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Top 44 Quotes About Dizzy Gillespie

#1. There are a lot of great players ... a lot of great players around, but Louie Bellson is really something special. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#2. Learn to play the piano, man, and then you can figure out crazy solos of your own. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#3. Dizzy Gillespie, the jazz trumpet player, once said, "It's taken me all my life to learn what not to play." He was one of my special ones. And he was quite correct. Silence enhances music. What you do not play can sweeten what you do. But - Author: Mitch Albom
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#4. Dizzy Gillespie recorded it with Charlie Parker in an
influential 1945 track (incorporating a much imitated intro - perhaps initially
intended as a parody of Rachmaninoff 's Prelude in C-Sharp Minor - Author: Ted Gioia
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#5. I used to do a lot of apologizing for what the State Department had done. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#6. The sign of a mature musician is knowing what not to play. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#7. Everyone wants to put people on, I think. And get away with it! That's the thing: put people on and get away with it! That's a science in itself. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#8. When I grow up I want to be just like Benny Carter! - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#9. The idea of life is to give and receive. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#10. Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Eckstine, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Paul Whiteman, Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra, Lionel Hampton, the Mills Brothers, Woody Herman, and Nat King Cole. "Mona Lisa, men have named you, - Author: George Hodgman
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#11. I was blessed that I got married early and had a good wife. That sort of kept me straight. Probably I would have been like Charlie Parker, you know, involved in drugs or alcohol or something like that if I hadn't had this stability. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#12. I believe, from reading biographies, that the great musicians have also been great cooks: Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Max Roach. I think I've worked out why this is - unsociable hours, plus general creativity. - Author: Jamie Cullum
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#13. I know all the Latin-American rhythms quite well, but I don't play them exactly like they do in their own country - I add my personal touch. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#14. Nothing surpasses my performances with small bands, especially with Charlie Parker. A small band doesn't forestall creativity. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#15. It's taken me all my life to learn what not to play. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#16. I had a cat called Dizz, after Dizzy Gillespie. - Author: Andy Serkis
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#17. As a musician you have to keep one foot back in the past and have one foot forward into the future. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#18. I don't care much about music. What I like is sounds. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#19. You can't steal a gift. Bird [Charlie Parker] gave the world his music, and if you can hear it you can have it. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#20. I'd like to play for you one of my compositions, my only composition. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#21. I went up to his [Hank Jones'] house and there were four guys there: Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, and Max Roach. Not a bad place to be. Scared shitless, but a nice place to be on my second day in New York. - Author: Ray Brown
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#22. Miles got a mystique about him-plus he's at the top of his profession. And he's got way, way, way more money. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#23. I think I was first awakened to musical exploration by Dizzy Gillespie and Bird. It was through their work that I began to learn about musical structures and the more theoretical aspects of music. - Author: John Coltrane
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#24. I try to play the bare essence, to let everything be just what it's supposed to be. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#25. Mutual respect is so important because as soon as it disappears in relations between you and the next person, there's trouble. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#26. I once saw Dizzy Gillespie at a live show, and it made me want to go home immediately and start writing. - Author: Elmore Leonard
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#27. Bop is at the end of the road. Now everybody wants dance music. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#28. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for your magnificent indifference. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#29. 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. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#30. Kenny Burrell is the grand master of jazz guitar. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#31. We loved one another, man. I mean all those stories about the rift ... there was no question of a rift between Charlie Parker and me. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#32. Jazz will be the classical music of the future. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#33. I love the juxtaposition of these words. I love the incongruity, the oddity, the very strangeness of their nearness. Dizzy Gillespie. Pakistan. What does one have to with another? - Author: Maliha Masood
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#34. Ornette Coleman is doing the only really new thing in jazz since the innovations in the mid-forties of Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and those of Thelonious Monk - Author: John Lewis
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#35. Men have died for this music. You can't get more serious than that. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#36. Some days you get up and put the horn to your chops and it sounds pretty good and you win. Some days you try and nothing works and the horn wins. This goes on and on and then you die and the horn wins. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#37. 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. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#38. 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. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#39. Where there's no mutual respect, there's trouble! - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#40. Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace, Where never the lark, nor even eagle flew- And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod The high, untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand and touched the face of God. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#41. The first records I heard were from Dizzy Gillespie and people like that. - Author: Bill Wyman
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#42. There have been two great revelations in my life: The first was bepop, the second was homeopathy. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#43. They're not particular about whether you're playing a flatted fifth or a ruptured 129th as long as they can dance to it. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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#44. They're not particular whether you're playing a flat 5th or a ruptured 129th as long as they can dance. - Author: Dizzy Gillespie
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