An iconic figure in the history of jazz music who was instantly recognizable even to millions of non-jazz fans by his puffed-out cheeks and his trademark trumpet, with its horn bent upwards at a 45-degree angle, john birks gillespie—better known as “dizzy”—was born on this day in 1917 in cheraw, south carolina. From louis armstrong to dizzy gillespie to miles davis to chet baker, horn players are some of the most famous figures in jazz history here's a list of 10 essential jazz trumpet albums, a few of which will likely elicit some surprise 01 of 10. A jazz trumpeter and composer, dizzy gillespie played with charlie parker and developed the music known as bebop his best-known compositions include oop bob sh' bam, groovin' high, salt peanuts and a night in tunisia. Find dizzy gillespie discography, albums and singles on allmusic dizzy gillespie biography by scott yanow trumpet virtuoso and bop revolutionary whose desire to innovate helped invent and define the musical vocabulary for an entire genre read full biography 1957, the greatest trumpet of them all (6). List of greatest and famous trumpet players you should know discover the most famous jazz trumpet players, famous trumpeters list and their trumpet performance 2 dizzy gillespie dizzy gillespie born john birks gillespie, dizzy is today remembered as one of the founding fathers of jazz and bebop. The three-disc live at the lighthouse, recorded in 1970, is one of morgan's stronger efforts later in his short life, as he was shot (and later died) nearly two along with dizzy gillespie, navarro was one of bebop's greatest trumpeters, and a main influence on brown, navarro performed and recorded with.
But the most lasting symbol of his remarkable career may well be his signature “ bent” trumpet—and the story of how the american history museum got “ gillespie picked it up, played it, and discovered he liked the sound, and that it projected better over the heads of the audience of people in the back of the. The trumpet is an important instrument across many genres many of the musicians on this list are absolute trumpet legends who forever shaped jazz, blues, swing, dixieland, and other genres this list also includes current trumpeters who are big names in the industry who are the greatest trumpeters of all time. A critic once called trumpeter dizzy gillespie's music 'the sound of surprise' and what a perfect way to describe it the trumpet virtuoso's strident high notes, his ability to improvise at unheard-of speeds, and his flair for dramatic, extreme playing - you never knew what would come next in a dizzy gillespie solo from his. Although he died in a tragic car accident at the age of twenty-five, clifford brown is widely considered one of the most important figures in the history of jazz, a trumpet player who ranks with louis armstrong, dizzy gillespie, and miles davis, and a leading influence on contemporary jazz musicians this book gives us a.
Eldridge was, his friend and admirer dizzy gillespie once said, the most competitive musician i've ever seen that made him, in the opinion of informed observers such as the impresario norman granz, the epitome of a jazz musician in turn, that makes this well-researched biography by another trumpeter,. At age nineteen gillespie was already gaining notice, and notoriety, among new york musicians, for his radically inventive trumpet solos the legendary big band of billy eckstine gave his unusual harmonies a better setting, and it was as a member of eckstine's band that he was. John birks dizzy gillespie 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 and rhythmic complexity previously unheard in jazz. Cuban trumpeter arturo sandoval first met dizzy gillespie in havana in 1977, when the american jazzman came to cuba to play a concert sandoval showed him around the city, where the two men listened to the sounds of rumba music echoing through havana's black neighborhoods that night, sandoval.
Dizzy gillespie: dizzy helped lay the framework for the language of bebop with charlie parker and was later integral in bringing afro-cuban jazz to the states dizzy's range was very impressive and his improv skills were unparalleled, regardless of the style he was playing some of his early works both with and without bird. Dizzy gillespie american jazz musician b 1917 d 1993 john birks dizzy gillespie, one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of 20th century and one of the prime architects of the bebop movement in jazz, was born in cheraw, south carolina and died in englewood, new jersey nicknamed dizzy because of his zany.
Description: this custom–made silver flair trumpet belonged to renowned trumpeter, bandleader, and composer john birks dizzy gillespie, a founder of the modern jazz style known as bebop renowned for his musical virtuosity and for his impish good humor and wit, gillespie played this trumpet in the late 1970s.
Dizzy gillespie is a major player in jazz history he helped found be-bop his big band produced the first successful fusion of afro-cuban rhythms and jazz he was perhaps the greatest virtuoso on jazz trumpet dizzy gillespie was born john birks gillespie on october 21, 1917 in cheraw, south carolina he was the. Meanwhile, lee morgan, born in 1938, was a brilliant young trumpet star, already a celebrated artist as a teen-ager (he recorded his first album, leading his own band for the trailblazing blue note label, at the age of eighteen) by 1960, he had recorded with john coltrane, dizzy gillespie, tina brooks,. Extended biography john birks “dizzy” gillespie was born on october 21, 1917 in cheraw, south carolina dizzy was the youngest of nine children he started playing the piano at 4, trombone at 12, and the trumpet at 14 for the most part dizzy was self taught “gillespie was born into a family whose father, james, was a.