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Put It Where It Belongs

Musical Wisdom Just after I quit the jazz lab band while I was a student at UTEP (the University of Texas at El Paso), they hired Dizzy Gillespie to be the guest soloist for the band. Although I was no … Continue reading

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Jazz Trumpet Exercise: Dizzy Gillespie Pattern

Dizzy Gillespie Scale Pattern Here is a scale pattern I adapted and expanded from a famous Dizzy Gillespie lick. I remember reading somewhere that Dizzy wasn’t the first player to use this lick in his solos, but it did become … Continue reading

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