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  • Patrice Champarou
    (Maybe not exactly matching the group s topic, but I cannot resist a polite request. P.) To Be, or Not . . . to Bop Dizzy Gillespie with Al Fraser University
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      (Maybe not exactly matching the group's topic, but I cannot resist a polite
      request.
      P.)


      To Be, or Not . . . to Bop
      Dizzy Gillespie
      with Al Fraser
      University of Minnesota Press | 576 pages | 102 b&w photos | 2009
      ISBN 978-0-8166-6547-1 | paperback | $19.95

      Innovative memoir of jazz genius Dizzy Gillespie tells the story of black
      American music during one of its greatest periods
      This biography is intertwined with reflections from famous Gillespie
      associates Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou
      Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, and many others. They provide numerous
      perspectives of GillespieĀ¹s start on the road to fame and the spirited times
      that would follow. To Be, or Not . . . to Bop is a unique account that
      serves as both a rollicking history lesson in American music and culture and
      a towering play-by-play of a life not to be forgotten.

      "To Be, or Not . . . to Bop, a joyous, boisterous chronicle, is also a
      desperately needed history that will long endure as a testament to a giant
      of modern jazz."
      "[Gillespie] is at once one of the most brilliant, creative, funniest, and
      best-liked innovators in the history of jazz. In these pages, more often by
      accident than design, he shows us why. To Be, or Not . . . to Bop is
      indispensable."

      Click for more information, including a table of contents:
      http://www.upress.umn.edu/Books/G/gillespie_tobe.html

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