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Dizzy Gillespie

John Birks Dizzy Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpet player, bandleader, composer and, occasionally, singer.

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Tonight’s workstation! A great night w the Dizzy Gillespie All Stars! @ Highline Ballroom
Dizzy Gillespie - The last stroke of midnight The last stroke of midnight Dizzy Gillespie
I liked Dizzy Gillespie's bird flap. That had me terrified.
Big thanks to for including tonight's Jazz Orchestra celebration of Dizzy Gillespie in the
It's taken me all my life to learn what not to play. I don't care much about music. What I like is sounds. Men have…
Come out night, to the to hear the music of with…
NIGHT LIGHTS (2100) is "Bebop Comes To Europe"—a program about American jazz artists performing in Europe in the la…
I added a video to a playlist Dizzy Gillespie - Salt Peanuts (1945)
Miles got a mysticque about him-plus hes at the top of his profession. And hes got way, way, way more money…
Love this Dizzy Gillespie quote from review of beautiful new typeface, Timmons NY https:…
Band 2 playing some great Dizzy Gillespie arrangements for Big Band. Great solos from !!
Dizzying heights: David Grogan on the brilliance of the jazz prophet Dizzy Gillespie, who was born 100 years ago th…
FYI, that's Dizzy Gillespie swooning over Ella. I have a wallpaper of this pic.
Celebrating the centennials of Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk. Friday, 8 December at Southbank Cen…
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should’ve gone with Dizzy Gillespie after 2 fine years at Yorkshire. Bayliss should be removed immediately, wh…
If only you had a nickel every time folks tried to correct you on the Dizzy Gillespie/sax thing 😂😂😂
"You forget about changes when you play but every now & then put in a little lick to let the…
Here's a VERY good piece about Dizzy Gillespie's life and personality.
Check out this in-depth essay on Dizzy Gillespie in The American Scholar.
Happy Ko-Ko Day! On this date in 1945, Charlie Parker (along with Dizzy Gillespie, Curley Russell, and Max Roach) m…
In the last 25 years, to be able to work with Pharrell, Kendrick, Nancy Wilson, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Ro…
Re-living and celebrating the music of jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald and jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie on the BBC Proms.
Wow now here's a rather large piece of jazz history James Moody, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and "Slide"...
1956: Legendary Jazz trumpeter and composer, Dizzy Gillespie attempting to charm a snake by playing a trumpet in…
Dig the idea that Kerouac and Dizzy Gillespie were speaking Irish!
Dizzy Gillespie often crammed chinchilla families into his mouth to distract from the ghostly lion face emerging in his for…
Tonight the Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald centenary Prom. Can't wait to hear Night In Tunisia and Manteca echoing round the RAH.
My new sounds: A Night in Tunisia by Dizzy Gillespie on
- Dizzy Gillespie's A Night in Tunisia performed by The Org, from the album "Downtown"!.
Jazz wins again...Jazz At Massey Hall... Charlie Chan, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Max Roach, and of course Charle…
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John Danquah from Ghana, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie & Freddie Hubbard from the US & Arturo Sandoval from Cuba. May he rest in PEACE.
On this day in 1947: Jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie performs at Club El Sino in Paradise Valley.
If you're gonna get mad at Yachty for not knowing what a cello is, don't forget that Greg Nice once rapped "Dizzy Gillespie plays the sax"
Looking at his work with Ella Fitzgerald, Mahalia Jackson, Dizzy Gillespie and John Coltrane. .
Press be making a face, Dizzy Gillespie.
I added a video to a playlist Jazz Casual - Dizzy Gillespie
I added a video to a playlist A Night In Tunisia - Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker at 1945 Concert
As a teenager I wasn't never sure about how to pronounce Dizzy Gillespie (Miles Davies & Charlie Parker were fine though!)
Learn how the church and gospel influenced Dizzy Gillespie in at 10/9 pm on KET2.
This is right up there with Greg Nice's "Dizzy Gillespie plays the sax".
Men have died for this music. You cant get more serious than that.Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Eric Reed, Randy Napoleon, and more, tonight on Nightside Jazz and Blues! Join...
I was certainly born 65 years to late! I've been listening to Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Dizzy Gillespie, and...
I am listening to Charlie 'Bird' Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Hot jazz. Those blokes could really blow!
pays tribute to his good friend Dizzy Gillespie with Bob Mintzer + Gary Burton now The musi…
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Saw him live at the Capital Jazz Festival. Muddy Waters, Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespie were all there, but it’s Chuck I remember 😔
Gerry Mulligan with Dizzy Gillespie in the living room with a dog at Dizzy's home
Moe Koffman performed in Saint John three times and two of those concerts were with Dizzy Gillespie
I'm listening to "Anythin'" by Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins & Sonny Stitt on
She has performaned with artists such as; Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Collette, Joe Williams, Gerald...
On this day in 1957, Dizzy Gillespie records "Sonny Side Up" with Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt
In this episode, we feature trumpeter Fats Navarro, pianist Bud Powell and wind up with trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie.
Charlie Parker was cool, but Dizzy Gillespie was merely hip. Bilie Holiday was cool; Cab Calloway, hopelessly uncool
Bob Sheppard, that is. Bop Sheppard, of course, was Dizzy Gillespie's PA man. (Autocorrect is ruining my life.)
iPod on shuffle for first time in a while. Dizzy Gillespie. New Order. Bach. Ron Sexsmith. Emmylou...
In 2 pages, Dizzy Gillespie was with Max Roach. Next thing Elvin Jones and John Coltrane are there.
dizzy Gillespie is stuck in my head
Where's dizzy Gillespie when you need him
Today in 1927 trumpeter alum Clora Bryant was born Performed with Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker
“I don’t care about music. What I like is sound.” – Dizzy Gillespie
Roy Eldridge is a crossover generation of influential trumpeters that links innovator Louis Armstrong to the modern sound in Dizzy Gillespie
also, Dizzy Gillespie! she won't tell me much, but i know the dudes cast as Ellington and Gillespie and there's huge potential.
Getting to see Dizzy Gillespie live at The Paramount in Denver when I was 11 years old was amazing.
The science of Dizzy Gillespie's amazing cheeks
Check out Ellington Jazz Party in Stereo - Dizzy Gillespie, Johnny Hodges via
SWING DEAL. Mary Lou Williams plays cards at her Manhattan apartment with Tadd Dameron and Dizzy Gillespie, 1947. https:/…
Here's some perspective. At the 1956 James Cagney emceed and Nat King Cole, Patti Page, and Dizzy Gillespie...
jazz greats Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Byrd & more played our space as Showboat Lounge
Charlie Parker Plays with Dizzy Gillespie in Only Footage Capturing the “Bird” in True Live Performance . GIANTS.
Dizzy Gillespie playing at the Royal Roost, New York City, in 1948. Photograph by Herman Leonard. Have you heard...
Check out what I found. Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra-A Portrait Of Duke Ellington CD via
Chano was a true bridge between cultures. His great work with Dizzy Gillespie deserves its legend:.
Man, them cats was just copying my mistakes. ~ Dizzy Gillespie
you're gunna be a Dizzy Gillespie tribute band just tootin' away
My first ever jazz gig. Dizzy Gillespie was the next one. I owe my non-jazz-loving dad BIG TIME for the miles he put in.
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The Dizzy Combo swings the Spring Jazz Combos concert with GROOVIN' HIGH by Dizzy Gillespie.
Dizzy Gillespie, Richard Wright, Josephine Baker and others made similar migrations north and the out due to racial oppression
📷 historicaltimes: Charlie Parker and Red Rodney watching Dizzy Gillespie and Chuck Wayne , New York...
I love this track: "On the Sunny Side of the Street" by Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins & Sonny Stitt
YOUR UPDATE:. Conor Gillaspie is back on the Giants. Cole Gillespie is in the Marlins organization. Dizzy Gillespie died in 1993.
I swear, Ed, Edd, and Eddy's musical scores were based off Dizzy Gillespie.
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I don't know if it should be Val Kilmer or Tom Hanks to star in the Dizzy Gillespie biopic.
Tadd Dameron with Mary Lou Williams and Dizzy Gillespie at Ms. Williams' NYC apartment in August, 1947.
New on ☞ Gary Keys’ 1986 film capturing Dizzy Gillespie and band...
Dizzy Gillespie: In the 1950s, together with Charlie Parker became a major figur…
What does Chef Bob have in common with Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Plant, Dizzy Gillespie and Mark...
Art Tatum, Artie Shaw, Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Garrett, & more this hour on
Lenny Bruce once lived in her apartment. She was pals with Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie & knew Allen Ginsberg. Godspeed, Lois Weisberg. at the office Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie, backstage N.Y. 1952 Photo Herman Leonard
Brandon Lee play Dizzy Gillespie on January 15 at the Stage Door Theater! Only a few tickets left!
Daniel Schnyder started listening to Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie as a teen.
John Coletrane and Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, this is a song for you 🎷🏵🎺💛
Charlie Palmieri and Dizzy Gillespie - Honoring Cuba today in Jazz Impressions. On air now.
What do Dizzy Gillespie and J.Lo. have in common? Find out tonight on Jazz Impressions 4-6PM CT on 89.3-FM Chicago &
Billie Holiday with Dizzy Gillespie, Gerry Mulligan, and Teddy Wilson at the first Newport Jazz Festival in 1954.
I'm listening to Dizzy Gillespie - Umbrella Man - Jazz Standards on Jazz Standards with TuneIn.
Check out Freddie Hubbard, Jon Faddis and I playing with Dizzy Gillespie at Wolf Trap on June 6, 1987
Cool track of the day - Joe Turner 'Ain't Nobody's Business' with Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Roy Eldridge, Sweets
An awestruck Dizzy Gillespie watching Ella Fitzgerald sing at the Downbeat club in NYC, 1947 (Pic: William Gottlieb) htt…
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving from the band!-Dizzy Gillespie Big Band - Autumn Leaves
"..realized dad was a true badass. But so were his buddies Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Art Blakey, and of course, Max Roach(my teacher).."
Marty Rev, Dizzy Gillespie & a rubber chicken. Read an extract from the Suicide biog:
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Dizzy Gillespie's Freaky cheeks as he plays trumpet
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Heard the progression for Night in Tunisia like fifty times today. 😩 Stuck in my head all day. Dizzy Gillespie was a god TBH.
Dizzy Gillespie's Freaky cheeks as he plays trumpet
Dizzy Gillespie's Freaky cheeks as he plays trumpet {9GAG}
Enjoying Dizzy Gillespie - On the Sunny Side of the Street on Trumpet Jazz channel
Dizzy Gillespie's Freaky cheeks as he plays trumpet ~
I liked a video "Bloomdido" Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie
We too feel closer to God here, and I just put out dried corn, seeds, nuts for a chipmunk with cheeks full like Dizzy Gillespie
Celebrating Thelonious Monk who would have been 98 today. Shown here at with Dizzy Gillespie in 1963. http…
Amazing video of Dizzy Gillespie with jazz greats Tito Puente, Bob Berg, John Scofield, Airto, Flora Purim,...
Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Earl Hines and David Amram had all shown up on a cruise ship that day in Havana Bay...
Ny favorit: Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra by Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra feat. Chano Pozo
Dizzy Gillespie plays Carnegie Hall w/ Ella Fitzgerald & Charlie Parker today in 1947.
in 1947, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker debut at Carnegie Hall.
Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, and Gerald Wilson backstage at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1963.
The Real Stuff, Straight with no Chaser. Jon Faddis and Wynton Marsalis playing Dizzy Gillespie's “Things to Come”:
Initially misread this as “autographed Dizzy Gillespie autograph” and was like “Whoa! That’s fantastically post-modern!”
Prized possession: my autographed Dizzy Gillespie autobiography.
I was the Dizzy Gillespie - made some really stupid faces but was a consummate bullying expert
Do you remember It's The Talk Of The Town - Dizzy Gillespie? WSKIDRadio does...
Dizzy Gillespie - "They're not particular whether you're playing a flat 5th or a ruptured 129th as long as they can da…
Here's Dizzy Gillespie playing tennis in his underwear while smoking a cigar.
Where can you hear a set with music by Dizzy Gillespie, Jaco Pastorius, John Legend and Bobby Timmons with Art...
Dizzy Gillespie and Benny Carter exchange be-bop greeting, 1948
Far right is Dizzy Gillespie. Second to left is drummer Tommy Campbell and he's on our album
And then, suddenly, it's time for Dizzy Gillespie. Live in Montreux, 1977. Ouch, so nice.
Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker What did Dizzy Gillespie, Rex Harrison, Donna reed and Fred Gwynn die of?cancer
Charlie Parker and Red Rodney watching Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) and Chuck Wayne (guitar), New York City 1947.
On this day in saxophone history, Hilton Jefferson was born, Danbury, CT 1903. C/o his work w/Cab Calloway, Dizzy Gillespie, & Chick Webb.
Add some rhythm to your with BIRD AND DIZ, a foldout book about Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie "Bird" Parker are headliner subjects of tonight's Meet the Music program for Grades 1& up.
Blues and BBQ, Jazz and Dizzy Gillespie, Folk and Woody Guthrie, All the Incarnations of Bob Dylan
Charlie Parker does very little, Trombone Shorty puffs only one cheek, Dizzy Gillespie puffs so hard his neck expands...
1982, Dizzy Gillespie and Arturo Sandoval teamed up for a 5 song jam session released as "To a Finland Station" http:/…
Met OC after a Massey Hall concert late 70s (also featured Dizzy Gillespie) Twirled me round- said "You are Tangerine." Miss him
See a photo of Dizzy Gillespie charming a cobra and other photos of America's Jazz Ambassadors. is coming!
I think my favourite part about teaching trumpet to kids is scaring them straight with Dizzy Gillespie videos.
I love Nice&Smooth like the next guy. But 'Dizzy Gillespie plays a sax...' has always made me cringe. Really?
Dizzy Gillespie - "One of the reasons we're here is to be a part of this process of exchange."
hoping at least one of the trumpeters in this plays with Dizzy Gillespie cheeks
Listening to Dizzy Gillespie "Salt Peanuts" Bet don't nobody know what genre this song is.
He talk abt play'n w/ a young Dizzy Gillespie when he was developing Bop, & record'n with Charlie Parker when Bird was on drugs
Toddler just said "I want to watch Dizzy Gillespie play the trumpet." Thanks, YouTube, for old episodes of The Muppet Show.
Dizzy Gillespie - You Wanna Be Americano via great song!
American jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie plays at the Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island,
“There have been two great revelations in my life: The first was bepop, the second was homeopathy.” ― Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie - 1955 by G. Marshall Wilson. EBONY is selling photo prints, you guys!
Should I worry if her *** sound like a kazoo played by Dizzy Gillespie …?
"Keep one foot in the past, one foot in the present and an eye on the future" Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie...proof that mom was right when she said your face might stay that way 👀
that's why i think we need an overseas coach. Someone like dizzy Gillespie would change our mentality and approach 👍
Idea: rock tribute to Dizzy Gillespie called "Thin Dizzy" I don't really feel like pursuing that so it's all yours if yr into it.
Yes, his work with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie is quite wonderful. I'm more amazed by Art Tatum's restraint here...
Great to have Jason Gillespie as the new coach look for ward to big bash 5 all the best dizzy
Dizzy pours cold water on Redbacks return
Dizzy pours cold water on Redbacks return: SOUTH AUSTRALIA officials are still in the ear of Jason Gillespie but the man himself has ...
Get to know our Prime Time players: trombonist Brian Walley played w/ Dizzy Gillespie, Rosemary Clooney, and k.d.lang …
Today in history: 1924, saxophonist Charlie Rouse born in DC. Worked with Dizzy Gillespie & Thelonious Monk:
It is time for some John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and some Charlie Parker.
Now I'm gonna go listen to Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis for days.
Besides Parker, you had Max Roach, Charles Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bud Powell. That's nearly an unfair cast of musicians/magicians.
Watching that near miss probably gave Steve Waugh a headache and reminded Dizzy Gillespie of his leg!
I thought for a minute another collision like Steve Waugh and Dizzy Gillespie was going to happen
Duke Ellington at the piano as Dizzy Gillespie (seated behind Ellington) and others swing, 1943.
Do you know this classic standard "A night in tunisia"of Dizzy Gillespie,with Michael Camilo and Dafnis Prieto
Kenny Burrell receiving Guitar Player Magazine's 2015 Certified Legend Award. Some quotes "Kenny Burrell is the greatest guitarist in the world and he's my favorite" BB King. - "Burrell is grand master of Jazz guitar" Dizzy Gillespie - "Thats the sound I'm looking for" Jimi Hendrix.
Louis Hayes, Peter Zak, a Dizzy Gillespie jam session and debuting new Quincy Davis this hour on
My record collection has everything from Dizzy Gillespie to Kanye West to Phillip Glass to Linda Ronstadt to Russian State USSR Choirs
Today In Rock History – January 6 1924 – Vocalist and 5 string banjo virtuoso, Earl Scruggs, was born today. 1946 – Singer, guitarist and founding member for Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett, was born today. 1953 – Rhythm guitarist for AC/DC, Malcolm Young, was born today. 1957 – Elvis Presley made his last appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show" in New York City. 1958 – Gibson guitars introduces the Flying V guitar. 1976 – The album, "Frampton Comes Alive", was released by Herb Alpert's A&M Records in the U.S. 1977 – Stone City Attractions presents Rush, Artful Dodger and Leslie West at the Music Hall in Houston, TX. 1993 – Trumpet player and band leader, Dizzy Gillespie (John Birks Gillespie), died today. 1996 – Stone City Attractions presents Ozzy Osbourne, Korn and Life of Agony at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. 2006 – Singer, Lou Rawls, died today. 2007 – Pedal steel guitarist and co-founder of the Flying Burrito Brothers, Pete “Sneaky Pete” Kleinow, died today. 2009 - The iTunes M ...
Drat, so Dizzy Gillespie's reign WILL continue unchallenged.
Dug this one up after a sarcastic conversation last night, but this is really good, especially the Dizzy Gillespie charts of Round Midnight and Manteca.
God dammit. Dizzy Gillespie and Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World is playing... This is truly bittersweet
Enough nuts in those cheeks to look like Dizzy Gillespie.
It's clearly the glasses, but you've got a Dizzy Gillespie thing going on in that pic
Listening to 'Groovin' High' by Dizzy Gillespie Sextet vía
another eight years of Karl Rove, Dana Perino and Dizzy Gillespie; you can have him
Dizzy Gillespie & Chano Pozo record Manteca today in 1947.
but there are greats. Chuck mangione, dizzy Gillespie, weather report, chick corea. You just gotta find it.
The best of Jason Gillespie on The Roar: A true(ish) version of his 201*
JKust when you think it can't get any better. Dizzy Gillespie / Oscar Peterson - via
On this day in '47, Dizzy Gillespie recorded "Manteca" with percussionist Chano Pozo...
*** yeah. They're gonna call me dizzy Gillespie instead of Wilma after this game
So dear Sir. Will you come to London with a Dizzy Gillespie homage concert please ?
Congrats to Dizzy on your success , not bad for a boy from Menai and a Outbacks coach !
It’s taken me all my life to learn what NOT to play. Dizzy Gillespie ︼▄︼
This Day in 1947, Dizzy Gillespie records the classic tune "Manteca" with percussionist Chano Pozo.
in 1947, trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie recorded Manteca, with percussionist Chano Pozo.
The Great African-American Classical Art-Form Moncur III (born June 3, 1937) is an American jazz trombonist. He is one of the few real free jazz trombonists, as well as a prolific composer. He is the son of jazz bassist Grachan Moncur II. Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, USA, Grachan began playing the cello at age nine, and switched to the trombone at eleven. In high school he attended the Laurinburg Institute in North Carolina, the private school where Dizzy Gillespie studied. While still in school he began sitting in with touring jazz musicians on their way through town, such as Art Blakey and Jackie McLean, with whom he formed a lasting friendship. After high school he toured with Ray Charles (1959-1962), Art Farmer and Benny Golson’s Jazztet (1962), and Sonny Rollins, and played and recorded with Marion Brown, Joe Henderson, and Archie Shepp. He took part in two classic Jackie McLean albums in the early 1960s, One Step Beyond and Destination Out, which led to two influential albums of his own ...
THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE JAZZ GREATS WHO WERE FREEMASONS Freemasonry and jazz are strange bedfellows. But in the 1950s, Freemasonry became a support network for musicians and the world’s largest fraternity for African-Americans. Some of the renowned African-American musicians to be inducted into the mysterious world of Freemasonry were Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, WC Handy, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton and Paul Robeson. Throughout history, Freemasonry has attracted musicians. Mozart is the obvious example. But in 18th-century London, a Lodge was established called the Lodge of the Nine Muses, which attracted a number of European musicians and artists, including J.C. Bach. For musicians and artists who were new to a city, the Masonic Lodge would have accorded them with an opportunity to meet fellow artists and network with people who might be able to give them work or help them find work. The same applied two centuries later, across the Atlantic. Musicians often led an itinerant ...
Photo: buttondownmoda: Dizzy Gillespie by Salem State Archives on Flickr. Dizzy and James Moody at Lennie’s...
IN MEMORIAM: Art Blakey October 11, 1919 - October 16, 1990 Art Blakey was a Grammy Award-winning jazz drummer and bandleader and is known, alongside Kenny Clarke and Max Roach, as one of the inventors of the modern bebop style of drumming. Blakey was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to a single mother, who he lost shortly after his birth. He was subsequently raised with his siblings by a family friend who became a surrogate mother. Blakey received some piano lessons at school and by the time he was in seventh grade, was playing music full-time. At this time, Blakey had begun to take on adult responsibilities, playing the piano to earn money and learning to be a band leader. He switched from piano to drums in the early 1930s and adopted the aggressive swing style of Chick Webb, Big Sid Catlett and Ray Bauduc. Blakey made a name for himself in the 1940s in the big bands of Fletcher Henderson and Billy Eckstine. He worked with bebop legends Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. In the mid 19 ... featured in NBC s Science of Love
Airmen of Note have collaborated with iconic legends- Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughan, & Doc Severinsen
Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie awaiting arrest in Houston, TX 1955. They were Freedom Riders too!
Photo: karamazove: Sonny Rollins ,Dizzy Gillespie, Gerry Mulligan, Ben Webster and Dave Brubeck  at the...
Daily Factoidal Dosage - 9/29 1654 - Composer Vincenz Lubeck was born. 1674 - Jacques Hotteterre was born. 1930 - Bing Crosby married Dixie Lee. 1947 - Dizzy Gillespie gave his first Carnegie Hall concert. 1954 - The movie musical "A Star Is Born" made its world premiere in Hollywood. 1956 - RCA Victor, by this day, had received 856,327 advance orders for "Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley. 1962 - "My Fair Lady" closed after a 6½ year run on Broadway. The show, Bo Diddley at the time, held the record for the longest-running musical. 1963 - The Rolling Stones opened their first English tour in London at the New Victoria. Also on the bill were and the Everly Brothers. 1967 - "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" was released by Gladys Knight & the Pips. 1967 - Mickey Hart joined the Grateful Dead. 1974 - John Lennon appeared on WNEW-FM in New York as a guest DJ. 1975 - Jackie Wilson fell into a coma. He never recovered. 1976 - Jerry Lee Lewis was charged with shooting a firearm within the city limits. He hit . ...
LISTENING to one of my old jazz radio programs I converted from an old High Output TDK cassette to a CD a few years ago, I introduced him as a "piano maestro" on the show, "After The Storm", whilst banging out The Last Buzz from the album, Did You Feet That? The show borrowed its name from jazz guitarist, Norman Brown's acclaimed CD by the same name and also featured prominently. I started the show from scratch after months of begging and pleading with my own jazz collection at a government-controlled radio station at a small town, called Windhoek in Namibia and played a lot of Joe Sample and The Crusaders. My crib, Jazzmatazz, later became a popular hang-out for jazz lovers in the town. Some of my Joe Sample CD collection, which included the rare Rainbow Seeker I just brought from the States then, the sought-after "Collection" CD, as well as Ashes To Ashes etc, were however stolen when criminals broke into my house which also included the last Live CD by Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Grusin, all my jazz albums b ...
Sun Ra, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, and Pharaoh Sanders are usually my go-to. They get my mind going.
Cabell "Cab" Calloway III (December 25, 1907 – November 18, 1994) was a jazz singer and bandleader. He was strongly associated with the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York City, where he was a regular performer. Calloway was a master of energetic scat singing and led one of the United States' most popular big bands from the start of the 1930s through to the late 1940s. Calloway's band featured performers including trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham, saxophonists Ben Webster and Leon "Chu" Berry, New Orleans guitar ace Danny Barker, and bassist Milt Hinton. Calloway continued to perform until his death in 1994 at the age of 86. Contents 1 Biography 1.1 Early years 1.2 Success 1.3 Later years 2 Honors 3 Selected awards and recognitions 3.1 Grammy history 3.2 Other honors 4 Discography 4.1 Charting Singles 5 Stage appearances 6 Filmography 7 References 8 External links Biography Early years Calloway was born in Rochester, New York, on Christmas Day in 1907. The family relocated to Baltimore ...
It's the birthday of jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker, born in Kansas City, Kansas (1920). He is considered one of the half-dozen greatest jazz musicians, right up there with Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. Early in his career, he received the nickname of "Yardbird," and then he became known as "Bird." Before Parker's innovations, jazz meant swing, melodies played at dance tempos by musicians in big orchestras who never got to take solos for very long. Late at night, after their big-band jobs were over, Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and other black musicians kept on playing, improvising long lines at blazing speed. Parker used a lot of flatted fifths, and jazz players used the word "bebop" to sing a flatted fifth, but Parker didn't like to use the word for the way he played. "Let's not call it bebop," he said. "Let's just call it music." Parker said: "I realized by using the high notes of the chords as a melodic line, and by the right harmonic progression, I could play what I heard inside me. That's when I ...
Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol - Caravan (is now playing
What do Roy Haynes, Lee Morgan, James Joe Jones, James Moody & Dizzy Gillespie have in common? Pianist Kenny Barron of course!
“Ritchie Valens - Oh Donna” Richie Valens makes me want to live in the 60's! Check out Dizzy Gillespie!
Dizzy Gillespie with the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band - Manteca, live in Denmark, 1970 Manteca via
Trumpeter and composer Josh Rzepka will lead his Jazz Trio in a performance that will feature the music of jazz greats Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and others. His trio will also play original compositions from his critically acclaimed albums Into the Night,and Midwest Coast, albums that both charted on the national Jazz Week radio chart reaching as high as the position. Bring your picnics and blankets. In the event of rain, the concert will be at The United Church of Christ, 217 E. Liberty Street, Medina, Ohio 44256 Brought to you in part with generous underwriting from The Medina County Community Fund and The Wolff Family Charitable Trust, The Medina County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Waite and Sons Funeral Home and Lager & Vine Gastropub & Wine Bar, Robert and Cecelia Roman and Ritzman Pharmacy.
pays homage to Argentine pianist Jorge Dalto, who played with Dizzy Gillespie and George Benson
This morning, a final farewell to two famous musicians who had a tremendous influence on their fields…two fields that couldn’t have been more different. One of the greatest and most influential jazz bass players of all time, Charlie Haden, passed away Friday at 76. He was a multiple Grammy winner and played with everyone from Ornette Coleman and Dizzy Gillespie to Ringo Starr. And turning 180 degrees from modern jazz, Tommy Ramone – real name Tommy Erdelyi – has died in Queens at 65. He was the very first drummer and producer for the band that inspired the punk rock movement of the 1970s, the Ramones. Back then, they were considered shocking. Today, crowds repeat their chant, “Hey, *** Let’s go!” at every baseball game. Tommy was also the last surviving original member of the Ramones. The bassist, Dee Dee, died of drugs, and all the rest – Joey, Johnny and now Tommy – died of cancer. I don’t know what the odds of that are. But I do know that if there’s a “Rock and Roll ...
Dizzy Gillespie is joined by George Benson, Stan Getz, Gary Burton and Carmen McRae in this 1980 Sail On Boston show.
Another week of overnights has come to an end but it's not just any week as I peer over the precipice of another year both professionally and personally. It's been a year unlike any in recent memory, not dull to be sure but also not yet resolved, these kind tend to come in double waves. Every night here in the near north side quiet, I reconnect with you and my classic rock roots, We grew up in the era when rock matured from teen music into a musical genre for the rest of our lives. We'll be buried to it instead of burying it before we pass even if it is no longer the dominant commercial force on the Billboard charts anymore. Same thing happened to jazz before many of us were yet alive...changing from big band popular music to which our parents jitterbugged to a more elusive, harder to define, less hummable style pioneered by Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. I'm so glad I got to witness Diz in concert. High school at New Trier in the early Seventies was not a highlight of my life to be sure but during s ...
IN MEMORIAM: Louie Bellson July 6, 1924 - February 14, 2009 Louie Bellson was born in Rock Falls, Illinois. He was a composer, arranger, bandleader, educator, and author. He is also considered one of "The Big Three" drummers along with Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich. Described by Duke Ellington - Verve Records as “not only the world’s greatest drummer...(but also) the world’s greatest musician,” Louie Bellson began playing drums at age three. At 15, he pioneered the double bass drum setup. At 17, he triumphed over 40,000 drummers to win the Gene Krupa drumming contest. Louie performed on more than 200 albums with such greats as Duke Ellington, Count Basie _ Verve Records, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, Woody Herman, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson - Verve Records, Dizzy Gillespie, Louie Armstrong, Lionel Hampton _ Verve Records, James Brown, Sammy Davis, Jr., Tony Bennett, Mel Torme - Verve Records, Joe Williams, Wayne Newton and his late wife, Pearl Bailey. Louie also had the ...
Dizzy Gillespie records Mary Lou Williams' In The Land of Oo-Bla-Dee today in 1949.
"There was my mother and there was Sarah Vaughn and Dizzy Gillespie and I was like, Wow!" - Gap Mangione growing up around the greats
"The Great African-American Classical Art-Form" now, nearly sixty years later, it seems improbable that a group which came together as the rhythm section for one of the hottest players in bebop's genesis era, trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, could morph into a standalone group that was the epitome of grace, elegance and cool dignity. But that's exactly what happened when Gillespie recruited pianist John Lewis (1920-2001), vibraphonist Milt Jackson (1923-1999), bassist Ray Brown (1926-2002) and drummer Kenny Clarke (1914-1985), giving the quartet an opportunity to shine as a discrete unit when it came time, during his sextet's exhausting sets, to give the horns a break, calling, "OK, band off!" Brown didn't stay very long when the quartet decided to continue as the Milt Jackson Quartet; after recording just four sides, he left for greater fame, fortune and longevity with Canadian pianist Oscar Peterson (1925-2007). Not long after Percy Heath (1923-2005) replaced Brown in MJQ, the group managing to retain its acr ...
LEW & FRANCES HARRIS. Some us have been discussing Lew Harris and his wife, Frances Kay Harris. Here's the piece I wrote after Mrs. Harris's death. The Story of Franny Kay’s Bout with Lew’s Piano By Bill Cherry The glow of sunset in the summer skies, The golden flicker of the fire flies, The gleam of love light in your loving eyes, These are the things I love --Words by Harold Barlow, Music by Lewis Harris Galveston implant, Lew Harris, wrote the music to this song when, just out of Boston College, he was the pianist with the house orchestra at Manhattan's famous Rainbow Room. Over the years, Lew Harris’ song, “These Are the Things I Love,” has been recorded by Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Caterina Valente, Della Reese, even jazz trumpet player, Dizzy Gillespie. But to Galvestonians, the most memorable version was sung by Robert Goulet, because it was the theme song for Lew Harris’ wife, Frances’ 54-consecutive year radio program for the Island’s KGBC-AM. After University of Texas, Franc . ...
Today in 1944 the legendary Dizzy Gillespie first recorded the jazz classic "A Night in Tunisia", check it out below!
Michael from Rexford, MT wishes they had Night in Tunisia by Dizzy Gillespie
You don't gotta like me, but you have to respect me, i toot my own horn like Dizzy Gillespie.
this week I learned that Dizzy Gillespie played tennis in his underpants.
Jazz concert tonight in downtown Chicago, CSO, Two Tickets to the first takers. Jon Faddis / MARCUS ROBERTS Jun 13 8:00 PM Friday, June 13, 2014 Dizzy Gillespie once said of Jon Faddis, “He’s the best ever, including me!” Faddis brings together an unparalleled lineup of jazz trumpeters to celebrate the role of the trumpet in jazz throughout the past century. The Marcus Roberts Trio, known for its virtuosic style, is joined by outstanding young musicians for New Orleans Swing Time, which celebrates the contributions of great New Orleans jazz musicians from Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong to modern favorites.
Nelson Rockefeller no, Andrew Carnegie no, Im talking about Bird and Thelonius Monk and Dizzy Gillespie and Leonard Feather. Playing Jam sessions and communicating using non verbal communication. The idea that melodies and harmonies are words as well.
Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Milt (Milton) Jackson, and Timmie Rosenkrantz at the Downbeat in New...
The 2nd Frog Island Fextival was in 1983, which I remember well. My assignment was to pick up the headliner, the great baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams, at the airport and put him up at our house that night. I'm waiting and waiting at the terminal, and no one resembling Pepper Adams is coming off the flight. Finally the last two guys come out slowly, talking to each other - a small white guy and a larger black guy. The white guy looks like Pepper Adams, so I go up and introduce myself. Yes, it's him. Then I reach down to pick up the case I thought he had set down on the floor. At this point the other guy says, "Don't touch that case." I had not been looking at him - just concentrating on Pepper. Now I look straight at him … and it's Dizzy Gillespie. He was connecting to another flight. "Yes sir, Mr. Gillespie sir, whatever you say, sir." Then he smiles and lets out a big laugh. Then Pepper laughs, and finally I laugh. It was his trumpet case. He picks it up and is off to his next flight. The rest of th ...
"A Night in Tunisia" is a musical composition written by Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Paparelli in 1942 while Gillespie was playing with the Ea...
The Wheeler Jazz Camp guest artists this year in a new format with live music concerts! Open rehearsals and Q&A during the shows. I want to have concerts and live music where kids can learn how to listen and learn how to ask questions about what's happening. On Tuesday we will play a concert of my original compositions with drummer Lee Fish.If you don't know Lee then you need to check him out because he is an amazing musician. He is a great person with a great vibe and brings that into the music every time he plays.He will be talking about his concept and thoughts about Music. On Wednesday we have a special concert with the Ed Tomassi group. Ed is simply one of the best mentors any musician can ask for. He knows the tradition inside and out (in & out ). During the show he will be taking questions and interacting with students. Last but not least drummer Marty Richards one of those cats that it's a musicians musician.He played with Gary Burton, Dizzy Gillespie,Pat Metheny, Tommy Flanagan to name a few. I . ...
hey are you related to Dizzy Gillespie?
Tonight at 8pm at the opera house small theater BOGHDADY BIG BAND CONCERT tunes for Duke Ellington,Astor Piazzola,Chick Corea,Dizzy Gillespie,and others Looking forward to seeing you there
This beat I got called " Dizzy Peaches " Dizzy Gillespie inspired this joint...coming soon..
4 Other Times. The girl dressed in Art Deco & wowed the crowd. We all got Dizzy from the Gillespie. Loose lips they say...
Dizzy Gillespie-full band-1956 South name is "Cool Breeze"..check out the improvisation from these players...great band...
I'm listening to Rails by Dizzy Gillespie on Pandora
Jazz Alley hosting Cherry Poppin Daddies?!! This is akin to spitting on the intellectual achievements of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, et al.
Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie - Groovin High . . Two geniuses at the peak of their dizzying heights! 😉
I feel like personally hand selects what plays on her pandora station. This Dizzy Gillespie rendition of Summertime is life!🙌
A recording of 'Round Midnight' with Charlie Parker and dizzy gillespie. Enjoy.
Atlantic Records was incorporated in October 1947 and was run by Abramson (the company president) and Ertegun (vice-president in charge of A&R, production and promotion) while Abramson's wife Miriam ran the label's publishing company, Progressive Music, and did most office duties until 1949 when Atlantic hired its first employee, book-keeper Francine Wakschal, who remained with the label for the next 49 years.[7] Miriam quickly gained a reputation for toughness: staff engineer Tom Dowd later recalled; "Tokyo Rose was the kindest name some people had for her"[8] and Doc Pomus described her as "an extraordinarily vitriolic woman".[9] When interviewed in 2009 she attributed her reputation to the company's chronic cash-flow shortage: " ... most of the problems we had with artists were that they wanted advances, and that was very difficult for us ... we were undercapitalized for a long time."[10] The label's original office in the Ritz Hotel, Manhattan proved too expensive so they relocated to an $85 per month ...
Photo: calimarikid: Danny Barker & Dizzy Gillespie asleep on a train. Photograph by Milt Hinton From the...
always love me a little Dizzy Gillespie.
IN MEMORIAM: Sheldon "Shelly" Manne June 11, 1920 - September 26, 1984 Although associated with West Coast jazz, New York City born Shelly Manne was known for his versatility and ability to play in a variety of styles, including Dixieland, swing, bebop, avant-garde jazz and fusion, as well as contributing to the musical background of hundreds of Hollywood films and television programs. During his career he recorded in almost every type of music conceivable, from the combos of the swing era to the first albums by Ornette Coleman - Blue Note Records, as well as with such artists as Oliver Nelson, Mahalia Jackson, the L.A. 4, and film scores by Jerry Goldsmith. Manne's father, Max Manne, himself a drummer, exposed Shelly to a life of music from early childhood. Since his father worked at the Roxy in New York City, Shelly was aware of the talents of Billy Gladstone, Jo Jones, and Dave Tough. After a brief attempt at the saxophone, Manne took his first drum lesson from Gladstone, the most admired percussionist ...
The trumpeter demonstrates his love for his mentor, Dizzy Gillespie, in a performance of "Fiesta Mojo." He also joins host Marian McPartland for Sonny Rollins' "St. Thomas" in a 2004 session.
listening to some Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins and Shorty Baker with my pops while I study
Tonigth from 8.30pm to 11.30pm, We will have the honor of receiving Ed Cherry. Ed Cherry (12 October 1954, New Haven, Connecticut –) is an American jazz guitarist and studio musician. Cherry is perhaps best known for his long association with trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, with whom he performed from 1978 until shortly before Gillespie's death in 1993. Since that time, he has worked with several well-known jazz performers, including Paquito D'Rivera, Jon Faddis, John Patton Hamiet Bluiett, Henry Threadgill, and Paula West. He has also recorded a number of albums as a leader, including with his current trio.
Sat at 2, check out “The Cool World,” shot in 1960s Harlem with a score by Dizzy Gillespie
Just a reminder that I will be Demo Artist in colored pencil -- scribble technique such as my self-portrait and Dizzy Gillespie -- at the Artists Lounge in the Pop Revolution Art Gallery in Mason tonight from 5-9! Hopefully see you there!
oh, how we danced. the piano's hammer fell. til midnight~. we danced past sunrise to old. Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie records.
Dizzy Gillespie said of Louis Armstrong, "No him. No me."
What kinda name is Dizzy Gillespie anyways?
I added a video to a playlist Al Hirt, Pete Candoli, Dizzy Gillespie, and Don Ellis
Drinking in some Dizzy Gillespie before sleep
Cab performed at the famous cotton club in Harlem and played with Dizzy Gillespie and Louis Armstrong.
listen to desafinado by Stan Getz or dizzy gillespie. Its a super chill samba tune that you might like
BIRTHDAY WISHES: Bernard "Pretty" Purdie was born today in 1939 in Elkton, Maryland. Bernard Purdie began playing drums at age six and turned professional by age 14 becoming the main provider for his family by playing with country and carnival bands. According to Purdie, this "schooling" enabled him to "feel my way into nearly every kind of music, 'cause I had to know all styles and was never afraid to try something new." Purdie's influences at that time were Papa Jo Jones, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Joe Marshall, Art Blakey, Cozy Cole, Sticks Evans, Panama Francis, Louis Bellson, and Herbie Lovelle. Purdie moved to New York after high school and began his incredible career playing with the biggest names in soul, jazz, pop, and rock that include Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis, Cat Stevens, James Brown, B.B. King, Tom Jones, Todd Rundgren, Joe Cocker, Dizzy Gillespie, Isaac Hayes, Hall & Oates, and Steely Dan. Purdie is also known for his contributions to the funk style of drumming with his "Purdie Shuffle." Hi ...
Count Basie at piano, Lester Young on sax, with Dizzy Gillespie behind him, Mezz Mezzrow on clarinet, NY,1943
thank you for letting us use your wonderful studio! I love that you have a pic of Dizzy Gillespie in your waiti…
"Two years before [Duke] Ellington died, in 1972, Yale University held a gathering of leading black jazz musicians in order to raise money for a department of African-American music. Aside from Ellington, the musicians who came for three days of concerts, jam sessions, and workshops included Eubie Blake, Noble Sissle, Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Mary Lou Williams, and Willie (the Lion) Smith. During a performance by a Gillespie-led sextet, someone evidently unhappy with this presence on campus called in a bomb threat. The police attempted to clear the building, but Mingus refused to leave, urging the officers to get all the others out but adamantly remaining onstage with his bass. “Racism planted that bomb, but racism ain’t strong enough to kill this music,” he was heard telling the police captain. (And very few people successfully argued with Mingus.) “If I’m going to die, I’m ready. But I’m going out playing ‘Sophisticated Lady.’ ” Once outside, Gillespie and his grou ...
Remember this guy and a photo of his Philly home 1511 N. 33rd St. property bought for $5,416 by John Coltrane. (1951?) John Coltrane, his mother, aunt and cousin arrived in Philadelphia from High Point, N.C., in 1943. Coltrane had studied the saxophone and clarinet while in high school in North Carolina. In Philadelphia, he worked at the Campbell Soup plant and a sugar refinery. Drafted in 1945, he played in the U.S. Navy Band. Coltrane toured with famed trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie in 1950 and returned to Philadelphia in 1951, when he started hanging out in black clubs and attended Ornstein School of Music, formerly part of Combs College of Music in Chestnut Hill. Coltrane continued his classical studies on a scholarship during the day at the Granoff School of Music near 21st and Spruce. At night, he played rhythm and blues and jazz in such clubs as Zanzibar, the Downbeat and the Blue Note
Prepare for a charming evening... With Love will perform music from the Great American Song Book at Tim Noah's Thumbnail Theater in Snohomish on Saturday, June 7th at 7:30 pm. This special ensemble of musicians will share their renditions of compositions and arrangements from the likes of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, Kurt Weill, Harold Arlen, George Gershwin, among others. Prepare to be charmed...
BB King ...Dizzy Gillespie ...Count Base ... Buddy Rich and his orchestra.. McCoy Tyner... Joe Bonamassa... The Sugar Man Rodriguez... Chaka Kahn just to name a few of the fantastic opportunities I've had to see great music ... Who have you seen that blew your sox's off and who do you want to see yet? it doesnt have to be in a jazz or blues frame ..
Hear Thelonious Monk, Sonny Stitt, Art Blakey and Dizzy Gillespie in this Giants of Jazz show from Yankee Stadium.
In the 70s I went to Ronnie Scott's club many times with my dad. We saw Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Art Pepper, Buddy Rich, MJQ, Elvin Jones and many others. Tonight I'm going back to Ronnie's and am taking my youngest, Rory, to see Jean Luc Ponty. Promises to be a great day out in the smoke and I'm sure it'll be a memorable gig too.late show 10.30 and then the house band and jam at 1 till 3am - can't wait! I feel excited, like I did when I first went with dad when I was 15. Bring it on!
Dizzy Gillespie with his unique trumpet in a cool +. Great 1996 BBC concert
Dizzy Gillespie. Live in '58 & '70. Sky Arts 2 . Tomorrow . 16:30. . Hit the RECORD button now!!!
Thanks to EmArcy Records "Those bearded hepcats like to remember legendary jazz vocalist Billy Eckstine just for his groundbreaking big band that brought Bop into the world with Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker - Verve Records and most every other great jazz nickname on board. But Eckstine was more than that. He was the first male African-American romantic idol, arguably the most popular singer in America in the late '40s, and the owner of a distinctively beautiful voice. The middle-class Eckstine hated the blues and work songs that Louis Armstrong and Jimmy Rushing sang in the early '40s. Eckstine's lush, deep baritone was as sophisticated as his sense of style, and although his star waned in the early '50s, he continued to record great albums with the likes of Count Basie _ Verve Records, Quincy Jones and Pete Rugolo.[MUSICSTACK]"
The Village Gate. "New York lost and found" - 3. A Greenwich Village club which left profound traces was the "Village Gate". Very different from "Your Father's Mustache". Renowned for its jazz performances, visiting artists, live recordings and radio shows. But expensive for rookie sailor's - admission charge above more than one beer. Watching the visitors and catching comments from arriving or leaving guests – obviously also another set of visitors. So it happened we just were standing outside the Gate, listening to the music. From Wikipedia: “The Village Gate was a nightclub at the corner of Thompson and Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village, New York. Art D'Lugoff opened the club in 1958, on the ground floor and basement of 158 Bleecker Street. In its heyday, the Village Gate also included an upper-story performance space, known as the Top of the Gate. Throughout its 38 years the Village Gate featured such musicians as John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, ...
Jam of the Week: Week,is a go..already solos by Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Garrett and John Coltrane
Happy Birthday - Betty Carter (born Lillie Mae Jones, May 16, 1929 September 26, 1998) was an American jazz singer known for her improvisational technique, scatting and other complex musical abilities that demonstrated her vocal talent and imaginative interpretation of lyrics and melodies. Vocalist Carmen McRae once remarked, "there's really only one jazz singer – only one: Betty Carter." Carter was born in Flint, Michigan, and grew up in Detroit. Even at a young age, Carter was able to bring a new vocal style to jazz. The breathiness of her voice was a characteristic seldom heard before her appearance on the music scene. She also was well known for her passion for scat singing. Detroit, where Carter grew up, was a hotbed of jazz growth. After signing with a talent agent after her win at amateur night, Carter had opportunities to perform with famous jazz artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, who visited Detroit for an extensive amount of time. Gillespie is often considered responsible for her strong passion ...
Concert at Gem Theater to recall 1953 Toronto show by jazz giants. Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell,...
Happy Birthday: May 8, 1910 (1981): Mary Lou Williams was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. Williams wrote hundreds of compositions and arrangements, and recorded more than one hundred records (in 78, 45, and LP versions). Williams wrote and arranged for such bandleaders as Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman, and she was friend, mentor, and teacher to Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Tadd Dameron, Dizzy Gillespie, and many others.
It was an honor and privilege to perform tonight at Minton's in Harlem for a private event. It's a jazz club/restaurant where bebop was born and where the foundations of modern jazz were established (one of many). Six students (2 of which were a bassist and a drummer) and I sang/played on the stage where some of jazz's biggest names either played or performed regularly. Names like Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday... And the list goes on. All of these names that I have been either learning about or learning from or both! So grateful for this opportunity provided by my Blues Ensemble teacher, Daniel "Danny" Mixon, an amazing pianist and musician who is also accompanying me in this video. I hope to do many more gigs like this!!! Anyway, I performed "Lullaby of Birdland" by George David Weiss and George Shearing. Hope you guys like it! If it sounds a little muffled it's because a lot of the speakers ar ...
"As demonstrated by our jazz ancestors Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, jazz established and...
BWB into the next hour of cool Jazz with Cannonball Adderley, Errol Garner, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles & Count Basie, Wes Montgomery, Tito Puente, David Sanborn, MIke Longo Trio + 2, Stacey Kent and more to cool off your evening with some Cool Jazz From BWB on just for you
SPITIMOU.jazz ARTICLE OF THE DAY..Francis Davis YOUTH has become the most frequent topic of conversation in jazz. The talk concerns a crop of instrumentalists in their twenties and very early thirties, including the tenor saxophonists Joshua Redman and James Carter, the trumpeters Roy Hargrove and Nicholas Payton, the pianists Cyrus Chestnut and Jacky Terrasson, and the bassist Christian McBride, who are supposedly luring audiences their own age and younger to jazz. This accent on youth could be interpreted as an effort to shake the blues of just a few years ago, when all anybody in jazz seemed to talk about was death. Sarah Vaughan died early in 1990, followed in less than three years by Art Blakey, Stan Getz, Miles Davis, and Dizzy Gillespie. Along with grief, these deaths triggered panic that time might also be running out for jazz as a commercially viable form of music. Jazz was already short of marquee names when the nineties began; the loss of five more left what threatened to become a permanent voi ...
I added a video to a playlist Bloomdido / Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie
w/ Manhattan School of MUsic Afro-Cuban Jazz Orch. now Ahead new music Gillespie.
SNMAAHC “Dizzy Gillespie was one of the most influential and well-known jazz musicians o... “Dizzy Gillespie was...
Playing with the 6 o'clock lab band today at the Denton Arts and Jazz festival!! We're playing at 4 PM on the UNT showcase stage, featuring the music of Rufus Reid, Darcy James Argue, Maria Schneider, and Dizzy Gillespie!! COOOME ON DOWN
It's a wonderful day to clean with the windows up with a little Dizzy Gillespie as background music
Little bit of Dizzy Gillespie can never be a bad thing (how long can it take to eat a plate of spaghetti?)
Sonny Side Up is an album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, and the tenor saxophonists Sonny Stitt and Sonny Rollins, recorded in December 1957 in New York City.
This is for my friend whom I was just writing to about not recognizing Dizzy Gillespie looking at Ella Fitzgerald adoringly...this photo is how I remember him! :-)
Reg vardey full of life and excitement. What can you expect with dizzy gillespie on top man and justin bieber on 2nd man who also had a fantastic sound. 1st bari was perfect ! Overall very good performance. Well played.
Great song by Dizzy Gillespie one of the most famous American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, singer and composer. Download it now on iTunes:
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