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John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer.

Dizzy Gillespie was a trumpet virtuoso and improviser, building on the virtuoso style of Roy Eldridge but adding layers of harmonic complexity previously unknown in jazz. His beret and horn-rimmed spectacles, his scat singing, his bent horn, pouched cheeks and his light-hearted personality were essential in popularizing bebop. In the 1940s Gillespie, together with Charlie Parker, became a major figure… read more

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  • Avatar for martingrich
    Duets with Sonny Rollins are as cool as the other side of the pillow.
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    guys, we can`t be passive
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    if you like dizzie, try "sonny side up" from 1957 with sonny rollins and sonny stitt
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    Приятный на слух.
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    RicRib!! Dizzy for Pres!!!
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    found this today on wikipedia, didn't know about it: "During the 1964 United States presidential campaign the artist, with tongue in cheek, put himself forward as an independent write-in candidate.[20][21] He promised that if he were elected, the White House would be renamed "The Blues House," and a cabinet composed of Duke Ellington (Secretary of State), Miles Davis (Director of the CIA), Max Roach (Secretary of Defense), Charles Mingus (Secretary of Peace), Ray Charles (Librarian of Congress), Louis Armstrong (Secretary of Agriculture), Mary Lou Williams (Ambassador to the Vatican), Thelonious Monk(Travelling Ambassador) and Malcolm X (Attorney General).[22][23] He said his running mate would be Phyllis Diller. Campaign buttons had been manufactured years ago by Gillespie's booking agency "for publicity, as a gag",[24] but now proceeds from them went to benefit the Congress of Racial Equality, Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Martin Luther King, Jr.;[25]
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    HaHaHaYoureDead какое нелепое замечание.
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    взглянув на его фотографии, рождается смутное ощущение, что у джазменов есть какой-то конкурс по созданию самого пафосного и нелепого фото во время импровизации

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