Dizzy Gillespie - Quotes

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I don't care much about music. What I like is sounds.

I don't care much about music. What I like is sounds.

They're not particular about whether you're playing a flatted fifth or a ruptured 129th as long as they can dance to it. ---->>>

It's taken me all my life to learn what not to play. ---->>>

Men have died for this music. You can't get more serious than that. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

How do I know why Miles walks off the stage? Why don't you ask him? And besides, maybe we'd all like to be like Miles, and just haven't got the guts. ---->>>

I'd like to play for you one of my compositions, my only composition. ---->>>

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. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 10-21, 1917
Die: 01-06, 1993
Occupation: Musician

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (; October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and singer. Gillespie was a trumpet virtuoso and improviser, building on the virtuoso style of Roy Eldridge but adding layers of harmonic complexity previously unheard in jazz. His beret and horn-rimmed spectacles, his scat singing, his bent horn, pouched cheeks and his light-hearted personality were essential in popularizing bebop (wikipedia)