Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Dizzy


Dizzy by Jonah Winter is a wonderful "jazzy" biography of Dizzy Gillespie, creator of BEBOP. Colorful illustrations compliment the lively writing style. This book begs to be read out loud. Although his childhood was less than ideal, Dizzy, the clown and rule-breaker, found that jazz was a music form that also broke the rules, and thus was a perfect outlet for his creativity.This is a great introduction to an important American musician.-Xochiquetzal

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