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Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie was instrumental in the transition from swing to bebop.
  U.S. jazz trumpeter and exponent of bebop (1917-1993)
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  • Dizzy Gillespie was instrumental in the transition from swing to bebop.
  • As the waiter served them cheese puffs and ham brochettes, there followed between Maman and Julien a lengthy discussion of Bud Powell, Sonny Stitt, Dizzy Gillespie, and Julien’s favorite, Charlie Parker.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Green Day, Guided by Voices, George Harrison.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Dizzy Gillespie [9] , Louis Armstrong [7] , Miles Davis [7] , Charlie Parker [8] , John Coltrane [8] , Ornette Coleman [9]
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