[Dixielandjazz] Fw: [TPIN] Pops, Roy, & Diz

Bill Biffle bbiffle at swcp.com
Sat Nov 22 10:17:49 PST 2003

Thought this, from the Trumpet Players International Network, was

Bill Biffle
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Ayick" <bulos at earthlink.net>
To: "TPIN" <tpin at tpin.dana.edu>
Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2003 8:54 AM
Subject: [TPIN] Pops, Roy, & Diz

> I was responding to a Trumpet Herald Forum post and thought i'd share it
> here too:
> Pops, Roy, & Diz .... this is jazz trumpet defined. These 3 masters ARE
> jazz trumpet essentially for everyone else comes out of them. Pops is
> like a supernova....he shines brightest and seems to have evolved from
> his own energies. Roy and Diz are the planets he created. Early Roy
> sounds almost exactly like Pops (Louis Armstrong) and likewise early Diz
> sounds amazingly like Roy Eldridge. (Kenny Dorham also told me his main
> influence was Roy) This younger generation that only knows from Woody
> Shaw, Freddy Hubbard and later guys is missing the whole story. INMNSHO
> modern jazz trumpeting is defined by Dizzy and he has no equal, trumpet
> wise, conceptually, rhythmically, every-which-way. in his prime Diz was
> the Houdini of the horn. Roy defined swing and Pops started it all.
> Anything either of these guys recorded is important however amongst my
> favorites by Dizzy are the things with Bird (live from Birdland), his
> first and second big bands, Diz with Strings, Gillespiana, Diz,Rollins,
> and Stitt, and Diz and Getz.
> --
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