This feeling of Dizzy-ness has come over me.

Photo by Michael Wilderman

miles_dizzy_maxroach_jazzreflectionsMiles Davis, Dizzy, Max Roach
courtesy of Jazz Reflections

Dizzy Gillespie, Harold West, Slam Stewart and Charlie Parker performing at a Town Hall concert in NYC, circa 1945.Dizzy Gillespie, Harold West, Slam Stewart and Charlie Parker performing at a Town Hall concert in NYC, circa 1945
courtesy of Jazz Reflections

I always try to teach by example and not force my ideas on a young musician. One of the reasons we’re here is to be a part of this process of exchange.

There have been two great revelations in my life: The first was bebop, the second was homeopathy.

The idea of life is to give and receive.


Photo by Karlheinz Klüter

Dizzy thinkin’ ’bout Louis… (men with horns 🙂
http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/
photo source: Louisiana State Museum
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dizzy_Gillespie

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montereyjazzfest_1964Monterey Jazz Fest, 1964

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