Dizzy Gillespie - Publicity shot on 52nd Street - Framed Picture - 16"H x 12"W
A 16"H x 12"W" framed Picture of 'Dizzy Gillespie - Publicity shot on 52nd Street '
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer.
Scott Yanow wrote, "Dizzy Gillespie's contributions to jazz were huge. One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time (some would say the best), Gillespie was such a complex player that his contemporaries ended up copying Miles Davis and Fats Navarro instead, and it was not until Jon Faddis's 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."Interesting Fact:
On January 6, 1953 Gillespie threw a party for his wife Lorraine at Snookie's in Manhattan, where his trumpet's bell got bent upward in an accident, but he liked the sound so much he had a special trumpet made with a 45 degree raised bell, becoming his trademark