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    Dizzy Gillespie Thesis

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    Dizzy Gillespie Summary John Birks Gillespie also known as Dizzy was born on October 21, 1917, in Cheraw, South Carolina. Dizzy without question is one of the best to have picked up a Trumpet and make music that would change the landscape of Jazz. The musical genies of Dizzy also extended to Piano as he stared playing on the ivory keys at age four and the Trombone, which he was self taught at age 12. Dizzy grew up in poverty and he used his musical talent to win a scholarship to an agricultural

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    Dizzy Gelespie (John Birks Gillespie)

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    jazz are small portions of the music that people take and sample with in a new song. Jazz and its historical figures have mistreated and forgotten by today's society. One of the figure most forgotten is John Birks Gillespie, known to the jazz world as "Dizzy" Gillespie. "Dizzy" Gillespie was a trumpet player, composer, bandleader and politician of mostly the early 40's to mid 50's. This was a time period in Jazz called Bebop, Bop or sometimes known as Rebop. Bebop got its name from the musical language

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    A famous trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and singer, Dizzy Gillespie was a pioneer of modern jazz and a key figure to music of the 20th century. Dizzy was responsible for being a major figure in the development of modern jazz alongside other famous musicians such as Miles Davis and Fats Navarro. Gillespie covered the genres of jazz, and bebop music. He was well known for his swollen cheeks and famous angled trumpet bell. Gillespie worked with the jazz greats such as Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington

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    John Birks Gillespie, who is also known as Dizzy Gillespie was a jazz composer, singer, trumpeter, and a bandleader. Gillespie was one of the developers that created the music. “Bebop”. The instruments that Gillespie used was trumpets, piano, and his beautiful vocals. Gillespie had influence on so many musicians, like Miles Davis and Jon Faddis. One of Gillespie’s popular music was “Salt Peanuts” and “A Night in Tunisia”. Dizzy Gillespie was born on October 21, 1917. He was born in Cheraw, South

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    Biography of Charlie Parker One of a handful of musicians who can be said to have permanently changed jazz, Charlie Parker was arguably the greatest saxophonist of all time. He could play remarkably fast lines that, if slowed down to half speed, would reveal that every note made sense. Charles Christopher Parker was born on 29 August 1920, in Kansas City, USA. Although he was born on the Kansas side of the state line, Parker was actually raised across the Kaw River in Kansas City, Missouri

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    Essay On Charlie Parker

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    Ricky Frein April 7, 2014 Research Paper Charlie Parker, a legendary jazz musician, was born on August 29, 1920 in Kansas City, Kansas. He grew up an only child, and later dropped out of school to start a music career. He created Bebop with Dizzy Gillespie and together they made a couple of albums. Near the end of his career, he started using drugs and having some mental problems. At one point, he even tried to kill himself by drinking iodine. His health deteriorated and he eventually died as

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    Coleman Hawkins

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    labeled as a swing musician though; and while he did begin his career during the swing era playing with such greats as Louie Armstrong, Fletcher Henderson, Wilbur Sweatman, and Ginger Jones, he continued his career later in life with players like Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and Milt Jackson – some of the best bop and modern jazz artists known to date.(Kernfeld, 505) This paper is devoted to the truthful portrayal of Coleman Hawkins, his life, his playing, and the art he helped create known as jazz

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    John Coltrane

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    Rather than relying on a written piece, the artist improvises. Jazz has taken many forms over the past seventy years; there is almost always a single person who can be credited with the evolution of that sound. From Thelonius Monk, and his bebop, to Dizzy Gillespie’s big band, to Miles Davis’ cool jazz, or to John Coltrane’s free jazz; America’s music has been developed and refined countless times through individual experimentation and innovation. In my opinion the most noteworthy artist in the development

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    John Birk's Life and Accomplishments

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    Dizzy Gillespie John Birks, also known as “Dizzy Gillespie” was born October 21,1917. He grew up in Cheraw, South Carolina. Gillespie was the youngest of his nine siblings. Gillespie’s father was a bandleader as well as a bricklayer. His father died when he was only ten years of age. Several years after his father passed away Dizzy Gillespie became a self-taught trombone and trumpet player (“David”). His skills increased so much over time that he later learned how to play the cornet. Gillespie had

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    Bebop is a genre distinguished by it fast tempos, dissonant harmonies, and complex rhythms. The mid-1940’s was bereft with bop artists such as “Dizzy” Gillespie and Charlie Parker who were at the forefront of the movement. The transition between the swing riffs of Count Basie in the 1920’s to 1930’s to the improvisations of Thelonious Monk during post World War II is full of history. This research will explore the beginnings and evolution of Bebop as a jazz subgenre and its influence on the rise

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