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Swing goes dixie

Roy Eldridge (performer), Benny Morton (performer), Eddie Barefield (performer)
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Title
Swing goes dixie
Performer
Roy Eldridge 1911-1988 (trompet) Benny Morton  (trombone) Eddie Barefield  (klarinet) Dick Wellstood  (piano) Jo Jones 1911-1985 (drums)
Publisher
Phoenix, 2011
1 cd
Playing time
01:13:22
EAN
8436539310013
CDR
JDX4462
Placing suggestion
73 - Jazz (NBLC) J1 - Jazz (Flemish music schema)

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About Roy Eldridge

David Roy Eldridge (January 30, 1911 – February 26, 1989), nicknamed "Little Jazz", was an American jazz trumpet player. 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.

Biography

Early life

Eldridge was born on the North Side of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 30, 1911, to parents Alexander, a wagon teamster, and Blanche, a gifted pianist with a talent for reproducing music by ear, a trait that Eldridge claimed to have inherited from her. Eldridge began playing the piano at the age of five; he claims to have been able to play coherent blues licks at even this young age. The young El…Read more on Wikipedia

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