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Roy Eldridge

Roy Eldridge was a trumpet legend, the historic link between Louis Armstrong's virtuosity and Dizzy Gillespie's bebop pyrotechnics. Geoffrey surveys the passionate career of a fiery creative spirit, known in the business as "Little Jazz".

1 hour

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Sun 2 Feb 2014 00:00

Music Played

  • Roy Eldridge

    Rockin' Chair

    Performer: Gene Krupa.
    • The Big Sound of Little Jazz.
    • Topaz.
    • 19.
  • Coleman Hawkins

    'Swonderful

    Performer: Roy Eldridge. Performer: Teddy Wilson. Performer: Billy Taylor. Performer: Cozy Cole.
    • The Master.
    • Le Jazz.
    • 2.
  • Roy Eldridge

    Christopher Columbus

    Performer: Fletcher Henderson Band.
    • The Big Sound of Little Jazz.
    • Topaz.
    • 5.
  • Roy Eldridge

    The Gasser

    Performer: Ike Quebec.
    • Little Jazz Giant: The Gasser (1935-1946).
    • 10.
  • Lester Young

    This Year's Kisses

    Performer: Roy Eldridge. Performer: Vic Dickenson. Performer: Teddy Wilson.
    • Jazz Giants 1956.
    • Lonehill Jazz.
    • 4.
  • Leon "Chu" Berry

    Warmin' Up

    Performer: Roy Eldridge.
    • BLOWING UP A BREEZE.
    • TOPAZ.
    • 4.
  • Roy Eldridge

    Blues in C Sharp Minor

    Performer: Teddy Wilson Band.
    • The Big Sound of Little Jazz.
    • Topaz.
    • 7.
  • Roy Eldridge

    The Walker

    Performer: Coleman Hawkins. Performer: John Lewis. Performer: Percy Heath. Performer: Connie Kay.
    • At The Opera House.
    • Verve Records.
    • 4.
  • Roy Eldridge

    Wabash Stomp

    Performer: Roy Eldridge.
    • The Big Sound of Little Jazz.
    • Topaz.
    • 8.
  • Roy Eldridge

    Heckler's Hop

    Performer: Roy Eldridge.
    • The Big Sound of Little Jazz.
    • Topaz.
    • 10.
  • Roy Eldridge

    Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams

    Performer: Charles Mingus. Performer: Tommy Flanagan. Performer: Jo Jones.
    • Charles Mingus Plays It Cool.
    • Metro.
    • 2.
  • Roy Eldridge

    Gofor

    Performer: Oscar Peterson. Performer: Niels-Henning ├śrsted Pedersen. Performer: Bobby Durham.
    • Montreux '77.
    • Pablo.
    • 2.
  • Roy Eldridge

    Sittin' In

    Performer: Leon "Chu" Berry.
    • The Big Sound of Little Jazz.
    • Topaz.
    • 12.

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