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Little Jazz Giant

Little Jazz Giant

by Roy Eldridge
A three-disc box set from England's Avid Records, Little Jazz Giant tracks trumpeter Roy Eldridge's career from his early work as part of the Delta Four in 1935 through his own efforts to front a swing combo in the late '30s, his work with bandleaders Teddy Hill and Fletcher Henderson, his


A three-disc box set from England's Avid Records, Little Jazz Giant tracks trumpeter Roy Eldridge's career from his early work as part of the Delta Four in 1935 through his own efforts to front a swing combo in the late '30s, his work with bandleaders Teddy Hill and Fletcher Henderson, his brilliant early-'40s sides with Gene Krupa, his profitable stay with Artie Shaw, his uncertain position with the modern bop community, and finally, four concluding tracks with Oscar Peterson. In retrospect, it's interesting how many of the most striking cuts here were actually written by Eldridge, including "That Thing," "The Gasser," "Fish Market," "Wild Driver," "Yard Dog," and "They Raided the Joint," each of which has a perceptible modernist edge. Pound for pound, Eldridge was one of the finest upper-range trumpet players jazz has ever produced, and this set has countless examples of his jet-propelled solos (check out his lightning-fast solos in the version of "St. Louis Blues" that is included here). Avid has released each of the discs from this set as single packages as well, entitled The Gasser (1935-1946), Wild Driver (1944-1950), and The Heat's On (1951-1952).

Product Details

Release Date:
Avid Records Uk


Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roy Eldridge   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Vocals
Green   Tenor Saxophone
Buster Bailey   Clarinet
Chu Berry   Tenor Saxophone
Claude Bolling   Piano
Sidney DeParis   Trumpet
Dick Hyman   Piano
Franz Jackson   Tenor Saxophone
Duke Jordan   Piano
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Pierre Michelot   Bass
Cecil Payne   Baritone Saxophone
Oscar Peterson   Organ
Ike Quebec   Tenor Saxophone
Ed Shaughnessy   Drums
Artie Shaw   Clarinet
Buddy Tate   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Gerald Wiggins   Piano
Cozy Cole   Drums
Raymond Fol   Piano
Johnny Guarnieri   Piano
Joe Marsala   Clarinet
Hal Singer   Tenor Saxophone
Zutty Singleton   Drums
Carl Wilson   Bass
Coleman Hawkins   Tenor Saxophone
Herbie Steward   Alto Saxophone
Clarence Wheeler   Trumpet
Israel Crosby   Bass
Lee Abrams   Drums
Gus Aiken   Trumpet
Sam Allen   Guitar
Tom Archia   Tenor Saxophone
Rolf Berg   Guitar
Emmett Berry   Trumpet
William Boucaya   Baritone Saxophone
Charles Bowen   Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Brannon   Piano,Vocals
Ray Brown   Bass
Anders Burman   Drums,Vocals
Don Byas   Tenor Saxophone
Scoops Carey   Alto Saxophone
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Paul Cohen   Trumpet
John Collins   Guitar
Vic Dickenson   Trombone
Gus Dixon   Trombone
Erskine   Drums
Lou Fromm   Drums
Chuck Gentry   Baritone Saxophone
Bernie Glow   Trumpet
J.C. Heard   Drums
Ted Kelly   Trombone
Porter Kilbert   Alto Saxophone
Sylvester Lewis   Trumpet
Clyde Lombardi   Guitar,Vocals
Dodo Marmarosa   Piano
Carmen Mastren   Guitar
John McConnell   Trombone
Dave McRae   Baritone Saxophone
Armand Molinetti   Drums
Carl-Henrik Norin   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
David Page   Trumpet
Truck Parham   Bass
Earl Phillips   Drums
Lou Prisby   Alto Saxophone
Carl Pruitt   Bass
Morris Rayman   Bass
George Robinson   Trombone
Harry Rodgers   Trombone
George Schwartz   Trumpet
Zoot Sims   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Smith   Drums,Vocals
Ted Sturgis   Bass
Bob Swift   Trombone
Alan Townsend   Baritone Saxophone
Benny Vasseur   Trombone
Jon Walton   Tenor Saxophone
Sid Weiss   Bass
Harold "Doc" West   Drums
George Wilson   Trombone
Ollie Wilson   Trombone
Elmon Wright   Trumpet
Wilbur De Paris   Trombone
Anita Love   Vocals
Barney Spieler   Bass
Curby Alexander   Alto Saxophone
Teddy Cole   Piano
Joe Eldridge   Alto Saxophone
Andrew Gardner   Alto Saxophone
Thore Jederby   Bass,Vocals
Bob Lessey   Guitar
Fred Robinson   Trombone
Pinky Savitt   Trumpet
George Stevenson   Trombone
Sandy Williams   Trombone
Gunnar Almstedt   Bass
Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra   Piano
Billy Taylor   Bass
John "Bugs" Hamilton   Trumpet
Buster Harding   Piano,Vocals
Rodney Richardson   Bass
Charles Greenlea   Trombone
Guy Defatto   Bass
Richard Dunlap   Trombone
Rozelle Gayle   Piano
Walt Lockhart   Tenor Saxophone
Sandy Watson   Trombone
Snags Allen   Guitar
Charlie Norman   Piano,Harpsichord,Vocals
Albert Ferreri   Tenor Saxophone
Ove Lind   Clarinet
Dave Young Orchestra   Tenor Saxophone
Chris Johnson   Alto Saxophone
Tony d'Amore   Piano
George Lawson   Tenor Saxophone
Chris Johnson   Alto Saxophone
Marion Hazel   Trumpet
Sam Lee   Alto Saxophone
Melody Saunders   Drums
Robert Barnet   Drums
Henry Clay   Trumpet
Gladys Palmer   Vocals
Louis Carrington   Bass
Lucky Fowler   Guitar
Edmund "Sahib Shihab" Gregory   Alto Saxophone
Tim Grider   Trumpet
Leroy Hilton Hill   Trumpet
Nat Atkins   Trombone
Delta Four   Track Performer
King David & His Little Jazz   Track Performer
Little Jazz Trumpet Ensemble   Track Performer
Robert Mason   Trumpet

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Sigmund Romberg   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Cab Calloway   Composer
Roy Eldridge   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Louis Jordan   Composer
Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
Artie Shaw   Composer
Charlie Shavers   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Alec Wilder   Composer
George Williams   Composer,Director
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Buck Ram   Composer
Coleman Hawkins   Composer
George Duvivier   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Harry Barris   Composer
Benny Carter   Composer
Teddy Brannon   Composer
John Collins   Composer
Henry Creamer   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Alan Dunn   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Teddy Hill   Composer
Turner Layton   Composer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Paul Mares   Composer
J. Neiburg   Composer
Nevins   Composer
Hot Lips Page   Composer
Jack Palmer   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Roger "Ram" Ramirez   Composer
Leon Roppolo   Composer
Eddie Sauter   Composer
Elmer Schoebel   Composer
Marty Symes   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Edgar Battle   Composer
Joe Eldridge   Composer
Matty Malneck   Composer
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Buster Harding   Composer
Peter Vacher   Liner Notes
Ted Shapiro   Composer
Robert Sour   Composer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Frank Eyton   Composer
Reginald Connelly   Composer
Clifford R. Burwell   Composer
Sam Theard   Composer
Jimmy Campbell   Composer
Robert Dade   Composer
Gus Edwards   Composer
Ellis Walsh   Composer
A. Jackson   Composer
Will D. Cobb   Composer
David Wright   Repackaging
John Carleton   Composer
Bob Astor   Composer

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