Roy Eldridge
Born: 1911

Roy David Eldridge was a jazz trumpet player in the
Swing era. His sophisticated use of harmony, including
the use of tritone substitutions, resulted in him
sometimes being seen as the link between Louis
Armstrong-era swing music and Dizzy Gillespie-era
bebop. Roy’s rhythmic power to swing a band was a
dynamic tradmark of the Swing Era.

Eldridge was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His
nickname was Little Jazz. Eldridge played in the bands of
Fletcher Henderson, Gene Krupa and Artie Shaw… Continue

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