From the author of FRIDA comes a jangly, jumpy, beboping book about Dizzy Gillespie, the clown prince of jazz.
This is the story of Dizzy Gillespie, a real cool cat who must have been born with a horn in his hands, judging from the way he played the trumpet. Jazz was his ticket on a train to better days, and he left his hard life in a small town for New York City and the hottest band around. But did Dizzy stand straight and play right? NO! He was a clown. He hit high notes, low notes, never-been-heard notes, and before he knew it, Dizzy created a whole new music: BEBOP.
This is a story about a boy who breaks all the rules -- and finds his own personal heaven along the way.
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Review: DizzyUser Review - Randy - Goodreads
How did Dizzy Gillespie get his name? That question, and several others are answered in this look at the early life of one of jazz's greatest innovators. I picked this book up because it was part of ... Read full review
Review: DizzyUser Review - Chuck - Goodreads
I feel that many books have a good story. This one was good and enjoyed it for the most. Read full review