9780816665471

To Be, or Not . . . to Bop

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  • ISBN13:

    9780816665471

  • ISBN10:

    0816665478

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-06
  • Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr
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Summary

You dont have to know John Birks Dizzy Gillespies songs to feel his influence. The self-taught trumpet player rose from a poor but musically driven upbringing to become a jazz mastermind, founding the bebop movement and giving rise to Afro-Cuban music. This extensive biography is intertwined with reflections from famous Gillespie associates Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, and many others. They provide numerous perspectives of Gillespies early start on the road to fame and the spirited times that would follow.

Author Biography

Dizzy Gillespie (1917–1993) was an American jazz trumpet virtuoso as well as a bandleader, singer, and composer.

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