Roy Eldridge



Roy Eldridge

Rating
Active
1930 to 1990
Born
January 30, 1911 in Pittsburgh
Died
February 26, 1989
Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Biography
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.

Top Songs by Roy Eldridge


"Murder", He Says

by Roy Eldridge, Anita O'Day & Gene Krupa Orchestra

I Can't Get Started

by Roy Eldridge & Russell Garcia

Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Jazz Figures / Roy Eldridge, Volume 1 (1935-1941)

Jazz Figures / Roy Eldridge, Volume 1 (1935-1941)

Roy Eldridge December 3, 2017

17 Tracks

Roy Eldridge and His Little Jazz

Roy Eldridge and His Little Jazz

Roy Eldridge March 3, 2017

16 Tracks

After You've Gone: Classic Concert Series (Live)

After You've Gone: Classic Concert Series (Live)

Roy Eldridge September 9, 2016

11 Tracks

The Best of Roy Eldridge

The Best of Roy Eldridge

Roy Eldridge August 26, 2016

25 Tracks

I Remember Harlem

I Remember Harlem

Roy Eldridge July 8, 2016

16 Tracks

Jazz for a Lazy Day

Jazz for a Lazy Day

Roy Eldridge February 1, 2015

20 Tracks

Roy and Diz

Roy and Diz

Dizzy Gillespie April 25, 2014

8 Tracks

Fiesta in Brass

Fiesta in Brass

Roy Eldridge July 31, 2013

16 Tracks

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