Label: The Franklin Mint Record Society - none • Series: Institute Of Jazz Studies Official Archive Collection,The Greatest Jazz Recordings Of All Time • Format: 4x, Vinyl LP, Compilation RedBox Set • Country: US • Genre: Jazz • Style: Swing
Eldridge actually played drums first, at age 6, then took up the trumpet at With his exuberant personality and keen sense of competition, he played his horn with precision, crackle, and speed. Inspired more by jazz saxophonists than other trumpeters, he would practice for eight hours a day, work a job that night, then go jam at an after-hours club.
Joe, an alto saxophonist and violinist, b. Before forming his own group, Eldridge worked as a musical sparkplug for various leaders. Wabash Ave. Eldridge and his band took time off from the Three Deuces to go on a lengthy tour of eastern and southern cities late in the summer, including a limited engagement at the Hotel Sterling in Cincinnati, OH. They returned to the Three Deuces in October, once Eldridge recovered from a bout of pneumonia.
And that was something in those days. Those kinds of stories were all very romantic and intriguing and made me want to work. In Eldridge formed a new, piece group for a residency Jangled Nerves - Louis Armstrong - Roy Eldridge - Jazz Masterpieces began in March of that year at the swanky Arcadia Ballroom in New York City and went on to last some six months.
His brother, Joe, History Cries - Volcano - Davi on alto sax, joined by some different sidemen including Franz Jackson tenor saxophone and Panama Francis drums.
Soon, they were heard broadcasting from the Arcadia. Eldridge and his band opened at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem for a week starting October 7, Ken Kersey was the pianist for the session held in December.
Krupa disbanded in June Eldridge stayed with Shaw for a year and, while with him, was allowed to continue to make recordings under his own name at Decca, including Fish MarketLittle Jazz Boogieand Embraceable You. After leaving Shaw, Eldridge put together a touring big band, which, for example, along with co-star Dorothy Donegan, a boogie-woogie pianist, wowed patrons at the Regal Theatre in Chicago during the first week of June The whole idea of hitting the road again big hit me as just too much trouble.
So Eldridge gave up his orchestra and agreed to become a featured player with. It must not have been hard to convince Eldridge to join the package, since a couple of his early idols, cornetist Rex Stewart and saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, were also part of the ensemble at that time. The point is, I never said it.
Roy Eldridge in His Own Words:. A real snap. I get a On Nest Pas La Pour Se Faire Eng. - Boris Vian - Boris Vian taste of that now, but I should have got a. Who got the. The publisher got the money, the band leader got the money, his manager got his share. I got boxes and boxes of tape in the house where Jangled Nerves - Louis Armstrong - Roy Eldridge - Jazz Masterpieces friend.
For instance, I played a couple, like I played some tapes with Gene Krupa back in. They are fantastic. There was always some place to play then. Now, the clubs that are. I work four nights a week and I think that If I Had A Hammer - Nicky Thomas - Doing The Moonwalk. I play hard, you come and catch me play hard and I played strongly 20 years ago, you. When I came to New. York I was the fastest cat, fast as grease lightening [ sic ].
InEldridge was incapacitated by a stroke. Even if afterwards he had to completely give up blowing his trumpet, he was still able to sing, and he returned to playing the drums and even the piano. Besides, he could relax a Finale Allegro Vivace - Antonín Dvořák - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Daniel Barenboim - English Chamb at his home outside New York City.
Just three weeks after Vi died inEldridge passed away. Horizon Press,pp. George I. N A11B. Chicago DefenderSept. Jim Standifer, interview with Roy Eldridge, May 19, Combine XXVI - Due Process - Combine XXIII - XXXV John S.
New York TimesFeb. I would like to expand this tribute with, if possible, Jangled Nerves - Louis Armstrong - Roy Eldridge - Jazz Masterpieces new interview of someone who was important to Roy Eldridge's life or career. Are you an alumnus of his band, a member of his family, or a collector who is knowledgeable about his accomplishments?
Please contact me via e-mail. The big bands are back. November Most commonly it was said that he was the stylistic link on jazz trumpet between Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie.
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