Dizzy Gillespie



Dizzy Gillespie

Rating
Active
1935 to 1993
Born
October 21, 1917 in Cheraw
Died
January 6, 1993
Location
New York, New York, United States
Biography
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (/ɡᵻˈlɛspi/; October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and singer. Gillespie was a trumpet virtuoso and improviser, building on the virtuoso style of Roy Eldridge 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.
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Top Songs by Dizzy Gillespie


In Person

Night in Tunisia

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I Can't Get Started

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The Sultans of Swing

On the Sunny Side of the Street

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On the Sunny Side of the Street

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

Time on My Hands

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

Get Happy

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The Shadow of Your Smile

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The Quintet: Jazz At Massey Hall [Original Jazz Classics Remasters]

Salt Peanuts

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

Stardust

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Essential

Essential

Dizzy Gillespie June 30, 2014

20 Tracks

Diz and Getz

Diz and Getz

Stan Getz May 5, 2014

8 Tracks

After Hours

After Hours

Dizzy Gillespie April 29, 2014

9 Tracks

Roy and Diz

Roy and Diz

Dizzy Gillespie April 25, 2014

9 Tracks

Live at the Royal Festival Hall

Live at the Royal Festival Hall

Dizzy Gillespie November 17, 2013

7 Tracks

A Portrait of Duke Ellington

A Portrait of Duke Ellington

Dizzy Gillespie April 2, 2013

13 Tracks

Dizzy Gillespie & the Double Six of Paris

Dizzy Gillespie & the Double Six of Paris

Dizzy Gillespie January 8, 2013

12 Tracks

Dizzy on the French Riviera

Dizzy on the French Riviera

Dizzy Gillespie January 2, 2013

7 Tracks

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