Dizzy Gillespie Google Doodle: Remembering The Jazz Legened

Monday, 25 October 2010

Dizzy Gillespie Google Doodle: Remembering The Jazz Legened. Honoring the 93rd birthday of the jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie on the 21st October, Google, the Internet search giant has designed a special doodle on its home page. Gillespie was the man responsible for the conceptualizing Afro-Cuban jazz, the modern jazz version of what Jelly Roll Morton, the early-jazz pioneer referred to as the “Spanish Tinge”.

With the Google doodle designed chiefly to celebrate Dizzy Gillespie’s birth anniversary, any click on the logo takes the users to a Google Search Result page that searches “Dizzy Gillespie.” Te logo had precision highlights on the iconic cheek bones and the 45 degrees bent trumpet of the great jazz musician.

It is apt Google Doodle to celebrate Dizzy Gillespie’s birthday. In fact it should have been celebrated and posted on Google Doodle worldwide. He was the person who influenced the thought of many other musicians which includes trumpeters Miles Davis, Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown, Arturo Sandoval, Lee Morgan, Jon Faddis and Chuck Mangione.

According to Wikipedia, John Birks Gillespie, was born on October 21, 1917. He was fascinated towards the trumpet since he was 12 years old. After working with some bands, Gillespie began his jazz career professional at 14. This great musician, was honored with a National Medal of Arts from the then President George Bush, died of pancreatic cancer in 1993, at an age of 75 years.

Dizzy Gillespie was considered a trumpet genius. He had built upon the expert style of Roy Eldridge however added layers of harmonic complexity which was previously unknown in jazz. Dizzy’s his scat singing, pouched cheeks, beret and horn-rimmed spectacles, his bent horn and his light-hearted personality were crucial in popularizing bebop.


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