Dizzy Atmosphere - Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra - The Dizzy Gillespie Story
Label: Ember Records - EMB 3344 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Jazz • Style: Bop
Gillespie was a trumpet virtuoso and improviserbuilding on the virtuoso style of Roy Eldridge  but adding layers of II Up And Gone - John King - AllSteel and rhythmic complexity previously unheard in jazz.
His combination of musicianship, showmanship, and wit made him a leading popularizer of the new music called bebop. His beret and horn-rimmed spectacles, his scat singinghis bent horn, pouched cheeks, and his light-hearted personality provided some of bebop's most prominent symbols. In the s Gillespie, with Charlie Parkerbecame Spanish Eyes - Ken Morrell - Two Sides Of major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz.
Scott Yanow wrote, "Dizzy Gillespie's contributions to jazz were huge. One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time, Gillespie was such a complex player that his contemporaries ended up being similar to those of Miles Davis and Fats Navarro instead, and it was not until Jon Faddis 's emergence in the s that Dizzy's style was successfully recreated [ Gillespie started to play the piano at the age of four.
He taught himself how to play the trombone as well as the trumpet by the age of twelve. From the night he heard his idol, Roy Eldridgeon the radio, he dreamed of becoming a jazz musician.
He won a music scholarship to the Laurinburg Institute in North Carolina which he attended for two years before accompanying his family when they moved to Philadelphia. Gillespie's first professional job was with the Frank Fairfax Orchestra inafter which he joined the respective orchestras of Edgar Hayes and later Teddy Hillreplacing Frankie Newton as second trumpet in May In August while gigging with Hayes in Washington D.
Willis was not immediately friendly but Gillespie was attracted anyway. The two finally married on May 9, Gillespie stayed with Teddy Hill's band for a year, then left and free-lanced with other bands.
After a notorious altercation between the two men, Calloway fired Gillespie in late Calloway disapproved of Gillespie's mischievous humor and his adventuresome approach to soloing. According to Jones, Calloway referred to it as "Chinese music". During rehearsal, someone in the band threw a spitball. Already in a foul mood, Calloway blamed Gillespie, who refused to take the blame.
Gillespie stabbed Calloway in the leg with a knife. Calloway had minor cuts on the thigh and wrist. After the two men were separated, Calloway fired Gillespie. A few days later, Gillespie tried to apologize to Calloway, but he was dismissed.
Gillespie did not serve in World War II. At his Selective Service interview, he told the local board, "in this stage of my life here in the United States whose foot has been in my ass? Composer Gunther Schuller said. In I heard the great Earl Hines band which had Bird in it and all those other great musicians. They were playing all the flatted fifth chords and all the modern Dizzy Atmosphere - Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra - The Dizzy Gillespie Story and substitutions and Gillespie runs in the trumpet section work.
Two years later I read that that was 'bop' and the beginning of modern jazz Gillespie said of the Hines band, "[p]eople talk about the Hines band being 'the incubator of bop' and the leading exponents of that music ended up in the Hines band. But people also have the erroneous impression that the music was new.
It was not. The music evolved from what went before. It was the same basic music. The difference was in how you got from here to here to here Gillespie joined the big band of Hines' long-time collaborator Billy Eckstineand it was as a member of Eckstine's Dizzy Atmosphere - Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra - The Dizzy Gillespie Story that he was reunited with Charlie Parkera fellow member. InGillespie left Eckstine's band because he wanted to play with a small combo. A "small combo" typically comprised no more than five musicians, playing the trumpet, saxophone, piano, bass and drums.
Bebop was known as the first modern jazz style. However, it was unpopular in the beginning and was not viewed as positively Pulze - MR. G - Pulze / Jamming swing music was. Bebop was seen as an outgrowth of swing, not a revolution. Through these musicians, a new vocabulary of musical phrases was created. Parker's system also held methods of adding chords to existing chord progressions and implying additional chords within the improvised lines.
Gillespie compositions like " Groovin' High ", " Woody 'n' You ", and " Salt Peanuts " sounded radically different, harmonically and rhythmically, from the swing music popular at the time. He appeared in recordings by the Billy Eckstine band and started recording prolifically as a leader and sideman in early He was not content to let bebop sit in a niche of small groups in small clubs.
A concert by one of his small groups in New York's Town Hall on June 22, presented bebop to a broad audience; recordings of it were released in He started to organize big bands in late Reception was mixed and the band broke up.
Dizzy Atmosphere - Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra - The Dizzy Gillespie Story February he signed a contract with Bluebirdgaining the distribution power of RCA for his music. He and his big band headlined the film Jivin' in Be-Bop. Johnsonand Yusef Lateef and put together his successful big bands starting in He and his big bands, with arrangements provided by Tadd DameronGil Fullerand George Russellpopularized bebop and made Portuguese Techno - Qualquer Coisa Que Nunca Ouviste - Gomero - Stop The War a symbol of the new music.
He appeared frequently as a soloist with Norman Granz 's Jazz at the Philharmonic. The program description noted "the musicianship, inventive technique, and daring of this young man has created a new style, which can be defined as off the chord solo gymnastics.
InGillespie was involved in a traffic accident when the bicycle he was riding was bumped by an automobile. He was slightly injured and found that he could no longer hit the B-flat above high C. InGillespie founded his record label, Dee Gee Records ; it closed in On January 6,he threw a party for his wife Lorraine at Snookie's, a club in Manhattan, where his trumpet's bell got bent upward in an accident, but he liked the sound so much he had a special trumpet made with a 45 degree raised bell, becoming his trademark.
In Gillespie organized a band to go on a State Department tour of the Middle East which was extremely well received Dizzy Atmosphere - Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra - The Dizzy Gillespie Story and earned him the nickname "the Ambassador of Jazz". This band recorded a live album at the Newport jazz festival that featured Mary Lou Williams as a guest artist on piano.
In the late s, Gillespie was also involved in the movement called Pidgin English - Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Excerpts From The Imperial Bedroom musicbringing Afro-Latin American music and elements to greater prominence in jazz and even pop music, particularly salsa.
Afro-Cuban jazz is based on traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms. Chano Pozo became Gillespie's conga drummer for his band. They played together in the Chick Webb band and Cab Calloway's band, where Gillespie and Bauza became lifelong friends.
Gillespie helped develop and mature the Afro-Cuban jazz style. Afro-Cuban jazz was considered bebop-oriented, and some musicians classified it as a modern style. Afro-Cuban jazz was successful because it never decreased in popularity and it always attracted people to dance. InGillespie met Arturo Sandoval during a jazz cruise to Havana.
During the United States presidential campaign the artist, with tongue in cheek, put himself forward as an independent write-in candidate. Shortly after the death of Charlie Parker, Gillespie encountered an audience member after a show. Impacted by the assassination of Dr.
His spirituality brought out generosity and what author Nat Hentoff called an inner strength, discipline, and "soul force". Gillespie's conversion was most affected by Bill Sears' book Thief in the Night. In the s, Gillespie led the United Nation Orchestra. For three years Flora Purim toured with the Orchestra. She credits Gillespie with improving her understanding of jazz.
In Decemberduring an engagement at Kimball's East in Emeryville, California, he suffered a crisis from what would turn out to be pancreatic cancer. He performed one more night but cancelled the Dizzy Atmosphere - Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra - The Dizzy Gillespie Story of the tour due to his medical problem, ending his year touring career.
He led his last recording session on January 25, Gillespie was to appear at Carnegie Hall for the 33rd time. But Gillespie didn't make it because he was in bed suffering from pancreatic cancer. Each musician gave tribute to their friend, this great soul and innovator in the world of jazz. Mike Longo delivered a eulogy at his funeral.
He starred in a film called The Winter in Lisbon that was released in Gillespie was the youngest of nine children of James and Lottie Gillespie.
Gillespie was married to Lorraine Willis from May 9,until his death in Gillespie has been described as the "sound of surprise". The whole essence of a Gillespie solo was cliff-hanging suspense: the phrases and the angle of the approach were perpetually varied, breakneck runs were followed by pauses, by huge interval leaps, by long, immensely high notes, by slurs and smears and bluesy phrases; he always took listeners by surprise, always shocking them with a new thought.
His lightning reflexes and superb ear meant his Nuages - Django Reinhardt - Jazztracks execution matched his thoughts in Oceans - Francois Kiraly* • Charles Crevier - Calypso power and speed.
And he was concerned at all times with swing—even taking the most daring liberties with pulse or beat, his phrases never failed to swing. Gillespie's magnificent sense of time and emotional intensity of his playing came from childhood roots. His parents were Methodists, but as a boy he used to sneak Dizzy Atmosphere - Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra - The Dizzy Gillespie Story every Sunday to the uninhibited Sanctified Church.
He said later, "The Sanctified Church had deep significance for me musically. I first learned the significance of rhythm And The Sun Will Shine - BeeGees* - One Night Only and all about how music can transport people spiritually. In the naturally effervescent Mr. Gillespie, opposites existed. His playing—and he performed constantly until nearly the end of his life—was meteoric, full of virtuosic invention and deadly serious.
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