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Groovin' high : the life of Dizzy Gillespie

Author: Alyn Shipton
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
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Dizzy Gillespie was one of the most important and best-loved musicians in jazz history. In this first full biography, Alyn Shipton covers all aspects of Dizzy's remarkable life and career, taking us through his days as a flashy trumpet player in the swing bands of the 1930s, his innovative bebop work in the 1940s, the worldwide fame and adoration he earned through his big band tours in the 1950s, and the many  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Shipton, Alyn.
Groovin' high.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)639332003
Named Person: Dizzy Gillespie; Dizzy Gillespie
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alyn Shipton
ISBN: 0195091329 9780195091328
OCLC Number: 39347054
Awards: Association for Recorded Sound Collections Award, 2000.
Description: x, 422 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The boy from Cheraw --
Philadelphia and the first bands --
Teddy Hill and Edgar Hayes --
The first records --
Cab Calloway and the dawn of bebop --
The Calloway recordings --
Horn for hire --
From Earl Hines to 52nd Street --
Billy Eckstine --
Bird, big band, and Berg's --
1945: the records --
The big band, 1946-50 --
The big band records --
Dee Gee, Paris, and Massey Hall --
International Soloist --
The 1950s big bands --
Gillespiana --
Dizzy for president --
Giant of jazz --
Old man time.
Responsibility: Alyn Shipton.
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Dizzy Gillespie was one of the most important and best-loved musicians in jazz history. In this first full biography, Alyn Shipton covers all aspects of Dizzy's remarkable life and career, taking us through his days as a flashy trumpet player in the swing bands of the 1930s, his innovative bebop work in the 1940s, the worldwide fame and adoration he earned through his big band tours in the 1950s, and the many recordings and performances which defined a career that extended into the early 1990s. Along the way, Shipton convincingly argues that Gillespie - rather than Charlie Parker as is widely believed - had the greatest role in creating bebop, playing in key jazz groups, teaching the music to others, and helping to develop the first original bebop repertory.

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