Dizzy Gillespie

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    Dizzy Gillespie & Friends: Concert of the Century - A Tribute to Charlie Parker

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    In A Shanty In Old Shanty TownDizzy Gillespie
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    An Oscar for TreadwellDizzy Gillespie
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    Trumpet BluesDizzy Gillespie
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    Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)Dizzy Gillespie
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    Exactly Like YouDizzy Gillespie

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        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. Unlik... Read more

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