Dizzy Gillespie

Elected to the Hall of Fame
1960 Readers Poll

Dizzy Gillespie's news entries:

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    Jimmy Cobb (1929–2020)

    Drummer Jimmy Cobb Dies at 91

    Drummer Jimmy Cobb—famous for a discography that includes appearances on numerous Miles Davis albums, including…

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    Bassist Andy González, who died April 9, frequently worked with his brother, the trumpeter and percussionist Jerry González (1949–2018).

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    Mike Longo (1939–20120)

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    To mark the 70th anniversary of Prestige Records, a set of Miles Davis’ quintet recordings spanning 1955 and 1956 has been released on LP, replete with a bonus disc of live performances.

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    Before she staked her claim on the Central Avenue jazz scene in Los Angeles, trumpeter Clora Bryant was a featured soloist in the International Sweethearts of Rhythm.

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    The book Art Kane: Harlem 1958 explores the origin of one of the most famous photos in jazz history and includes this version, identifying the 57 musicians.

    Herding Cats: Harlem 1958

    Many jazz fans have seen the iconic image, but few know its complete backstory. On Aug. 12, 1958, graphic designer and…

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    Elio Villafranca has recorded his sixth album, Cinqué.

    Villafranca Examines History

    For five days in early May, Cuban pianist/composer Elio Villafranca set up shop at Systems Two, the state-of-the-art…

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    Jimmy Heath (left), Joshua Redman and Branford Marsalis perform a tribute to saxophone icon Sonny Rollins at this year’s Monterey Jazz Festival, held Sept. 15–17 in California.

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    Dr. Warrick L. Carter (1942–2017)

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    The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs Billy Wilson’s Winter In Lisbon.

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    Jon Faddis (left) performs with the University of Miami concert big band under the direction of John Daversa at Festival Miami on

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    Carlos Henriquez (pictured) helmed an octet celebrating the Latin side of Dizzy Gillespie at Jazz at Lincoln Center from Jan. 26–28.

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    The Jazz at Lincoln Center performs an homage to Dizzy Gillespie during the “Celebrating Dizzy Gillespie” concert series, which ran from Jan. 26-28 at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center.