WHOSE TRUMPET IS THIS? DIZZY GILLESPIE’S.
John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie, one of the greatest Jazz trumpeters of 20th century and one of the prime architects of the bebop movement in jazz.Gillespie, a brass virtuoso, set new standards for trumpet players with his innovative, jolting rhythmic shifts and ceaseless harmonic explorations on the instrument during the 1940’s period, which ushered in a definitive change in American Jazz music from swing to bebop.
JOSEPHINE & CHIQUITA | 1931
Josephine Baker with pet cheetah, Chiquita, given to her by a night club owner to use as part of her dance show. The cat stayed with her long after the act ended; eventually travelling the world with Baker, always riding in her car and sleeping in her bed.
Erik Jones / Controller / 24”x40” / Pencil, Acrylic, Wax pastel, Oil on Rives bfk paper mounted to panel / 2014