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Definition of the noun dizzy gillespie

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  1. United States jazz trumpeter and exponent of bebop (1917-1993)


Who is Dizzy Gillespie?

Dizzy Gillespie: John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer.


"Dizzy Gillespie" is a book by Michael James.


"Dizzy Gillespie" is a 1965 short music documentary film directed by Les Blank.

  • country: United States of America
  • language: English Language
  • genres: Documentary film, Music
  • released in (51 years ago)

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Google previewThe Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz (2007)

by the late Leonard Feather, Ira Gitler

In '45, Powell took part in a celebrated Red Norvo swingcumbop session that featured Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Flip Phillips, Teddy Wilson, and Slam Stewart. Won Esquire New Star Award '45. In later yrs., retired fr. mus. to work as a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Creativity (2011)

Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins) improvised in a way that took the music out of the constraints of the melody. Audience's ears were not used to the sound, as it was often jarring and sounded disorganized, ...

Google previewMusic in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories that Shaped our Culture [4 volumes] (2013)

An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture by Jacqueline Edmondson Ph.D.

Trumpeter, composer, and bandleader, Dizzy Gillespie is one of the forefathers of...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Muslim-American History (2010)

by Edward E. Curtis

dizzy gillespie on Muslim ...

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Small photo of Cheraw, SC / USA - April 2 2016: A statute of native son Dizzy Gillespie stands in the town green of Cheraw, SC.Small photo of HOLLYWOOD - JULY 11: Dizzy Gillespie's star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, as seen on July 11, 2013 in Hollywood in California. This star is located on Hollywood Blvd. and is one of 2400 celebrity stars. More...

Quotes about Dizzy Gillespie

I think the idea is now for blacks to write about the history of our music. It's time for that, because whites have been doing it all the time. It's time for us to do it ourselves and tell it like it is. (Dizzy Gillespie)
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