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DIZZY GILLESPIE <br> Signed Paycheck for 1975 Appearance <br> on Dinah Shore Show

1975 Paycheck to Dizzy Gillespie for 1975 appearance on Dinah Shore’s daytime talk show.

Offered here is a great and unusual piece of autographed memorabilia from Dizzy Gillespie, one of the most important and influential trumpet players in the history of jazz.

This check was issued to Gillespie for a 1975 appearance he made on the Dinah Shore show. On the back of the check is a stamp stating PAY TO THE ORDER OF LORRAINE GILLESPIE TAX ACCOUNT, and it is hand endorsed by Dizzie Gillespie himself in black ballpoint pen.

The check is made out to Mr. Gillespie for the amount of $298.41. It measures approximately 3 x 8.5” (business size) and is in excellent condition.

From the All Music Guide:

Dizzy Gillespie
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 ended up copying Miles Davis and Fats Navarro instead, and it was not until Jon Faddis' emergence in the 1970s that Dizzy's style was successfully recreated. Somehow, Gillespie could make any "wrong" note fit, and harmonically he was ahead of everyone in the 1940s, including Charlie Parker. Unlike Bird, Dizzy was an enthusiastic teacher who wrote down his musical innovations and was eager to explain them to the next generation, thereby insuring that bebop would eventually become the foundation of jazz.


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