Views and Brews: Dizzy Gillespie and The Art of Altitude
Dizzy Gillespie and the Art of Altitude
With his conception of harmonics and driving tempos, Dizzy Gillespie was an architect of the modern sound (bebop), daring others to reach for the stars, alongside him. His virtuosity and creativity helped to define a whole new approach to improvisation and self-expression, as his career spanned more than 50 years. An entertainer as well as an accomplished artist, Dizzy brought intelligence and wit to his playing – an example of confidently showcasing what is possible.
March 6th at the Cactus Cafe we engaged in a Views and Brews discussion with Rabbi Neil Blumofe and KUT’s Rebecca McInroy, about the origins and the significance of bebop – including Dizzy’s relationship with Charlie “Bird” Parker and the implications and lasting effects of what they accomplished together.
Click on the link at the top of this post to visit or revisit the conversation and check out the incredible music, and watch the entire evening on the video below. Also be sure to check out what is coming up with Views and Brews over the summer!
See the entire show here.
Watch a performance of Manteca with Bob Meyer on trumpet, with Sam Lipman on alto saxophone, Roscoe Beck on bass and Brannen Temple on drums.