Dizzy Gillespie

Real Name:
John Birks Gillespie
Profile:
American jazz trumpet player, bandleader, singer, and composer dubbed "the sound of surprise". (born October 21, 1917, Cheraw, South Carolina, USA; died January 6, 1993, Englewood, New Jersey, USA)

Together with Charlie Parker he was the predominant figure in the development of bebop (bop), which laid the foundation for modern jazz. He taught and influenced many other musicians, including trumpeters Miles Davis, Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown, Arturo Sandoval, Lee Morgan, Jon Faddis and Chuck Mangione.

He was also one of the key founders of Afro-Cuban (or Latin) jazz, adding Chano Pozo's conga to his orchestra in 1947, and utilizing complex poly-rhythms early on.

Career Highlights:
Awarded New Star Award from Esquire Magazine (1944)
Performs at first integrated concert in public school, Cheraw, SC (1959)
First jazz musician appointed by US department of State to undertake cultural mission (1972)
Awarded Handel Medallion from the City of New York (1972)
Received Paul Robeson Award from Rutgers University Institute of Jazz Studies (1972)
Performs at White House for President Carter and the Shah of Iran (1977)
Performs "Salt Peanuts" with President Carter at White House Jazz Concert (1978)
Inducted into Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame (1982)
Received Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences (1989)
Received National Medal of Arts from President Bush (1989)
Received Duke Ellington Award from the society og Composers, Authors, and Publishers (1989)
Awarded Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1989)
Received Kennedy Center Honors Award (1990)
Received fourteen honorary degrees, including Ph.D. Rutgers University (1972), Ph.D. Chicago Conservatory of Music (1978)
Awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for recording
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Barry Ulanov's All Star Modern Jazz Musicians, Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra, Boyd Raeburn And His Orchestra, Cab Calloway And His Cotton Club Orchestra, Cab Calloway And His Orchestra, Charlie Parker And His Orchestra, Charlie Parker's Re-Boppers, Clyde Hart All Stars, Coleman Hawkins And His Orchestra, DeLuxe All Star Band, Dizzy Gillespie - Sonny Stitt Quintet, Dizzy Gillespie - Stan Getz Sextet, Dizzy Gillespie & Friends, Dizzy Gillespie All Stars, Dizzy Gillespie And His All Star Quintet, Dizzy Gillespie and His All Stars, Dizzy Gillespie And His Operatic Strings, Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, Dizzy Gillespie Jazz Ensemble, Dizzy Gillespie Jazzmen, Dizzy Gillespie Quartet, Dizzy Gillespie Quintet, Dizzy Gillespie Septet, Dizzy Gillespie Sextet, Dizzy Gillespie Tempo Jazzmen, Dizzy Gillespie's Big 4, Dizzy Gillespie's Cool Jazz Stars, Dizzy Gillespie's Rebop Six, Dizzy Gillespie/Oscar Pettiford Quintet, Johnny Griffin Quintet, Les Hite And His Orchestra, Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra, Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra, Metronome All Stars, Oscar Pettiford And His 18 All Stars, Pete Brown And His Band, Red Norvo All-Stars, Red Norvo And His Selected Sextet, Rhythmstick, Sarah Vaughan And Her Orchestra, Slim Gaillard And His All Stars, Slim Gaillard And His Orchestra, Stan Getz Septet, Tempo Jazz Men, The Dizzy Gillespie 6, The Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All Star Big Band, The Dizzy Gillespie Big 7, The Dizzy Gillespie Octet, The Dizzy Gillespie Reunion Big Band, The Giants Of Jazz (2), The Gillespie-Getz-Stitt Septet, The Modern Jazz Sextet, The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra, The Paris All-Stars, The Quincy Jones Big Band, The Quintet, The Quintet Of The Year, The Three Angels, The Trumpet Kings, Tony Scott And His Down Beat Club Septet, Trummy Young All Stars, Wilbert Baranco And His Rhythm Bombardiers, Woody Herman And His Orchestra
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Albums

PAR A-1 Dizzy Meets Kern — Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie, Johnny Richards Dizzy Gillespie, Johnny Richards - Dizzy Meets Kern(2x12", Album) Paramount Records (3) PAR A-1 US 1946 Sell This Version
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S7, S-7 Dizzy Gillespie And His All-Stars — Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie And His All-Stars(4xShellac, 10", Album) Musicraft, Musicraft S7, S-7 US 1947 Sell This Version
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FS-31 Dizzy Gillespie Plays & Johnny Richards Conducts — Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie Plays & Johnny Richards Conducts (Album) Discovery Records FS-31 US 1950 Sell This Version
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903 Red Norvo's Fabulous Jam Session — Dizzy Gillespie Red Norvo, Flip Phillips, Teddy Wilson, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Slam Stewart Red Norvo, Flip Phillips, Teddy Wilson, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Slam Stewart - Red Norvo's Fabulous Jam Session(LP, Album, Mono) Dial Records (3) 903 US 1951 Sell This Version
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PRLP 113 Modern Jazz Trumpets — Dizzy Gillespie Fats Navarro / Dizzy Gillespie / Miles Davis / Kenny Dorham Fats Navarro / Dizzy Gillespie / Miles Davis / Kenny Dorham - Modern Jazz Trumpets (Album) Prestige PRLP 113 US 1951 Sell This Version
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E194 Hot Vs. Cool (A Battle Of Jazz) — Dizzy Gillespie Jimmy McPartland and The Dixieland Stars* / Dizzy Gillespie and The Birdland Stars* Jimmy McPartland and The Dixieland Stars* / Dizzy Gillespie and The Birdland Stars* - Hot Vs. Cool (A Battle Of Jazz)(10", Album) MGM Records E194 US 1952 Sell This Version
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LP-1000, DG1000 Dizzy Gillespie — Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie (Album) Dee Gee, Dee Gee LP-1000, DG1000 US 1952 Sell This Version
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ESJ-4 Dizzy Gillespie / Charley Christian 1941 (Minton's Playhouse & Monroe's Uptown, New York City) — Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie / Charley Christian* Dizzy Gillespie / Charley Christian* - Dizzy Gillespie / Charley Christian 1941 (Minton's Playhouse & Monroe's Uptown, New York City) (Album) Esoteric (2) ESJ-4 US 1952 Sell This Version
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DG1004, MG 1004 Dizzy Gillespie - Vol. 2 — Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie - Vol. 2 (Album) Dee Gee, Dee Gee DG1004, MG 1004 US 1952 Sell This Version
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MGC-512 Bird And Diz — Dizzy Gillespie Bird (28) And Diz* Bird (28) And Diz* - Bird And Diz (Album, Comp) Mercury MGC-512 US 1952 Sell This Version
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ALR 142 Dizzy (Volume 2) — Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy (Volume 2)(10", Album, Mono) Atlantic ALR 142 US 1952 Sell This Version
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ALR 138 Dizzy (Volume I) — Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy (Volume I)(10", Album, Mono) Atlantic ALR 138 US 1952 Sell This Version
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M. 33 310 Dizzy And His Orchestra — Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy And His Orchestra (Album) Swing (3) M. 33 310 France 1953 Sell This Version
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M. 33 324 Dizzy In Paris — Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy In Paris Swing (3) M. 33 324 France 1953 Sell This Version
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LD. 077, L.D. 077 Dizzy Gillespie Plays In Paris — Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie Plays In Paris Vogue Productions, Vogue Productions LD. 077, L.D. 077 France 1953 Sell This Version
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M.33.301 The Fabulous Pleyel Jazz Concert Vol. 1 — Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie The Fabulous Pleyel Jazz Concert Vol. 1 (Album) Swing (3) M.33.301 France 1953 Sell This Version
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RLP 414 Dizzy Over Paris — Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Over Paris(10", Album) Royal Roost RLP 414 US 1953 Sell This Version
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MG 9034 Bird - Diz - Bud - Max — Dizzy Gillespie Bird (28) - Diz* - Bud* - Max* Bird (28) - Diz* - Bud* - Max* - Bird - Diz - Bud - Max(10") Savoy Records MG 9034 US 1953 Sell This Version
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LP 5017, BLP 5017 Horn Of Plenty — Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie Horn Of Plenty(10") Blue Note, Blue Note LP 5017, BLP 5017 US 1953 Sell This Version
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3565 Roy And Diz #2 — Dizzy Gillespie Roy Eldridge And Dizzy Gillespie Roy Eldridge And Dizzy Gillespie - Roy And Diz #2 (Album) Clef Records 3565 France 1954 Sell This Version
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CFR 10-283 Blow That Horn! Dizzy Gillespie Vol. 1 — Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie Blow That Horn! Dizzy Gillespie Vol. 1(10", Mono) Festival Records CFR 10-283 Australia 1954 Sell This Version
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MGN-1044 New Jazz Sounds — Dizzy Gillespie Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Harris Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Harris - New Jazz Sounds (Album) Norgran Records MGN-1044 US 1955 Sell This Version
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MGN-1023, GLP 3535 Dizzy And Strings — Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy And Strings (Album) Norgran Records MGN-1023, GLP 3535 France 1955 Sell This Version
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MG N-1083 Jazz Recital — Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie Jazz Recital (Album) Norgran Records MG N-1083 US 1955 Sell This Version
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MGC-641 Roy And Diz — Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge - Roy And Diz (Album) Clef Records MGC-641 US 1955 Sell This Version