Dizzy Gillespie Signed Photograph, Jazz Trumpeter and Composer.
Signed publicity photograph of Dizzy Gillespie (1917–1993), showing him holding his iconic trumpet with its bell bent upward. Gillespie is noted for his bebop style of playing and Afro-Cuban rhythms. The portrait is inscribed: “To Ed [Eddie Birch, the photo’s photographer?], The best always to yourself, Dizzy Gillespie ’90.”
At the time of this photograph, Gillespie was at the height of his fame, having been an important influence on such trumpeters as Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown, Lee Morgan, and Wynton Marsalis.
Description: Dizzy Gillespie Signed Photograph, Jazz Trumpeter and Composer.
[Np. ca. 1990]. Black and white studio photograph. 10 x 8 inches. Inscription light in some areas; image Near Fine.