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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Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra, Cab Calloway And His Cotton Club Orchestra, Charlie Parker's Re-Boppers, Coleman Hawkins And His Orchestra, DeLuxe All Star Band, 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, Hen Gates & His House Rockers, Johnny Griffin Quintet, Les Hite And His Orchestra, Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra, Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra, Metronome 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 Orchestra, Stan Getz Septet, Tempo Jazzmen, 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 Quintet, The Quintet Of The Year, The Trumpet Kings, Tony Scott And His Down Beat Club Septet, Woody Herman And His Orchestra
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Compilations

528.013 Dizzy Gillespie - giants of modern jazz album art Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker - giants of modern jazz(LP, Comp) Explosive (2) 528.013 France Unknown Sell This Version
3530 Dizzy Gillespie - All The Things You Are album art Dizzy Gillespie All The Things You Are(CD, Comp) Drive (3) 3530 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
20.1919-HI Dizzy Gillespie - Cool Breeze album art Louis Armstrong / Dizzy Gillespie Louis Armstrong / Dizzy Gillespie - Cool Breeze(2xCD, Comp, RM) History 20.1919-HI Germany Unknown Sell This Version
LPM 10046 Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzier And Dizzier  album art Dizzy Gillespie Dizzier And Dizzier (LP, Comp, Mono) RCA Italiana LPM 10046 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
MFP 1041, Music For Pleasure Dizzy Gillespie - The Champ album art Dizzy Gillespie, Dizzy Gillespie Big Band Dizzy Gillespie, Dizzy Gillespie Big Band - The Champ(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure, Music For Pleasure Limited MFP 1041, Music For Pleasure UK Unknown Sell This Version
Mdint 9461 Dizzy Gillespie - Les Classiques Du Jazz Par Les Géants Du Jazz  album art Lionel Hampton, Django Reinhardt, Roy Eldridge, Earl Hines, Coleman Hawkins, Barney Bigard, Buck Clayton, Sir Charles Thompson, Don Byas, Johnny Hodges, Dizzy Gillespie, Claude Luter, Zoot Sims, Sidney Bechet, Bob Brookmeyer, Gerry Mulligan Lionel Hampton, Django Reinhardt, Roy Eldridge, Earl Hines, Coleman Hawkins, Barney Bigard, Buck Clayton, Sir Charles Thompson, Don Byas, Johnny Hodges, Dizzy Gillespie, Claude Luter, Zoot Sims, Sidney Bechet, Bob Brookmeyer, Gerry Mulligan - Les Classiques Du Jazz Par Les Géants Du Jazz (LP, Comp) Vogue International Industries Mdint 9461 France Unknown Sell This Version
FATCD 222 Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy Atmosphere album art Dizzy Gillespie Dizzy Atmosphere(CD, Comp) Fat Boy Records (2) FATCD 222 UK Unknown Sell This Version
IMS-6044 Dizzy Gillespie - The King Of Bop album art Dizzy Gillespie The King Of Bop(LP, Comp) Imagem Jazz IMS-6044 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
none Dizzy Gillespie - Just Jazz Vol. 5 album art Roy Eldridge & Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Milt Jackson & Ray Brown, Woody Herman, Teddy Wilson Roy Eldridge & Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Milt Jackson & Ray Brown, Woody Herman, Teddy Wilson - Just Jazz Vol. 5(5xLP, Comp) Fabbri Editori none Italy Unknown Sell This Version
JC 7000 1-2 Dizzy Gillespie - Blue Moon album art Dizzy Gillespie Blue Moon(CD, Comp) JC Series JC 7000 1-2 Unknown Sell This Version
231047 Dizzy Gillespie - Salt Peanuts album art Dizzy Gillespie Salt Peanuts(10xCD, Comp, Mono + Box) Documents 231047 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
VLP 9101, VLP. 9101 Dizzy Gillespie - The Best Of The Dizzy Gillespie Small Groups album art Dizzy Gillespie The Best Of The Dizzy Gillespie Small Groups(LP, Comp, Mono) Verve Records, Verve Records VLP 9101, VLP. 9101 UK Unknown Sell This Version
20.1982-HI Dizzy Gillespie - Anthropology album art Dizzy Gillespie / Miles Davis Dizzy Gillespie / Miles Davis - Anthropology(2xCD, Comp, RM) History 20.1982-HI Germany Unknown Sell This Version
MA CD 274 Dizzy Gillespie - Soul Time album art Dizzy Gillespie Soul Time(CD, Comp) Castle Music MA CD 274 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
TMM021 Dizzy Gillespie - Lionel Hampton / Dizzy Gillespie album art Lionel Hampton / Dizzy Gillespie Lionel Hampton / Dizzy Gillespie - Lionel Hampton / Dizzy Gillespie(2xCD, Comp) Magic Music (21) TMM021 Unknown Sell This Version
8408/09-10 Dizzy Gillespie - The Savoy Recordings album art Dizzy Gillespie The Savoy Recordings(2xCD, Comp) Brilliant Jazz 8408/09-10 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
MV-1104 Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie - Bird and Diz(LP, Comp, Mono, Gat) Verve Records MV-1104 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
15.004 Dizzy Gillespie - Early Modern: 1946 Concert Recordings album art Lester Young / Charlie Parker / Dizzy Gillespie Lester Young / Charlie Parker / Dizzy Gillespie - Early Modern: 1946 Concert Recordings(LP, Comp) Pagoda (2) 15.004 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
LJ 67101 Dizzy Gillespie - Leaders of Jazz album art Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Sidney Bechet, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Sidney Bechet, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller - Leaders of Jazz(5xLP, Comp, Car) RCA Victor LJ 67101 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
7179 021 Dizzy Gillespie - Great Modern Trumpets album art Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, Dizzy Gillespie Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, Dizzy Gillespie - Great Modern Trumpets(Cass, Comp) Philips 7179 021 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
MY 40021 Dizzy Gillespie - Volume 21 album art Dizzy Gillespie Volume 21(2xLP, Comp) Monkey Records (4) MY 40021 France Unknown Sell This Version
ES-12017 Dizzy Gillespie - Groovin' High album art Dizzy Gillespie / Charlie Parker Dizzy Gillespie / Charlie Parker - Groovin' High(LP, Comp) EMUS ES-12017 US Unknown Sell This Version
ES-12027 Dizzy Gillespie - Charlie Parker-Dizzy Gillespie album art Charlie Parker - Dizzy Gillespie Charlie Parker - Dizzy Gillespie - Charlie Parker-Dizzy Gillespie(LP, Comp) EMUS ES-12027 US Unknown Sell This Version
25 Dizzy Gillespie - Afro-Drum Carnival album art Jack Costanzo, Buddy DeFranco Quartet, Machito's Rhythm Section, Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Martinez, René Touzet And His Orchestra, Josephine Premice, The Marty Paich Octet Jack Costanzo, Buddy DeFranco Quartet, Machito's Rhythm Section, Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Martinez, René Touzet And His Orchestra, Josephine Premice, The Marty Paich Octet - Afro-Drum Carnival(LP, Comp) Gene Norman Presents 25 US Unknown Sell This Version
Sell 1069 Dizzy Gillespie Mr. Jazz Himself(CD, Comp) Selles Sell 1069 Poland Unknown Sell This Version