Sunday Jazz — Dizzy Gillespie
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.
(Dedicated to Barrelhead)
Here’s Charlie Parker and Diz’: