50 Shades of Jazz ~ RiffShots of Dizzy Gillespie performing ” And Then She Stopped!”

Fifty Shades of Jazz

“It’s taken me all my life to learn what not to play.” ~ DIZZY GILLESPIE

Here is an acoustic video snap of what it was like growing up with Dizzy.  I was fortunate to be able to see how musicians dealt with racism, chauvinism, oppression and creative restraints with respect to living in the world at large.  Demonstrating they would rather live with jazz instead of dying with noise from everyday life.  Living for the nights when they shared creative space and welcomed self-expression.  Humor was a way to diffuse society’s cultural strong hold on African American performers.  Dizzy followed suit with his antics and his performances were eminent and enchanting.  I had fallen in love with the Spoken word with imagination and wonder as my true loves.  When Dizzy was on stage you felt as though you were sitting in your living room with him listening to jazz…

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By peacefulblessedstar Posted in Sparks

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