The Legends Dizz was created in honor of the legendary Dizzy Gillespie. A trumpet virtuoso whose career spanned more than 50 years, he is known for expanding the world of jazz into bebop and Afro-Cuban jazz. His incredible improvisation style was influenced by his idol, Roy Eldridge. And, in turn, Gillespie influenced and mentored other legendary trumpeters such as Miles Davis, Arturo Sandoval and John Faddis. His chart-topping compositions, such as “Groovin’ High”, “Salt Peanuts”, and “A Night in Tunisia” are known to trumpeters everywhere.
This model has a round, comfortable rim. The cup is shallow, similar to a Bach E. The rim and cup were inspired by a vintage Al Cass signature Dizzy Gillespie piece. The throat is a #27, allowing plenty of air flow for a huge sound. The backbore is a Legends Manhattan, which has great focus and nice resistance. It is specifically geared for the needs of players on those extended performances and all night gigs. This mouthpiece is nice for playing any style of music, and is perfect for the technical runs and high-note improvisations of bebop.
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