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John SzwedAlyn Shipton's Groovin' High: The life of Dizzy Gillespie takes a traditional approach to jazz biography: His is a narrative rich with names, titles, places, and dates. Shipton sticks close to the music and the facts. Shipton has succeeded in making this the most complete biography yet written on Dizzy. Even though this book sometimes has the scrapbook feel of raw data, it is written with the passion of one who is making a discovery, and with the resolve to restore the reputation of a sometimes neglected, but nonetheless quintessential Blue Note artitst of the 1960s.