Dear folks —
Everyone who is following my blog since 2007, she/ he should meanwhile know what Dizzy Gillespie means to me:
Dizzy is and will remain my great musical and – but not in a religious way! – my spiritual mentor, and, as I’ve told him personally:
‘My (jazz) musical grandfather.’
Dizzy was – and for me, he still is that! – THE undefeated CHAMP (linked with one of his greatest solos), the ever victorious master of the trumpet.
There are a couple of articles about Dizzy Gillespie at this blog; to spare you the search, I’ve listed them below:
…and there is of course the story of my own encounter with the rebellious, the innovative, the boppin’, the humorous, the great human …
…the one and only Mr. John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie.