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Welcome to the second edition of The Jassman Online. I was gratified by the response from many readers, most saying that they enjoy the new online version.  If there was a possible negative response, then it may be that the magazine has too much to read. What do you think? Please click on your usual…

John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer. AllMusic’s Scott Yanow wrote, “Dizzy Gillespie’s contributions to jazz were huge. One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time (some would say the best), Gillespie was such a complex player that his contemporaries…