Roy Eldridge




    Jazz Biography

    Roy Eldridge

    Little Jazz Giant

    John Chilton

    Continuum 2002

    Paperback 448pp Illustrated

    9780826465351   Product Code: 37391

    Roy Eldridge (1911-89) worked with some of the finest jazz players of his day, including Teddy Hill and Artie Shaw, and forged a distinctive trumpet style that linked the more traditional sound of Louis Armstrong to the Be-Bop generation. John Chilton's perceptive biography traces Eldridge's long career and his often turbulent professional relationships to reassess the work of one of the most exciting and unjustly neglected players in jazz history.

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