Cubop A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie Paquito D’rivera will shed light on two of the most prominent figures in the history of music known for their artistry and meaningful contributions. Hence bringing into the picture redefined jazz music through their work. Cubop, also referred to as Cuban bebop, is a musical style often affiliated with Dizzy Gillespie, an American Jazz trumpeter known for his inimitable style. Thus, this particular musical genre caught considerable attention due to its complexity and agility, which only Gillespie possessed till Jon Faddis surfaced. Hence, being the first one to successfully replicate his style.
Offering bebop and Afro-Cuban Jazz, Dizzy Gillespie’s talent was first exposed to the masses in mid 1930s. He rose to prominence not only for his skills as a trumpeter but also got noticed for other instruments such as piano and trombone. He was also a successful bandleader and composer. Scott Yanow from Allmusic
has lauded him in these words: "Dizzy Gillespie’s contributions to jazz were huge. One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time…Gillespie is remembered by both, his critics and fans alike". To witness Dizzy Gillespie’s take on jazz music purchase Cubop A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie Paquito D’rivera tickets.
Dizzy Gillespie worked with people like Charlie Parker, Cab Calloway and Bud Powell while also inspiring other trumpeters such as Fats Nivarro, Arturo Sandoval, Chuck Mangione, Lee Morgan and Clifford Brown to name several. Hailing from Cheraw, South Carolina, Gillespie is a self-taught trombone and trumpet player. Roy Eldridge is one of the reasons behind his dream of becoming a jazz musician. His humble beginnings include his profession as a local bandleader and his works with the Frank Fairfax Orchestra. It was in the year 1937 when he landed an opportunity of working with established orchestras belonging to Edgar Hayes, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway and Teddy Hill. His songs titled Groovin’ High, Salt Peanuts
and Woody n’ You
provide an ample proof of Dizzy Gillespie’s contemporary approach towards jazz. In later years he brought pop and Afro-Latin American music to prominence. In 1956 he received the title of "the Ambassador of Jazz". The Hollywood Walk of Fame inductee has performed across the world hitting twenty-seven countries and eventually giving around three hundred performances in 1989.
New Jazz Sounds, Jazz Party, Talk with the Spirits, Charles Mingus and Friends in Concert, Woody Shaw and Friends at the Monterey Jazz Festival are some of the albums that reflect his work with Benny Carter, Duke Ellington, Mike Longo, Charles Mingus and Woody Shaw respectively. Cubop A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie Paquito D’rivera will also be highlighting another prominent musician Paquito D’rivera, the eleven time Grammy Award
winner. Coming from Havana, Cuba, D’rivera is an Alto Saxophonist, soprano saxophonist and clarinetist who shot to fame for his contribution to Latin Jazz. After facing disappointment in Cuba for many years D’rivera finally found the support and encouragement he had been looking for. Moving to the United States was certainly a step in the right direction as people like Dizzy Gillespie, David Amram, Bruce Lundvall and Mario Bauza lent a helping hand. Thus his career kicked off and he ended up performing at some of the most prestigious venues in New York. He has had an association with a number of orchestras.
Some of them are; National Theater Orchestra, Cuban National Symphony, United Nation Orchestra, London Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra and St. Like’s Chamber Orchestra. He has produced more than thirty solo albums in his career. Chamber Jazz Ensemble, Paquito D’rivera Big Band, and Paquito D’rivera Quartet are among his in-demand ensembles to date. Apart from his own albums Paquito D’rivera has also been an integral part of other albums he has worked on as a sideman. Live at the Royal Festival Hall, Bird Songs: The Final Recordings
and To Bird with Love
are the albums with Dizzy Gillespie. Two more albums titled More Jazz Meets the Symphony
and Firebird: Jazz meets the Symphony No.3
are part of his collaboration with Lalo Scifrin. His accomplishments also include a Living Jazz Legend Award. In 2005 he was chosen for the NEA Jazz Masters Award. He has also been Jazz Journalist Association Clarinet of the Year twice. To gain a deeper insight into contemporary jazz buy Cubop A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie Paquito D’rivera tickets.
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