Roy Eldridge (1911-1989), nicknamed "Little Jazz", was an American jazz trumpeter. His sophisticated use of harmony, including the use of tritone substitutions, his virtuosic solos exhibiting a departure from the dominant style of 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.


Original photography by William P. Gottlieb. Full photo restoration by us.

"Swingin' on the Town" is an album by Roy Eldridge recorded in 1960 and released on the Verve label. Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars stating "Eldridge is the focus here, and his performances are supple, swinging and charming. He doesn't do anything out of the ordinary, but he delivers the expected with grace. Not a major album in his catalog, but certainly an enjoyable one".

Roy Eldridge

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