p, 1917-1973 US, Providence, Rhode Island
Musician / Composer of Jazz
American jazz pianist and composer. Born : December 25, 1917 in Providence, Rhode Island. Died : May 24, 1973 in Los Angeles, California. A jazz pianist in Dizzy Gillespie's band during the mid-'40s, Frank Paparelli never became a known name like some of his bandmates, but he made a contribution to a genre that has endured the decades since. Along with Gillespie, Paparelli wrote the bop classic 'Night in Tunisia', as well as the still popular 'Blue 'n' Boogie'.
|Dizzy Gillespie Sextet|