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Dizzy Gillespie

December 11th, 2014

Birth Name:
John Birks Gillespie

Born:
Dizzy Gillespie

Genre:
Jazz

Years Active:
'30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s






Dizzy Gillespie

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 Dizzy's style was successfully recreated. Somehow, Gillespie could make any “wrong” note fit, and harmonically he was ahead of everyone in the 1940s, including Charlie Parker. 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.

Top Albums


1. Live At Ronn..

2. The Quintet:..

3. Sonny Side U..

4. Bird and Diz

5. Tijuana Mood..

6. Diz and Getz..

7. The Complete..

8. The Quintet:..

9. Greatest Hit..

10. At Newport (..

11. Groovin' Hig..

12. After Hours ..

13. The Gifted O..

14. The Trumpet ..

15. Duets

16. Afro

17. Birks Works:..

18. Dizzy: The M..

19. Roy and Diz

20. Swing Low, S..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Salt Peanuts Groovin' High 3:16 $1.29
2.

Manteca Complete RCA Victor Recordi.. 3:06 $0.99
3.

Night In Tunisia Night In Tunisia: The Very .. 3:07 $0.99
4.

On the Sunny Side of the Street Sonny Side Up 5:40 $0.99
5.

Body and Soul (feat. Sarah Vaughan) Dizzy & Sarah (feat. Sa.. 3:51 $0.99
6.

Groovin' High (feat. Lee Morgan,.. Dizzy Gillespie Big Band: T.. 3:55 $0.99
7.

If You Could See Me Now (feat. Lee M.. Dizzy Gillespie Big Band: T.. 3:33 $0.99
8.

Autumn Leaves (feat. Lee Morgan, Ben.. Dizzy Gillespie Big Band: T.. 3:12 $0.99
9.

Dizzy's Blues (feat. Quincy Jone.. Dizzy Gillespie Big Band: T.. 2:34 $0.99
10.

Tin Tin Deo (feat. Quincy Jones &amp.. Dizzy Gillespie Big Band: T.. 4:19 $0.99
11.

Jump Did Le Ba Scats & All That Jazz 2:29 $0.69
12.

They Can't Take That Away from M.. Dizzy Gillespie Greatest Hi.. 3:33 $0.99
13.

Tin Tin Deo Dizzy Gillespie Greatest Hi.. 3:29 $0.99
14.

Algo Bueno (Woody'N You) Greatest Classics: Dizzy Gi.. 3:01 $0.69
15.

Hallelujah Greatest Classics: Dizzy Gi.. 4:02 $0.69
16.

Lover Come Back to Me Greatest Classics: Dizzy Gi.. 3:34 $0.69
17.

St. Louis Blues Greatest Classics: Dizzy Gi.. 3:10 $0.69
18.

Desafinado Mambo in Miami – Latin Jazz.. 3:27 $0.99
19.

Groovin' High Jazz Masters: 1940's 3:53 $0.99
20.

Moon Nocturne 1952-1953 2:26 $0.99
21.

Fais Gaffe (Watch Out) (Dizzy Does I.. 1952-1953 4:00 $0.99
22.

Always 1952-1953 2:59 $0.99
23.

How High The Moon 1952-1953 3:14 $0.99
24.

Battle Of The Blues 1952-1953 3:03 $0.99
25.

They Can't Take That Away From M.. 1952-1953 3:44 $0.99

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