Groovin' High (Heftet)

The Life of Dizzy Gillespie


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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2001
Antall sider: 432
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780195144109
Kategori: Biografier og memoarer
Omtale Groovin' High
Declared a "national treasure" by the White House in 1990, John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was a not only a great musician but also a major innovator in the jazz world. While his first and foremost claim to fame is helping to create the style known as bebop, Gillespie also did much to establish the inclusion of Latin American elements in jazz and was partially responsible for the inception of both Afro-Cuban jazz and bossa nova. Covering Dizzy's days as a flashy trumpet player in the swing bands of the 1930s, the worldwide fame and adoration he earned through a State Department-backed tour of his big band in the 1950s, and the many recordings and performances which defined a career that ran clear up to the early 1990s, this book fully traces the path and progress of an extraordinary-and most exploratory-American musician.

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