Dizzy Gillespie: “A Night in Tunisia”

6 Jan

 On the anniversary of the death of John Birks Gillespie in 1993. Nicknamed Dizzy because of his stage persona. Played his trumpets at an angle after someone accidentally fell on his. During concerts, he’d announce he was going to introduce the band, and then introduce the drummer to the pianist and to the bassist, etc. Wrote many of the great songs of jazz, including this one, Groovin’ High and Caravan.


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