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♪♫ Dizzy Gillespie gets Googled

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One of jazz's finest trumpeters, Dizzy Gillespie, would have been 93 today. NPR called him a "Trumpet Pyrotechnician." He was a master innovator and a superb showman. He passed away in 1993. Google honors him with a doodle today and we honor him with one of his best-loved tunes (and my personal favorite), "Night in Tunisia":

By Melissa Bell  | October 21, 2010; 7:50 AM ET
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Simply said, an American Legend!

Posted by: weaverf | October 21, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

My older brother(God rest his soul)hipped me to the Dizz when i was around 10/11 years old i was too goofy to realize what a true legend Gillespie was even then eventually i matured and fell in love with Dizzy, Miles and all the great's happy b'day Dizzy.

Posted by: dargregmag | October 21, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

One of greatest trumpeters of all-time. Here is a rare clip of Dizzy Gillespie performing "Gillespiana" on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1961 - http://goo.gl/umQ4


Posted by: cavantim | October 21, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

One of greatest trumpeters of all-time. Here is a rare clip of Dizzy Gillespie performing "Gillespiana" on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1961 - http://goo.gl/umQ4


Posted by: cavantim | October 21, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Wow, Dizzy was the Man.. nobody like him.

Posted by: Tobor58 | October 28, 2010 9:07 AM | Report abuse

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