Gettin' Dizzy

So I felt after posting a Miles section, i might as well post the man that Miles not only cited as his favorite trumpet player, but also his idol and mentor as a trumpeter coming up in the 30s and 40s. Dizzy's speed and tone along with his complex and catchy writing skills has made him one of the best and most influential Jazz trumpeters ever. If you know of Dizz and dont really listen, i recommend giving him a try. His unique skills made him ahead of his time allowing him to collaborate with other musicians of that time that were also ahead of their time. Such as the Bird, Monk, Blakey, and of course his "apprentice" Miles.

"Together with Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie was a major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz. He taught and influenced many other musicians, including trumpeters Miles Davis, Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown, Arturo Sandoval, Lee Morgan, and John Faddis.

In addition to featuring in the epochal moments in bebop, he was instrumental in founding Afro-Cuban jazz, the modern jazz version of what early-jazz pioneer Jelly Roll Morton referred to as the "Spanish Tinge". Gillespie was a trumpet virtuoso and gifted improviser, building on the virtuoso style of Roy Eldridge but adding layers of harmonic complexity previously unknown in jazz. Dizzy's beret and horn-rimmed spectacles, his scat singing, his bent horn, pouched cheeks and his light-hearted personality were essential in popularizing bebop."


Get Dizzy:

Dizzy Atmosphere

Cool Breeze

Birk's Works

Impromptu

Salt Peanuts - Dizzy Gillespie,Charlie "Bird" Parker, Charles Mingus, Bud Powell, Max Roach

ENJOY GETTIN' DIZZY!!!

-Mr. n00b

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