Dizzy Gillespie was a real cool cat who turned trouble into tunes. From a hard childhood in a small town, he made it clear to noisy, lively New York City. But did Dizzy stand straight and play right? NO! He hit high notes, low notes, never-been-heard notes, acted silly, played around, puffed his cheeks out like a clown... He was a boy who broke all the rules and ended up head of the class, top of the heap — ska-diddley dee bop! — Prince of Jazz.

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