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John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (1917)

Considered one of the main innovators of bebop along with Charlie Parker, Gillespie was an American jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. His virtuosity and comic wit—in addition to his trademark puffed cheeks and 45-degree upturned trumpet bell—made him one of the most charismatic and influential musicians in jazz. Gillespie was once struck by a car while riding his bicycle. Though he was injured only slightly, a jury awarded him $1,000 because he could no longer do what? More...
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John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (1917)
Considered one of the main innovators of bebop along with Charlie Parker, Gillespie was an American jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. His virtuosity and comic wit—in addition to his trademark puffed cheeks and 45-degree upturned trumpet bell—made him one of the most charismatic and influential musicians in jazz. Gillespie was once struck by a car while riding his bicycle.
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Dizzy Gillespie
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This article is about the jazz musician. For the Australian cricketer nicknamed "Dizzy", see Jason Gillespie.
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie01.JPG
Gillespie in concert, Deauville, Normandy, France, July 1991
Background information
Birth name John Birks Gillespie
Born October 21, 1917
Cheraw, South Carolina, U.S.
Died January 6, 1993 (aged 75)
Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres

Jazz bebop Afro-Cuban jazz

Occupation(s)

Musician composer

Instruments

Trumpet piano vocals

Years active 1935–1993
Labels

Pablo RCA Victor Savoy Verve

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (/ɡᵻˈlɛspi/; October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and singer.[1]

Gillespie was a trumpet virtuoso and improviser, building on the virtuoso style of Roy Eldridge[2] but adding layers of harmonic complexity previously unheard in jazz. His beret and horn-rimmed spectacles, his scat singing, his bent horn, pouched cheeks and his light-hearted personality were essential in popularizing bebop.

In the 1940s Gillespie, with Charlie Parker, became a major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz.[3] He taught and influenced many other musicians, including trumpeters Miles Davis, Jon Faddis, Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown, Arturo Sandoval, Lee Morgan,[4] Chuck Mangione,[5] balladeer Johnny Hartman,[6] and one of Gillespie's final pupils before his death, Robert Stewart (saxophonist).[7]

AllMusic's Scott Yanow wrote: "Dizzy Gillespie's contributions to jazz were huge. One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time, Gillespie was such a complex player that his contemporaries ended up being similar to those of Miles Davis and Fats Navarro instead, and it was not until Jon Faddis's emergence in the 1970s that Dizzy's style was successfully recreated [....] Arguably Gillespie is remembered, by both critics and fans alike, as one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time".[8]

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Dizzy Gillespie
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This article is about the jazz musician. For the Australian cricketer nicknamed "Dizzy", see Jason Gillespie.
Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie01.JPG
Gillespie in concert, Deauville, Normandy, France, July 1991
Background information
Birth name John Birks Gillespie
Born October 21, 1917
Cheraw, South Carolina, U.S.
Died January 6, 1993 (aged 75)
Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres

Jazz bebop Afro-Cuban jazz

Occupation(s)

Musician composer

Instruments

Trumpet piano vocals

Years active 1935–1993
Labels

Pablo RCA Victor Savoy Verve

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (/ɡᵻˈlɛspi/; October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and singer.[1]

Gillespie was a trumpet virtuoso and improviser, building on the virtuoso style of Roy Eldridge[2] but adding layers of harmonic complexity previously unheard in jazz. His beret and horn-rimmed spectacles, his scat singing, his bent horn, pouched cheeks and his light-hearted personality were essential in popularizing bebop.

In the 1940s Gillespie, with Charlie Parker, became a major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz.[3] He taught and influenced many other musicians, including trumpeters Miles Davis, Jon Faddis, Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown, Arturo Sandoval, Lee Morgan,[4] Chuck Mangione,[5] balladeer Johnny Hartman,[6] and one of Gillespie's final pupils before his death, Robert Stewart (saxophonist).[7]

AllMusic's Scott Yanow wrote: "Dizzy Gillespie's contributions to jazz were huge. One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time, Gillespie was such a complex player that his contemporaries ended up being similar to those of Miles Davis and Fats Navarro instead, and it was not until Jon Faddis's emergence in the 1970s that Dizzy's style was successfully recreated [....] Arguably Gillespie is remembered, by both critics and fans alike, as one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time".[8]

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