Dizzy Gillespie live onstage and on his Bahá'í Faith

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KRON-TV news footage from October 22nd 1969 featuring brief scenes of jazz trumpeter and composer John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (1917-1993) playing at a Jazz Workshop and also being interviewed about his recent adoption of the Bahá'í Faith. Gillespie states: "I have a new inspiration, being just recently I have become a member of the Bahá'í Faith. And it has given me a new special outlook not only on my relationship to the musicians that work with me but also to the music itself. It has given me new impetus." He goes onto clarify with wry humor his faith's standpoint with regard to alcohol and smoking. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Note that Movette Film Transfer of San Francisco remastered a 16mm positive print of this film in September 2018 in 2K resolution (2048x1556 pixels), using a Lasergraphics film scanner. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

16mm color magnetic sound film
Digital Format
mp4 file
local newsfilm
Copyright Holder
Young Broadcasting of San Francisco, Inc.
KRON 2136-3-2K

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