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Roy Eldridge, little jazz giant

Author: John Chilton
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Roy Eldridge, Little Jazz Giant is the first biography of the spectacular trumpeter, Roy 'Little Jazz' Eldridge, whose style is universally recognized as the all-important link between the playing of Louis Armstrong and the achievements of modernist Dizzy Gillespie. Roy's daring harmonic approach and his technically awesome improvisations provided guidance and inspiration for countless jazz musicians, but he was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chilton, John, 1932-
Roy Eldridge, little jazz giant.
London ; New York : Continuum, 2002
(OCoLC)639395929
Named Person: Roy Eldridge; Roy Eldridge; Roy Eldridge
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Chilton
ISBN: 0826456928 9780826456922
OCLC Number: 48038464
Description: vi, 447 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Smoketown - Territory Band Travels - A Bite at the Big Apple - Chicago Bandleader - Settling in New York - Crusading with Krupa - Starring with Shaw - Jazz at the Philharmonic - Interlude in Paris - Tours and Triumphs - Flying with the Hawk - Festivals Galore - Radiance at Ryan's - Ending with a Song - Roy on Record (1935-39) - Roy on Record (1940-46) - Roy on Record (1947-55) - Roy on Record (1955-65) - Roy on Record (1965-85)
Responsibility: John Chilton.
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