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John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (; October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and singer.
Gillespie was a trumpet virtuoso and improviser, building on the virtuoso style of Roy Eldridge but adding layers of harmonic and rhythmic complexity previously unheard in jazz. His combination of musicianship, showmanship, and wit made him a leading popularizer of the new music called bebop. His beret and horn-rimmed spectacles, his scat singing, his bent horn, pouched cheeks and his light-hearted personality provided some of its most prominent symbols.
In the 1940s Gillespie, with Charlie Parker, became a major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz. He taught and influenced many other musicians, including trumpeters Miles Davis, Jon Faddis, Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown, Arturo Sandoval, Lee Morgan, Chuck Mangione, and balladeer Johnny Hartman.
AllMusic's Scott Yanow wrote: "Dizzy Gillespie's contributions to jazz were huge. One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time, Gillespie was such a complex player that his contemporaries ended up being similar to those of Miles Davis and Fats Navarro instead, and it was not until Jon Faddis' emergence in the 1970s that Dizzy's style was successfully recreated [....] Arguably Gillespie is remembered, by both critics and fans alike, as one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time".

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Good Bait lyrics
2000

Good Bait

Con Alma lyrics
1994

Con Alma

1988

Endlessly

Show Time lyrics
1988

Show Time

The Giant lyrics
1975

The Giant

Cornucopia lyrics
1970

Cornucopia

1966

Soul Mates

Pleyel 53 lyrics
1962

Pleyel 53

Birks' Works lyrics
1957

Birks' Works Single

The Champ lyrics
1956

The Champ

Afro lyrics
1954

Afro

Manteca / Cool Breeze lyrics
1948

Manteca / Cool Breeze Single

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