Music that moves us.

Sunday Jazz — Dizzy Gillespie

DizzyGillespie1[1]John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie was born into a musically inclined family, as his father was a bandleader, in 1917 in South Carolina, the youngest of nine children. A vituosic trumpeteer, his complex phrasing, pitch and sound helped him and Charlie Parker lay the groundwork for the bebop era and made Dizzy a true pioneer of jazz. Here’s a prime example of Dizzy playing with his band in Paris in 1953.

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(Dedicated to Barrelhead)

Here’s Charlie Parker and Diz’:

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