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Dizzy Gillespie

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Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie has been played over 20 times on NTS, first on 14 February 2014. Dizzy Gillespie's music has been featured on 23 episodes.

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer.

Dizzy Gillespie was a trumpet virtuoso and improviser, building on the virtuoso style of Roy Eldridge but adding layers of harmonic complexity previously unknown 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, together with Charlie Parker, became a major figure in the…

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Manteca
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Matrix
John Birks 'Dizzy' Gillespie, James Moody
Perception Records1970
Matrix
John Birks 'Dizzy' Gillespie, James MoodyPerception Records1970
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A Night In Tunisia
Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, Max Roach
Prestige1973
A Night In Tunisia
Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, Max RoachPrestige1973
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Voyage To Next Suite (1973)
Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones
Lightyear Entertainment1996
Voyage To Next Suite (1973)
Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy JonesLightyear Entertainment1996
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Manteca
Dizzy Gillespie
Fondamenta2017
Manteca
Dizzy GillespieFondamenta2017
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Blues For Mother Earth
Dizzy Gillespie
Lightyear Entertainment1996
Blues For Mother Earth
Dizzy GillespieLightyear Entertainment1996
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Closer To The Source
Dizzy Gillespie
Atlantic1984
Closer To The Source
Dizzy GillespieAtlantic1984
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Matrix
Dizzy Gillespie
Castle Music2000
Matrix
Dizzy GillespieCastle Music2000
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Bebop
Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker
Uptown Records2005
Bebop
Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie ParkerUptown Records2005
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Rio Pakistan
Dizzy Gillespie, Stuff Smith
Verve Records1957
Rio Pakistan
Dizzy Gillespie, Stuff SmithVerve Records1957
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