming a big band, as in 1956-58, and touring and recording widely and leading numerous small groups.
Gillespie took the trumpet to technical levels previously undiscovered in jazz and his style was built around the drama and dynamism created by this colossal technique
Like Charles Mingus, Gillespie was influenced as a child by the Sanctified Church, with its call and response and rhythmic dynamism.
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 NEA Jazz Masters John "Dizzy"Gillespie
One of the greatest trumpeters and bandleaders of all-time, Dizzy Gillespie was one of the trailblazers of modern jazz.
Gillespie sought to prove that bebop was danceable as well, forming his own bebop big band in 1945.
Gillespie’s versatile interests, his thirst for diverse musical settings, and his trumpet ingenuity landed him in a variety of interesting contexts, including forming his own record label (Dee Gee).
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 Dizzy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
John Birks, aka Dizzy, was a trumpeter, bandleader and composer who was one of the principle developers of "bop" in the early 1940's.
He was noted for his swollen cheeks, his bent trumpet and his mischievous sense of play, for which he gained the name "Dizzy." Indeed, he was one of the most influential players in the history of jazz.
Gillespie was the youngest of nine children whose father was a bricklayer and a weekend bandleader.
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 AllRefer.com - Dizzy Gillespie (Music: Popular And Jazz, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Dizzy Gillespie (John Birks Gillespie)[gules´pE] Pronunciation Key, 1917–93, American jazz musician and composer, b.
Gillespie and Charlie "Bird" Parker are considered the leaders of the bop (or bebop) movement in modern jazz.
Gillespie's playing was characterized by intelligent musicianship and technical facility.
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