Alphonso Son "Dizzy" Reece (* 5 January 1931 in Kingston (Jamaica) ) is a jazz - trumpet of hard bop. Dizzy Reece is the son of a silent movie pianist. He first played tenor and baritone saxophone and changed to the trumpet at the age of fourteen. At the age of sixteen he was a professional musician, went to London in 1948 and played there with Victor Feldman and Tubby Hayes ; There was a series of albums and EPs for the label Tempo . He worked in Europe in the 1950s, most of the time in Paris , but also in Holland, Spain and Germany, where he also played with the Beromünster Entertainment Orchestra . In Paris he played with Don Byas , Kenny Clarke , Frank Foster and Thad Jones, In 1959 he went to New York . Reece recorded a number of albums for the Blue Note label and had his own formation with Art Taylor . Dizzy Reece is still active as a musician; Throughout his career he has recorded with Dexter Gordon , Victor Feldman , Tubby Hayes , the Paris Reunion Band , the Clifford Jordan Big Band, Ted Curson , Duke Jordan , John Gilmore and Philly Joe Jones .