Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie

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Top Songs

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November Afternoon
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There Is No Greater Love
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Dizzy Atmosphere
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Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)
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Cubana Be-Cubana Bop [Remastered 2002]

Albums

  • Dizzy Gillespie / First Recordings, Vol. 1

    Feb 2019 • 15 songs

  • Dizzy Gillespie / First Recordings, Vol. 2
  • What a wonderful Jazz Vol. 4

    Apr 2018 • 20 songs

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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 ex...
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