John (Dizzy) Birks (Gillespie)

John (Dizzy) Birks (Gillespie)

was an American jazz trumpet player, bandleader, singer, and composer dubbed 'the sound of surprise'.
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. John (Dizzy) Birks (Gillespie) quotes

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