- Paperback: 168 pages
- Publisher: Brave Down Books (October 17, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 098544293X
- ISBN-13: 978-0985442934
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,808,742 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Shadowing Dizzy Gillespie: 100th Birthday Anniversary Paperback – October 17, 2017
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About the Author
David G. Brown grew up and worked in Woonsocket, RI. He is the father of two sons, has two grandchildren, and lives with his significant better half, Maureen Hanlon. An avid reader and writer, he credits the Creative Writing program at Cuesta College (CA) and the Alaska Writers Guild for advancing his writing career. Mr. Brown freelanced for The Woonsocket Call, Castro Valley Forum (CA), and Edible East Bay (CA). He is the author of a true crime book, "Deacon’s Crossbow," and his current writing project is an historical novel, "Return of the Free Faller." Extra curricular activities include disliking politricks, sports (especially fishing), music, creative writing workshops, and spending as much time as possible with his dog, Kaya. He now resides in Anchorage, AK.
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Shadowing Dizzy is an insight to a jazz fan getting to meet a Jazz legend in a very peculiar way. You'll have to read the book to find out. For eight years David got to be in the "In crowd" in John's life and has story's of, riding in limo's, being back stage, meeting famous people, and having personal conversations with John are envious. We all wish we could hang out with a legend, and David is kind enough to share his experiences he had in this fun book.
For anyone who appreciates jazz and Dizzy Gillespie in particular, this little book is a must for your collection. It also gives the reader the distinct impression that, hey, it could have been me that had that exchange that changed everything. Therefore, there remains hope for us all to possibly engage the artist of our dreams in a whole new way.
Pick this one up, it's fun and quick and it'll make you feel good; it did me.