Dizzy Gillespie

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. His combination of musicianship, showmanship, and wit made him a leading popularizer of the new music called bebop. His beret and horn-rimmed spectacles, his scat singing, his bent horn, pouched cheeks, and his light-hearted personality provided some of bebop's most prominent symbols.
In the 1940s Gillespie, with Charlie Parker, became a major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz.
He taught and influenced many other musicians, including trumpeters Miles Davis, Jon Faddis, Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown, Arturo Sandoval, Lee Morgan, Chuck Mangione, and balladeer Johnny Hartman.
Scott Yanow wrote, "Dizzy Gillespie's contributions to jazz were huge.

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Now's the TimeJazz Explosion - The Greats Volume Three3:19
Billie's BounceMiles Davis: Milestones3:13
Exactly Like YouDiz And Getz5:01
One AloneDiz And Getz3:04
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)Jazz Masters 25: Stan Getz & Dizzy Gillespie6:41
A Night In Tunisia: I Let A Song Go Out Of My HeartDizzy Gillespie: A Night in Tunisia6:18
BebopVerve Jazz Masters12:50
Siboney, Part 2Diz And Getz4:10
I Let A Song Out Of My HeartJazz Icons6:18
Girl of My DreamsNightclub, Vol. 22 (The Golden Era of Bebop Music)3:17
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