July 8, 2017

Roy Eldridge articles/mentions

David Roy Eldridge (January 30, 1911 – February 26, 1989), commonly known as Roy Eldridge, and nicknamed "Little Jazz", was an American jazz trumpet player. His sophisticated use of harmony, including the use of tritone substitutions, his virtuosic solos exhibiting a departure from the smooth and lyrical style of earlier jazz trumpet innovator Louis Armstrong, and his strong impact on Dizzy Gillespie mark him as one of the most influential musicians of the swing era and a precursor of bebop.           

Roy Eldridge
Spotlite (Club) New York
ca Nov 1946
photo by Carl Van Vechten

Ella Fitzgerald ~ Queen of Jazz
Verve Records ~ the inner sleeve & Norman Granz   
In Memoriam       
Styrous® ~ Saturday, July 8, 2017       

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