Dizzy Gillespie & Quincy Jones
John Birks Dizzy Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpet player, bandleader, composer and, occasionally, singer. Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. (born March 14, 1933) is an American record producer, conductor, arranger, film composer, television producer, and trumpeter./5
Dizzy Gillespie Quincy Jones Count Basie Miles Davis Ella Fitzgerald Lionel Hampton Ray Charles Michael Jackson Barbara Cook Kennedy Center Honors John Coltrane Duke Ellington Benny Carter Kennedy Center Honorees Roland Kirk Sarah Vaughan Charlie Parker
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]"
Birthday greetings to one of the giants of music Quincy Jones. 81 years young today. Miles Davis, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Patti Austin, Roland Kirk, George Benson, Dizzy Gillespie. This man has seen it all, done it all and worked with them all. He's packed about 10 lifetimes into one life. May he have many more years to come.
Joe Gordon, E.V. Perry, Dizzy Gillespie, Carl Warwick and Quincy Jones circa 1955 in NYC. Photo by Herman...
I was really thrilled to be asked to interview Benny Golson at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival. There were only a few people in in the room when we began our discussion, which perplexed me, but the room soon filled up with serious jazz fans. We talked about his early years in Philadelphia with John Coltrane and how Trane later took his composition Stablemates to Miles Davis who recorded it. He talked of his friendship with Clifford Brown and the tragic circumstances of composing I Remember Clifford. He was hilarious in describing how he composed Along Came Betty but soon married Bobbie. They have been married for over 55 years. He talked about working with Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey and forming the Jazztet with Art Farmer and hiring a young pianist out of Philadelphia named McCoy Tyner. He got into how he started film scoring and all of the TV shows he composed themes for. He mentioned his long time friendship with Quincy Jones and what prompted him to write Killer Joe. He was thrilled to meet Tom Hanks i ...
Genres Jazz Occupations Record producer, music journalist Jack Tracy (July 27, 1926, Minneapolis, Minnesota – December 21, 2010, Nooksack, Washington) was an American jazz producer and journalist. Early years Tracy enlisted in the Navy in World War II and served as a medic treating and caring for the returning wounded. When he graduated from the University of Minnesota, love for words and music led him to a job in Chicago at Down Beat magazine, where he was editor from 1953-58. Music industry Tracy left the magazine to produce for recordings for the Mercury, Argo, Limelight, and Liberty record labels. In 1959, he worked for record label head Leonard Chess of Chess Records. In 1961, Quincy Jones convinced him to rejoin Mercury as an A&R man in Los Angeles. Artists he worked with included Dizzy Gillespie and Sarah Vaughan, Roland Kirk and Oscar Peterson, Woody Herman, Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Del Close, Harry Nilsson, Mike Nichols and Elaine May, and Terry Gibbs. In 1963, he collabo ...
it was decided in a 1969 summit in Lake Tahoe between Al Hirt,. Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Prima, Quincy Jones and Herb Alpert.
Just read a cool chapter about Quincy Jones playing for Dizzy Gillespie. What an exciting time it was then to be a musician/songwriter.
Kom er nu pas achter dat ik afgelopen zondag met Pretty Purdie heb gesproken, of wel the most recorded drummer in the whole world en samen heeft gewerkt met James Brown, Jeff Beck, Hummingbird, Steely Dan, Aretha Franklin, Gil Scott-Heron, King Curtis, The Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Randy Brecker, Quincy Jones and so on so on so on.
AMAZING STORY Shawn Christopher: The Faith of a Child By Rod Thomas The 700 Club CBN.com -“We did Carnegie Hall together, Michael Jackson, Patty Labelle, Dizzy Gillespie in the dressing room, Quincy Jones, Rick James.” Shawn Christopher’s childhood dream to become a singer was fulfilled when she became a back-up singer for Chaka Khan. “It’s like, ‘Whoaa,’ you know? ‘This is it!’ It was unbelievable.” When she was 13, that dream seemed impossible when she got pregnant and had her first child. She had 3 more children before she dropped out of high school at 17. Shawn saw no way out of her situation. “Everybody was doing this and going here and doing this and preparing for proms and I couldn't do any of that stuff. I was just a person taking care of kids, trying to survive in a very bad situation,” she remembers. But her grandmother never gave up on her, and encouraged her to dream again. “She'd go, ‘You can be anything you want to be.’ She would tell me, ‘Don't give up.’ .. ...
"What they did was like nitroglycerine, electricity," says Quincy Jones. "They broke all the rules, changed the world concert of American music." With his great ballooning cheeks and trademark trumpet's bell upturned at a 45-degree angle, Dizzy Gillespie easily has the most recognizable face in jazz. He is also easily one of the most influential figures in that most American of musical forms, having first revolutionized jazz in the 40s by being one of the acknowledged inventors of bebop; and then again in the decades that followed when he championed the rich rhythms of Afro-Cuban, Caribbean, and Brazilian music that, to a large extent, still dominate jazz to this very day. Not all audiences and critics fell immediately in love with these new, often strange sounds. Gillespie, however, was a natural public relations man for this music with his hair-raising technical virtuosity, harmonic adventurousness, and most of all, integrating showmanship. He was, in fact, the first jazz artist to be sent abroad under ...
Did you know: Did you know: Jones, Quincy Jones, Quincy (Quincy Delight Jones, Jr.), 1933–, African-American musician, composer, bandleader, and music executive, b. Chicago. Jones played trumpet and sang gospel growing up, and studied briefly at Boston's Berklee College of Music (then called Schillinger House). After 1951 he played with Lionel Hampton and Dizzy Gillespie and was also an arranger for such jazz greats as Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, and his childhood friend Ray Charles. Jones traveled to Paris in 1957, where he studied composition with Nadia Boulanger and Olivier Messiaen, became music director for Mercury Records' French division, and briefly (1960–61) led a big band. Returning to New York in the early 1960s, Jones became a vice president at Mercury, breaking the executive color barrier there. He also began to compose for films and television, including scores for The Pawnbroker (1965), In Cold Blood (1967), and The Wiz (1978). He coproduced the film The Color Purple (198 ...
Musical genius Quincy Jones was born in Chicago in 1933. He studied music at Seattle University and at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Jones has worn many successful hats as a musical director, film scorer, composer, musician, producer, conductor, arranger, and record company executive. He played and toured with Ray Charles, Lionel Hampton, and Dizzy Gillespie. Jones has scored over 50 films. His first film score was "The Pawnbroker," in 1963. He has won numerous Grammy Awards for his many years of creative work. Jones has produced albums for the very best, including Michael Jackson. Besides winning Grammy Awards, Quincy Jones has produced the actual network presentation on television of this music awards program.
He was a kid when he sang on Quincy Jones' Back on the Block with Kool Moe Dee, Big Daddy Kane, Dizzy Gillespie, etc.
Sonny Rollins was one of five individuals who received the Kennedy Center Honors of 2011. Along with fellow recipients singer Barbara Cook, singer and songwriter Neil Diamond, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and actress Meryl Streep, Rollins was honored at the 34th annual national celebration of the arts on December 4. "I am deeply appreciative of this great honor," said Mr. Rollins, "In honoring me, the Kennedy Center Honors jazz, America's classical music. For that, I am very grateful." Other jazz artists who have been Kennedy Center Honorees are: Ella Fitzgerald (1978), Count Basie (1981), Benny Goodman (1982), Dizzy Gillespie (1990), Lionel Hampton (1992), Benny Carter (1996), Quincy Jones (2001), and Dave Brubeck (2009).
Who would you put on the list of Black entertainers who had their business together? Quincy Jones, Sam Cooke, Johnny Mathis, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Hank Jones, Kenny Burrell, Horace Silver, Gigi Gryce, Dizzy Gillespie, Yusef Lateef, Bill Cosby, Jerry Butler, Earl Klugh and Ike Turner. These are the names I came up with initially.
I used to have a recording of this, Manteca, that was arranged by Quincy Jones. i wore it out...It was such a masterpiece of work so beautifully done it brought tears to my eyes.
I have some friends at the Newport Jazz Festival. Recently I came across this passage from Joe Byrd's memoir, white bicycles about the Newport Jazz Festival in 1965. Sign me up for this roster! And economical! / The Jazz Festival line-up spoke of a genre at its peak: Dizzy Gillespie, the Modern Jazz Quartet, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Earl Hines, Frank Sinatra (with orchestra conducted by Quincy Jones), Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Mann, Dave Brubeck, Buddy Rich, Illinois Jacquet, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Carmen McRae, Art Blakey, Lee Morgan, Joe Williams, Stan Getz, Abdullah Ibrahim (then known as Dollar Brand), Lee Konitz, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Haden, Elvin Jones, Cecil Taylor, Carla Bley, Paul Bley, Memphis Slim, Bud Freeman, Muddy Waters and, bizarrely, in Thursday’s opening night show, Pete Seeger. There were seven concerts spread over the 4 July weekend with tickets at $3.50 to $6. I may have been alone in viewing Carmen McRae as filler, but I never liked her supp ...
Fans and followers of contemporary jazz need no introduction to Max Bennett. An internationally known bassist and composer, the scope of his experience spans from concert touring, recording and producing to composing music for feature films and television. Max has toured and performed in concert with Ella Fitzgerald, Joni Mitchell, Barbra Streisand, Peggy Lee, Aretha Franklin, a list that literally runs from Frank Sinatra to Frank Zappa and includes jazz greats Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Stan Getz and Dizzy Gillespie. The list of outstanding artists with whom Max has recorded includes Quincy Jones, The Beach Boys, Elvis, Joni Mitchell, Marvin Gaye, Frank Zappa, Motown Artists, Celine Dion, Nelson Riddle, Henry Mancini, Ray Charles, Michael Franks, Frank Sinatra, Phil Spector, Michel LeGrand, Lalo Schifrin, The Crusaders and countless others. His many years of working in the studios resulted playing on 17 Grammy winning albums and have given him the opportunity to exercise his affinity for jazz, blues, ...
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