Dizzy Gillespie Research Paper

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John Birks or Dizzy Gillespie helped usher in an era of bebop in Jazz. He was born in south carolina in 1917 and was youngest of nine children. He began playing piano when he was four years old and received a music scholarship to laurinburg Institute in North carolina. He is most known for his big puffy “swollen Cheeks” . Dizzy replaced eldridge in a band called Teddy Hill. He eventually started experimenting with making his own style which would eventually be brought up with mario Bauza, “the godfather of afro-cuban jazz”Joining Calloway in 1939, Dizzy got fired after two years of partnership when dizzy cut a Calloway with a knife in the butt, after Calloway accused him of throwing spitballs which seems like an extreme reaction to something so small. It 's ok though…show more content…
he usually returned, not only with new musical ideas, but with musicians. Among his proteges and other people who he collaborated with, are someone called “Chano Pozo” who is a good drummer and Danilo perez, a very good piano player and he was a composer who was originally from south america. Some guy named Arturo Sandoval was also one of his proteges he was a trumpeter a composer and music teacher who was originally from Cuba.Last but not least Mongo Santamaria, who was also an Afro-Cuban, Dizzy certainly was friends with a lot of afro cubans. any way this guy was a bongo player and composer; Indeed, many Latin jazz classics such as some song called "Manteca", or "A Night in Tunisia" and of course not to forget the one"Guachi Guaro or [Soul Sauce]" a very strange but jazzy nickname were all composed by Gillespie and his musical friends With a strong sense of pride in his Afro-American heritage, sortta like afro cuban he left a streak or legacy of musical greatness and quality that fused all music forms, but particularly those forms with roots deep in Africa such as the music of Cuba, other Latin American countries in places of south america like jamaica and brazil and stuff and the

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