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Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie
Born: Oct 21, 1917 in Cheraw, SC
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Died: Jan 6, 1993 in Englewood, NJ
Genre: Jazz, Pop/Rock, World
Biography: Dizzy Gillespie's contributions to jazz were huge. One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time (some would say the best), Gillespie was such a complex player that his contemporaries ended up copying Miles Davis and Fats Navarro instead, and it was not until Jon Faddis' emergence in the 1970s that ...Read full biography
Dizzy Gillespie with Roy Eldridge
Released: 1954
Label: Verve
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To call this music "classic" would be a great understatement. Producer Norman Granz loved to team together combative musicians in jam sessions, both live and in the studios. Since Roy Eldridge was one ...Read full review
Dizzy Gillespie At Newport
Released: 1957
Label: Verve Records
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This CD features Dizzy Gillespie's second great big band at the peak of its powers. On the rapid "Dizzy's Blues" and a truly blazing "Cool Breeze," the orchestra really roars; the latter performance features ...Read full review
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