Friday, October 22, 2010

Dizzy Gillespie is 93

Dizzy Gillespie: The Best Of Odyssey - 1945-1952
John Birks Gillespie (aka Dizzy cuz of his foolery) played the trumpet and was one of the key figures in the birth of "bebop" jazz.

Along with Teddy Hill and Lionel Hampton, he went on to lead his own band just as did Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk and Miles Davis.  


A practitioner of Bahai faith, his contribution to contemporary musical expression as an instrument of social change goes far beyond genres and timelines.

My one track for the desert island, Sonny Side Up.


Google celebrates with this doodle.

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