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Dizzy Gillespie
(1917-1993) born on
Oct 21
US jazz trumpeter, musician, composer, bandleader. His 1948 concert in Paris established the popularity of jazz in Europe; founder of the modern jazz style known as bebop.
         
   
F
. . .I always try to teach by example and not force my ideas on a young musician. One of the reasons we're here is to be a part of this process of exchange.

R
I don't care too much about music. What I like is sounds.
A
Ideas, ideas, backward and forward. His influence is layers and layers of spirit.
N
The idea of life is to give and receive.
K
I think the idea is now for blacks to write about the history of our music. It's time for that, because whites have been doing it all the time. It's time for us to do it ourselves and tell it like it is.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: Interview in Stockholm, Aug 1970; in "Notes and Tones," by Arthur Taylor, 1977.
A: On Charlie Parker, in "Masters of Jazz," by Gerald Arnaud and Jacques Chesnel, 1991.
N: <a href="http://www.quotedoctor.com/">In "The Book of Southern Wisdom," by Criswell Freeman, 1994.</a>
K: Interview in Stockholm, Aug 1970; in "Notes and Tones," by Arthur Taylor, 1977.
   


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