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DIZZY GILLESPIE

Dizzy Gillespie was a giant in the jazz world—a virtuoso player, composer, arranger, innovator of bebop, and forerunner of Afro-Cuban music. While he received musical training as a child, he taught himself to play trumpet. In 1935 he joined a Philadelphia band where he picked up the “Dizzy” moniker for his onstage antics.

Gillespie made his first recording with the Teddy Hill Band in 1937, “King Porter Stomp.” He joined Cab Calloway’s band in 1939 and began to veer away from the traditional trumpet style that he had picked up from Louis Armstrong, Charlie Shavers, and Roy Eldridge. There he also met trumpeter Mario Bauza who piqued his interest in Afro-Cuban music. By 1940 Gillespie was participating in after-hours sessions with other musicians—Charlie Parker, Kenny Clarke, and Bud Powell — whose experimentation would spark the bop revolution. After leaving Calloway he joined Earl Hines’ band (which included Parker) and wrote “Interlude” which would become “Night in Tunisia.”

The musical direction of Gillespie and Parker would not gain public acceptance for several years. You couldn’t dance to it— anathema for the swing generation. In 1946 Dizzy formed an all-star band that included Cuban percussionist Chano Pozo. In collaboration with Walter Fuller they wrote the fiery “Manteca.”

In 1953 someone fell on Gillespie’s trumpet and bent the bell at a 45-degree angle. He liked playing it that way and had instruments specially made for him. In 1956 he toured the world as leader of a State Department-sponsored big band, and in the late ‘80s he led the United Nations Orchestra until he retired in 1992. Other of his compositions firmly established in the jazz repertoire are “Groovin’ High,” “Birks Works,” “Con Alma,” “Anthropology” with Walter Bishop and Charlie Parker, and “Salt Peanuts”.

— Sandra Burlingame

Courtesy of JazzStandards.com


Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
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Role: Non-Classical Artist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
GIANTS OF JAZZ Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120756-57
Jazz
GILLESPIE, Dizzy: Dizzy Atmosphere (1946-1952) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120708
Jazz
GILLESPIE, Dizzy: Dizzy Gillespie in "Jivin' in Be-bop" (1946-47) (NTSC) Storyville Films
26035
Classical Concert
GILLESPIE, Dizzy: Groovin' High (1942-1949) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120582
Jazz
GILLESPIE, Dizzy: Live in '58 and '70 (NTSC) TDKDVD
DVWW-JIDG
Jazz DVD, Contemporary Jazz, Jazz DVD, Contemporary Jazz, Jazz DVD
JAZZ ICONS SERIES 1 BOX SET (NTSC) TDKDVD
DVWW-JIBOX
Jazz DVD, Contemporary Jazz, Jazz DVD, Contemporary Jazz
JAZZ LEGENDS - Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Glenn Miller Naxos Jazz Legends
8.102002
Jazz
Jazzin Legeanat - 60 kaikkien aikojen klassikkoa Naxos Jazz Legends
8.103014
Jazz
LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND FRIENDS (NTSC) Storyville Films
26014
Jazz DVD
PARKER, Charlie: Bird on the Side (1941-1947) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120622
Jazz
PLAY YOUR OWN THING (NTSC) EuroArts
2055748
Jazz DVD

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AIRMEN OF NOTE: Children of the Night Altissimo
75442270142
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND OF THE ROCKIES: Thanks for the Memories Altissimo
75442270522
Contemporary Jazz
UNITED STATES CONTINENTAL ARMY BAND: Spirit of Victory Altissimo
75442260802
Wind Ensemble/Band Music

Role: Non-Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
AIR COMBAT COMMAND HERITAGE OF AMERICA BAND: Jazz Sketches Altissimo
75442261662
Contemporary Jazz
BLAKEY, Art and THE JAZZ MESSENGERS: Live in '58 (NTSC) TDKDVD
DVWW-JIAB
Jazz DVD
CLASSICS IN JAZZ - The Modern Idiom (1949, 1950) Naxos Jazz Archives
9.81225JZ
Jazz
DAVIS, Miles: Boplicity (1949-1953) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120772
Jazz
GIANTS OF JAZZ Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120756-57
Jazz
GILLESPIE, Dizzy: Dizzy Atmosphere (1946-1952) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120708
Jazz
GILLESPIE, Dizzy: Groovin' High (1942-1949) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120582
Jazz
GILLESPIE, Dizzy: Live in '58 and '70 (NTSC) TDKDVD
DVWW-JIDG
Jazz DVD
GORDON, Dexter: Live in '63 and '64 (NTSC) Naxos
2.119002
Jazz DVD
Jazzin Legeanat - 60 kaikkien aikojen klassikkoa Naxos Jazz Legends
8.103014
Jazz
JERE LAUKKANEN'S FINNISH AFRO-CUBAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA Naxos Jazz
86056-2
Contemporary Jazz
LEGENDS LIVE - Cannonball Adderley Quintet (1969) Jazzhaus
101702
Contemporary Jazz
PARKER, Charlie: Bird on the Side (1941-1947) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120622
Jazz
PARKER, Charlie: Ornithology (1945-1947) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120571
Jazz
RON McCLURE SEXTET: Double Triangle Naxos Jazz
86044-2
Contemporary Jazz
TRUDEL, Alain: Jericho's Legacy Naxos Jazz
86021-2
Contemporary Jazz
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AIRMEN OF NOTE: Legacy Altissimo
75442260672
Contemporary Jazz
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE BAND OF MID-AMERICA: Evening with Starlifter (An) Altissimo
75442260042
Contemporary Jazz
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE RESERVE DIXIE EXPRESS: Reserved for You Altissimo
75442270322
Contemporary Jazz
UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND: Mi Alma Latina Altissimo
75442262042
Pop and Rock
UNITED STATES NAVY COMMODORES JAZZ ENSEMBLE: Three Shades of Blue Altissimo
75442270222
Contemporary Jazz
VAUGHAN, Sarah: Interlude (1944-1947) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120572
Jazz

Role: Lyricist 
Album Title  Catalogue No  Work Category 
UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND: Mi Alma Latina Altissimo
75442262042
Pop and Rock

Role: Conductor 
Album Title  Catalogue No  Work Category 
Jazzin Legeanat - 60 kaikkien aikojen klassikkoa Naxos Jazz Legends
8.103014
Jazz





 
 
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