Tag: Dizzy Gillespie
Jazz History is America’s History
Most people start jazz’s timeline in 1917 with the Original Dixieland Jazz Band’s recording of “Livery Stable Blues,” considered to be the first jazz recording. From that point on, jazz is present in every major moment of American history
Dizzy Gillespie, Chano Pozo, and Afro-Cuban Jazz
While the resonances of Cuban rhythms can be heard from the beginning of jazz history, most historians recognize the relationships among trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, percussionist Chano Pozo and trumpeter and bandleader Mario Bauzá as what introduced mainstream jazz players and audiences to Afro-Cuban jazz.
Acclaimed Saxophonist Visits The JAZZ ROOM and Reflects on Wayne Shorter
The title of “living legend” is never assigned lightly, but icon Wayne Shorter is certainly worthy of the highest praise.
Oscar Peterson: Quintessential Jazz Piano Man
Though it’s easy to assume all jazz greats come from America, Oscar Peterson was a native Canadian.