Dizzy Gillespie - Soul Time (CD)
Mike Longo delivered a eulogy at his funeral. Released the same year as the Cuban Missile Crisisit uses audio from an improvised conversation between the two debating the causes of accidents and the possibility of accidentally launching nuclear weapons. During the United States presidential campaignGillespie put himself forward as an independent write-in candidate. Shortly after the death of Charlie Parker, Gillespie encountered an audience member after a show.
Impacted by the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. His spirituality brought out generosity and what author Nat Hentoff Dizzy Gillespie - Soul Time (CD) an inner Dizzy Gillespie - Soul Time (CD), discipline, and "soul force".
Gillespie's conversion was most affected by Bill Sears ' book Thief in the Night. Gillespie married dancer Lorraine Willis in Boston on May 9, Gillespie has been described as the "sound of surprise". The whole essence of a Gillespie solo was cliff-hanging suspense: the phrases and the angle of the approach were perpetually varied, breakneck runs were followed by pauses, by huge interval leaps, by long, immensely high notes, by slurs and smears and bluesy phrases; he always took listeners by surprise, always shocking them with a new thought.
His lightning reflexes and superb ear meant his instrumental execution matched his thoughts in its power and speed. And he was concerned at all times with swing—even taking the most daring liberties with pulse or beat, his phrases never failed to swing. Gillespie's magnificent sense of time and emotional intensity of his playing came from childhood roots. His parents were Methodists, but as a boy he used to sneak off every Sunday to the uninhibited Sanctified Church.
He said later, "The Sanctified Church had deep significance for me musically. I first learned the significance of rhythm there and all about how music can transport people spiritually.
In the naturally effervescent Mr. Gillespie, opposites existed. His playing—and he performed constantly until nearly the end of his life—was meteoric, full of virtuosic invention and deadly serious. But with his endlessly funny asides, his huge variety of facial expressions and his natural comic gifts, he was as much a pure entertainer as an accomplished artist. Wynton Marsalis summarized Gillespie as a player and teacher:.
His playing showcases the importance of intelligence. His rhythmic sophistication was unequaled. He Dizzy Gillespie - Soul Time (CD) a master of harmony—and fascinated Dizzy Gillespie - Soul Time (CD) studying it. He took in Dizzy Gillespie - Soul Time (CD) the music of his youth—from Roy Eldridge to Duke Ellington—and developed a unique style built on complex rhythm and harmony balanced by wit.
Gillespie was so quick-minded, he could create an endless flow of ideas at unusually fast tempo. Nobody had ever even considered playing a trumpet that way, let alone had actually tried. All the musicians respected him because, in addition to outplaying everyone, he knew so much and was so generous with that knowledge Gillespie's trademark trumpet featured a bell which bent upward at a degree angle rather than pointing straight ahead as in the conventional design.
According to Gillespie's autobiography, this was originally the result of accidental damage caused by the dancers Stump and Stumpy falling onto the instrument while it was on a trumpet stand on stage at Snookie's in Manhattan on January 6,during a birthday party for Gillespie's wife Lorraine. He had the trumpet straightened out the next day, but he could not forget the tone.
Gillespie sent a request to Martin to make him a "bent" trumpet from a sketch produced by Lorraine, and from that time forward played a trumpet with an upturned bell. By June he was using a professionally manufactured horn of this design, and it was to become a trademark for the rest of his life. The next year, at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts ceremonies celebrating the centennial of American jazz, Gillespie received the Kennedy Center Honors Award and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers Duke Ellington Award for 50 years of achievement as a composer, performer, and bandleader.
InGillespie was awarded with an honorary doctorate of music from Berklee College of Music. In he received the Polar Music Prize in Sweden. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Samuel E.
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