Thursday, October 21, 2010


October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993  - Legendary trumpet player who was a major figure in the development of modern jazz, bebop, and instrumental in the creation of afro-cuban jazz.  He influenced other music greats such as Miles Davis, Fats Navarro, Arturo Sandoval, and many others.

Hip Hop... Stand up

Here's Dizzy below with "Manteca Theme" performed by Dizzy Gillespie with amongst others Quincy Jones, J.J. Johnson, Ernie Royal and Mongo Santamaria. From the 1954 "Afro" album. Composed by Gil Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie & Chano Pozo.

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