52nd street, A night in Tunesia, And then she stopped, Bebop, Blue'n boogy, Dizzy atmosphere, Dizzy's buisiness, Dizzyness, Emanon, Fiesta mojo, Get happy, Good bait, Good dues blues, Hey Pete, let's eat more meat, Hot house, I coudn't beat the rap, I'm Dizzy, Jump did le ba, Manteca, Ooh shoo be doo bee, Salt peanuts, Shaw nuff, Tour de force, Umbrella man, Ungawa
ARISTO plays DIZZY
My major jazz trumpet bebop project is about my biggest hero; Dizzy Gillespie, and my first trumpet teacher Joop Thijssen teached me the horn and introduced me to Dizzy's music; i dreamed to play like Dizzy when i was a young boy!
Thanx to my later teachers Eddie Engels, Wim Kuijlenburg, Jeff Reijnolds and Cees Smal i jumped into bebop more and more, i was hooked!
What a musician Dizzy was, what a person, what a history!
Dizzy went to Cuba, met percussion player Chano Pozo and started playing with all these fantastic latin musician; finally he mixed up bebop with latin, that made Dizzy the first important jazz musician inventing two leading jazz styles; Cubop.
For me he was and still is far the best and most inspiring and impressive horn player i ever heard. Once i met him during the North sea jazz festival in The Hague...a moment i will never forget.
Specially for him i wrote a song called I'm Dizzy, below you can see the video of the studio recording.