Caption: John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993)
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) 

Big Band, Bop & Afro Cuban: The Story of Dizzy Gillespie

From: Howard Burchette
Series: Jazz Time
Length: 58:04

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John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was one of the most important figures in Jazz history. He was an jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and, occasionally, singer. He early works were with the Cab Calloway's Orchestra , the Earl Hines band (which had Bird in it), the Billy Eckstine Band (which also had Bird in it). In the 1940s Dizzy Gillespie , together with Charlie Parker , became a major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz. He was introduced to Chano Pozo in 1947 by Mario Bauza , a Latin jazz trumpet player. Many of Gillespie's compositions have become Jazz standards today. A few of them are: Con Alma, Groovin' High, Manteca, A Night In Tunisia and Salt Peanuts . This is a short introduction of his important musical life.

Big Band, Bop & Afro Cuban: The Story of Dizzy Gillespie is a one hour program divided into three sets leaving room for PSAs, the news, announcements, station IDs etc.

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Piece Description

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was one of the most important figures in Jazz history. He was an jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and, occasionally, singer. He early works were with the Cab Calloway's Orchestra , the Earl Hines band (which had Bird in it), the Billy Eckstine Band (which also had Bird in it). In the 1940s Dizzy Gillespie , together with Charlie Parker , became a major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz. He was introduced to Chano Pozo in 1947 by Mario Bauza , a Latin jazz trumpet player. Many of Gillespie's compositions have become Jazz standards today. A few of them are: Con Alma, Groovin' High, Manteca, A Night In Tunisia and Salt Peanuts . This is a short introduction of his important musical life.

Big Band, Bop & Afro Cuban: The Story of Dizzy Gillespie is a one hour program divided into three sets leaving room for PSAs, the news, announcements, station IDs etc.

Broadcast History

2012

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
One Note Samba (edit) Dizzy Gillespie Compact Jazz. Polygram Records 1990 03:00
Salt Peanuts Dizzy Gillespie Groovin' High. Savoy Jazz 2010 03:16
Oop-Pop-A-Da (1994 Remastered) Dizzy Gillespie The Complete RCA Victor Recordings. RCA 1995 03:12
Ool Ya Koo Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy's Diamonds - The Best Of The Verve Years. Verve Records 1992 05:38
Theme From The Cool World Dizzy Gillespie The Cool World. VERVE REISSUES 2008 05:17
Manteca (1994 Remastered) Dizzy Gillespie Compact Jazz. Polygram Records 1990 07:05
A Night In Tunisia Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy's Diamonds: The Best Of Verve Years . verve 1992 04:17
Kush Dizzy Gillespie Gillespiana/ Carnegie Hall Concert. Verve Records 1993 04:14
Swing Low Sweet Cadillac Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy's Diamonds - The Best Of The Verve Years. Verve Records 1992 07:09
Caravan Dizzy Gillespie Afro . Verve 2002 07:19
Tin Tin Deo Dizzy Gillespie Live at the Royal Festival Hall [Live]. Enja 1993 10:14

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