John (Dizzy) Birks (Gillespie)

John (Dizzy) Birks (Gillespie)

was an American jazz trumpet player, bandleader, singer, and composer dubbed 'the sound of surprise'.
It's taken me all my life to learn what not to play.
More John (Dizzy) Birks (Gillespie) quotes [08/19/2011 03:08:26]
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.More John (Dizzy) Birks (Gillespie) quotes [08/19/2011 03:08:51]
I'd like to play for you one of my compositions, my only composition.More John (Dizzy) Birks (Gillespie) quotes [08/19/2011 03:08:16]
Men have died for this music. You can't get more serious than that.More John (Dizzy) Birks (Gillespie) quotes [08/19/2011 03:08:37]
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.More John (Dizzy) Birks (Gillespie) quotes [08/19/2011 03:08:44]

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