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Dizzy Gillespie, (picture)

Label
Dizzy Gillespie
Title
Dizzy Gillespie
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Photograph of jazz musician, composer, arranger, bandleader and trumpet player Dizzy Gillespie
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  • Dizzy Gillespie was surrounded by musical instruments all his life. His father was a pianist-bandleader in his leisure time. Gillespie learned to play the piano and the trombone and later learned the trumpet at twelve. From 1937-1944, he played with Cab Calloway, Earl Hines, Billy Eckstine, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Carter, Les Hite and John Kirby's sextet.
  • During the 1940's, Gillespie along with Charlie Parker and Thelonoius Monk co-founded the "bebop" or "bop" jazz movement. Gillespie was the first to bring Afro-Cuban rhythums into jazz, introduce the South American samba or bossa nova to the U.S.A. and he is credited with being one of the first to use the electric string bass in jazz ensembles. In 1956, his band was the first to be sponsored on an international tour by the U.S. Dept. of State.
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  • Gillespie, Dizzy
  • African American musicians
  • Jazz musicians
  • Optical images
Target audience
specialized
Label
Dizzy Gillespie, (picture)
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Publication
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Title supplied by cataloger
Dimensions
21 x 26 cm.
Extent
1 photograph
Other physical details
b&w
System control number
  • (Sirsi) CARL0623206665
  • CARL0623206665
Label
Dizzy Gillespie, (picture)
Publication
Note
Title supplied by cataloger
Dimensions
21 x 26 cm.
Extent
1 photograph
Other physical details
b&w
System control number
  • (Sirsi) CARL0623206665
  • CARL0623206665

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