ROY ELDRIDGE

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One of the most exciting trumpeters to emerge during the swing era, Roy Eldridge's combative approach, chance-taking style and strong musicianship were an inspiration (and an influence) to the next musical generation, most notably Dizzy Gillespie. Although he sometimes pushed himself farther than he could go, Eldridge never played a dull solo. Roy Eldridge started out playing trumpet and drums in carnival and circus bands. With the Nighthawk Syncopators he received a bit of attention by playing a note-for-note re-creation of Coleman Hawkins' tenor solo on "The Stampede." Inspired by the dynamic playing of Jabbo Smith (Eldridge would not discover Louis Armstrong for a few years), Eldridge played with some territory bands including Zack Whyte and Speed Webb and in New York (where he arrive in 1931) he worked with Elmer Snowden (who nicknamed him "Little Jazz"), McKinney's Cotton Pickers, and most importantly Teddy Hill (1935). Eldridge's recorded solos with read more...
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ROY ELDRIDGE And His 0.00 | 0 ratings
And His "Little Jazz"
Swing 1951
ROY ELDRIDGE Joue pour la danse album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Joue pour la danse
Swing 1951
ROY ELDRIDGE Roy Eldridge Plays album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Roy Eldridge Plays
Bop 1951
ROY ELDRIDGE Roy Eldridge & His Band  (aka Roy Eldridge In Sweden) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Roy Eldridge & His Band (aka Roy Eldridge In Sweden)
Swing 1951
ROY ELDRIDGE And His Orchestra, Little Jazz Four album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
And His Orchestra, Little Jazz Four
Swing 1953
ROY ELDRIDGE Dale's Wail album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dale's Wail
Swing 1954
ROY ELDRIDGE Little Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Little Jazz
Swing 1954
ROY ELDRIDGE Roy Eldridge With Oscar Peterson Trio : The Strolling Mr. Eldridge album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Roy Eldridge With Oscar Peterson Trio : The Strolling Mr. Eldridge
Swing 1954
ROY ELDRIDGE Roy Eldridge And Dizzy Gillespie : Roy And Diz #2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Roy Eldridge And Dizzy Gillespie : Roy And Diz #2
Bop 1954
ROY ELDRIDGE The Roy Eldridge Quintet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Roy Eldridge Quintet
Swing 1954
ROY ELDRIDGE Holiday In Trumpet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Holiday In Trumpet
Swing 1955
ROY ELDRIDGE Roy's Got Rhythm album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Roy's Got Rhythm
Swing 1956
ROY ELDRIDGE Rockin' Chair album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rockin' Chair
Swing 1956
ROY ELDRIDGE Swing Goes Dixie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swing Goes Dixie
Swing 1956
ROY ELDRIDGE Tour De Force album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tour De Force
Swing 1957
ROY ELDRIDGE Saturday Night Fish Fry album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Saturday Night Fish Fry
Swing 1962
ROY ELDRIDGE The Nifty Cat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Nifty Cat
Swing 1970
ROY ELDRIDGE Happy Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Happy Time
Swing 1975
ROY ELDRIDGE Jazz Maturity (with Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie) album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Jazz Maturity (with Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie)
Swing 1975
ROY ELDRIDGE Little Jazz And The Jimmy Ryan All-Stars album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Little Jazz And The Jimmy Ryan All-Stars
Swing 1975
ROY ELDRIDGE What It's All about album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
What It's All about
Swing 1976
ROY ELDRIDGE Roy Eldrige - Richie Kamuca Quintet ‎: Comin' Home Baby album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Roy Eldrige - Richie Kamuca Quintet ‎: Comin' Home Baby
Swing 1978
ROY ELDRIDGE Urbane Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Urbane Jazz
Swing 2010

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ROY ELDRIDGE The Trumpet Kings At Montreux album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Trumpet Kings At Montreux
Swing 1975
ROY ELDRIDGE Live At The Three Deuces Club album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Three Deuces Club
Swing 1975
ROY ELDRIDGE Montreux 77 album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
Montreux 77
Swing 1977
ROY ELDRIDGE At Jerry Newman's album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At Jerry Newman's
Swing 1982
ROY ELDRIDGE Decidedly album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Decidedly
Swing 2002

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ROY ELDRIDGE Collates album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Collates
Swing 1951
ROY ELDRIDGE Dale's Wail album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dale's Wail
Swing 1978
ROY ELDRIDGE The Essential Keynote Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Essential Keynote Collection
Swing 1991
ROY ELDRIDGE Little Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Little Jazz
Swing 1994
ROY ELDRIDGE Fiesta in Brass album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fiesta in Brass
Swing 1995
ROY ELDRIDGE In Paris album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Paris
Swing 1995
ROY ELDRIDGE The Chronological Classics: Roy Eldridge 1935-1940 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Roy Eldridge 1935-1940
Swing 1996
ROY ELDRIDGE The Chronological Classics: Roy Eldridge 1943-1944 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Roy Eldridge 1943-1944
Swing 1997
ROY ELDRIDGE Planet Jazz album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Planet Jazz
Swing 1998
ROY ELDRIDGE 1950-1960 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1950-1960
Swing 1998
ROY ELDRIDGE An Introduction to Roy Eldridge: His Best Recordings 1935-1946 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
An Introduction to Roy Eldridge: His Best Recordings 1935-1946
Swing 1998
ROY ELDRIDGE The Chronological Classics: Roy Eldridge 1945-1947 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Roy Eldridge 1945-1947
Swing 1998
ROY ELDRIDGE Roy Eldridge and His Little Jazz, Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Roy Eldridge and His Little Jazz, Volume 2
Swing 1998
ROY ELDRIDGE The Chronological Classics: Roy Eldridge 1950-1951 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Roy Eldridge 1950-1951
Swing 2002
ROY ELDRIDGE The Chronological Classics: Roy Eldridge 1951 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Roy Eldridge 1951
Swing 2003
ROY ELDRIDGE Wild Driver album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wild Driver
Swing 2003
ROY ELDRIDGE The Complete Verve Roy Eldridge Studio Sessions album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Verve Roy Eldridge Studio Sessions
Swing 2003

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'Roy Eldridge 4 - Montreux '77' live album and a very good one IMO is missing

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