Have Trumpet, Will Excite!

On happy accidents: today I learned that at a raucous party at Snookie's in New York in 1956, someone stepped on Dizzy's trumpet and bent it. He so liked the way it sounded that he had trumpets commissioned with an upturned horn from then on, lending the DIZ his trademark trumpet look and style. 

H A P P Y A C C I D E N T S : pay attention to 'em, keep 'em when they work, and even sometimes if they don't.