Roy Eldridge Little Jazz: Trumpet Giant (4-CD)

Little Jazz: Trumpet Giant (4-CD)
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Released: April 26, 2004
  • Label: Proper Box Uk

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.(Lookie, Lookie, Lookie) Here Comes Cookie - Teddy Hill & His Orchestra
  • 2.What a Little Moonlight Can Do - Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra
  • 3.Sweet Lorraine - Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra
  • 4.Swingin' on the Famous Door - Delta Four
  • 5.Farewell Blues - Delta Four
  • 6.I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music - Gene Krupa
  • 7.Swing Is Here - Gene Krupa
  • 8.Blue Lou - Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra
  • 9.Stealin' Apples - Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra
  • 10.Too Good to Be True - Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra
  • 11.Warmin' Up - Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra
  • 12.Blues in C Sharp Minor - Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra
  • 13.Shoe Shine Boy - Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra
  • 14.Wabash Stomp - Roy Eldridge & His Orchestra
  • 15.Florida Stomp - Roy Eldridge & His Orchestra
  • 16.Heckler's Hop - Roy Eldridge & His Orchestra
  • 17.That Thing - Roy Eldridge & His Orchestra
  • 18.Sittin' In - Chu Berry & His "Little Jazz" Ensemble
  • 19.Stardust - Chu Berry & His "Little Jazz" Ensemble
  • 20.Body and Soul - Chu Berry & His "Little Jazz" Ensemble
  • 21.Forty Six, West Fifty Two - Chu Berry & His "Little Jazz" Ensemble
  • 22.S-H-I-N-E [Live] - Roy Eldridge & His Orchestra
  • 23.Roy's Riffin' Now [Live] - Roy Eldridge & His Orchestra
  • 24.I'm Getting Sentimental Over You - Roy Eldridge & His Orchestra
  • 25.High Society - Roy Eldridge & His Orchestra

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Smack - The Chocolate Dandies, Coleman Hawkins
  • 2.I Surrender, Dear - The Chocolate Dandies, Coleman Hawkins
  • 3.I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me - The Chocolate Dandies, Coleman Hawkins
  • 4.Let Me Off Uptown - Gene Krupa & His Orchestra
  • 5.Rockin' Chair - Gene Krupa & His Orchestra
  • 6.Ball of Fire - Gene Krupa & His Orchestra
  • 7.Royal Flush - The Metronome All-Stars
  • 8.Gasser - Roy Eldridge & His Orchestra
  • 9.Jump Through the Window - Roy Eldridge & His Orchestra
  • 10.Minor Jive - Roy Eldridge & His Orchestra
  • 11.Tea for Two - Roy Eldridge
  • 12.Don't Be That Way - Little Jazz Trumpet Ensemble
  • 13.I Want to Be Happy - Little Jazz Trumpet Ensemble
  • 14.Fiesta in Brass - Little Jazz Trumpet Ensemble
  • 15.St. Louis Blues - Little Jazz Trumpet Ensemble
  • 16.After You've Gone - Roy Eldridge & His Orchestra
  • 17.Sad Sack - Artie Shaw
  • 18.Little Jazz Boogie - Roy Eldridge & His Orchestra
  • 19.Embraceable You - Roy Eldridge & His Orchestra
  • 20.Little Jazz - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
  • 21.Just Floatin' Along - Artie Shaw & His Orchestra
  • 22.Scuttlebutt - Artie Shaw
  • 23.All the Cats Join In - Roy Eldridge & His Orchestra
  • 24.Tippin' Out - Roy Eldridge & His Orchestra
  • 25.Lover, Come Back to Me - Roy Eldridge & His Orchestra

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.King David - Roy Eldridge
  • 2.It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - Roy Eldridge
  • 3.Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams - Roy Eldridge
  • 4.Undecided - Roy Eldridge
  • 5.Ain't No Flies on Me - Roy Eldridge
  • 6.Man I Love - Roy Eldridge
  • 7.Easter Parade - Roy Eldridge
  • 8.Wild Driver - Roy Eldridge
  • 9.If I Had You - Roy Eldridge
  • 10.Nuts - Roy Eldridge
  • 11.Someone to Watch Over Me - Roy Eldridge
  • 12.Goliath Bounce - Roy Eldridge
  • 13.I Remember Harlem - Roy Eldridge
  • 14.Baby, Don't Do Me Like That - Roy Eldridge
  • 15.Isle Adam - Roy Eldridge
  • 16.(What Did I Do to Be So) Black & Blue? - Roy Eldridge
  • 17.Echoes of Harlem - Roy Eldridge
  • 18.Schooldays - Roy Eldridge
  • 19.Saturday Night Fish Fry, Pt. 1 - Roy Eldridge
  • 20.Saturday Night Fish Fry, Pt. 2 - Roy Eldridge
  • 21.Heat's On - Roy Eldridge
  • 22.No Rolling Blues - Roy Eldridge
  • 23.They Raided the Joint - Roy Eldridge
  • 24.Estrad Swing (Roy's Got Rhythm) - Roy Eldridge
  • 25.Hoppin' John - Roy Eldridge

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Scottie - Roy Eldridge
  • 2.Oh! Shut-Up - Roy Eldridge
  • 3.Hollywood Pastime - Roy Eldridge
  • 4.I'd Love Him So - Roy Eldridge
  • 5.Heat Is On (Tres Chaud) - Roy Eldridge
  • 6.Wild Man Blues - Claude Bolling, Roy Eldridge
  • 7.Fireworks - Claude Bolling, Roy Eldridge
  • 8.Baby, What's the Matter With You? - Roy Eldridge
  • 9.Yard Dog - Roy Eldridge
  • 10.Sweet Lorraine - Roy Eldridge
  • 11.Jumbo the Elephant - Roy Eldridge
  • 12.Basin Street Blues - Roy Eldridge, George Williams Orchestra
  • 13.I Remember Harlem - Roy Eldridge, George Williams Orchestra
  • 14.Easter Parade - Roy Eldridge, Jessica Williams
  • 15.I See Everybody's Baby - Roy Eldridge, George Williams Orchestra
  • 16.Roy's Riff - Roy Eldridge, Oscar Peterson Quartet
  • 17.Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams - Roy Eldridge, Oscar Peterson Quartet
  • 18.Rockin' Chair - Roy Eldridge, Oscar Peterson Quartet
  • 19.Little Jazz - Roy Eldridge, Oscar Peterson Quartet
  • 20.Love for Sale - Roy Eldridge, Oscar Peterson Quartet
  • 21.Dale's Wail - Roy Eldridge, Oscar Peterson Quartet
  • 22.St. Louis Blues (Pts. 1 & 2) - The Metronome All-Stars

Product Description:

Personnel: Roy Eldridge (vocals, trumpet); Buster Harding (vocals, piano); Anita Love, Laurel Watson, Anita O'Day, Billie Holiday, Billy Eckstine (vocals); Sam Allen (guitar, piano); Mike Bryan, Danny Barker , Lucky Fowler, John "BJ John" Smith, Freddie Green, Snags Allen, Bob Lessey, Lawrence Lucie, Rolf Berg, John Trueheart, Allan Reuss, Barney Kessel, Bernard Addison, Billy Bauer , Ray Biondi, John Collins, Albert Casey, Carmen Mastren (guitar); Russell Procope (clarinet, alto saxophone); Cecil Scott, Joe Marsala, John LaPorta, Ove Lind, Artie Shaw, Barney Bigard, Benny Goodman, Buster Bailey (clarinet); Chris Johnson , Clint Neagley, Sam Lee, Mascagni Ruffo, Jerome Pasquall, Andrew Gardner, Mike Doty, Ray Eckstrand, Joe Eldridge, George "Scoops" Carry, Rudy Tanza, Porter Kilbert, Sahib Shihab, Nuncio "Toots" Mondello (alto saxophone); Chu Berry, Coleman Hawkins, Jon Walton, George Lawson, Don Purvance, Don Byas, Dave Young Orchestra, Albert Ferreri, Walt Lockhart, Franz Jackson, Walter Bates, Carl-Henrik Norin, Elmer Williams, Hal Singer, Herbie Steward, Ike Quebec, Charles Bowen, Lester Young , Sam Musiker, Teddy Hill, Tex Beneke, Tom Archia, Vido Musso, Warne Marsh, Zoot Sims, Ben Webster (tenor saxophone); Ernie Caceres, Alan Townsend, Sam Listengart, Dave McRae , William Boucaya, Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone); Clarence Wheeler, Andrew Ferretti, Graham Young, Cootie Williams, Torg Halten, Robert Mason , Robert & The Groovers Williams, Emmett Berry, Thomas Grider, John "Bugs" Hamilton , Gus Aiken, Henry Clay, Harry James, Marion Hazel, David Page , Norman Murphy, Elton Hill, Al Beck, Bill Dillard, Sylvester Lewis, Joe Thomas , Bernie Glow, Bill Coleman , Bill Graham, Jimmy Maxwell, Elmon Wright, Stan Fishelson, Dick Vance, Paul Cohen (trumpet); Lennart Sundewall (bass trumpet); Dicky Wells, Fred Ohms, Sandy Watson, Fernando Arbello, George Wilson, Richard Dunlap, Fred Robinson , Gus Dixon, George Robinson, John Grassi, Eli Robinson, Nat Atkins, Charles Greenlea, J.C. Higginbotham, Albert Riding, Ward Silloway , Harold Matthews, Jack Teagarden, Roger G. Swift, Jay Kelliher, Ted Kelly, John McConnell, Kai Winding, Lou McGarity, Sandy Williams , Babe Wagner, Will Bradley, Benny Vasseur, Harry Rodgers, Ed Cuffee, Ollie Wilson (trombone); Charlie Norman (piano, harpsichord); Claude Bolling, Clyde Hart, Count Basie, Ken Kersey, Dick Hyman, Irving "Duke" Jordan, Fletcher Henderson, Gerald Wiggins, Michael "Dodo" Marmarosa, Horace Henderson, Tony d'Amore, Rozelle Gayle, Teddy Cole, Bob Kitsis, Jess Stacy, Johnny Guarnieri, Milt Raskin, Raymond Fol, Art Tatum, Teddy Brannon (piano); Oscar Peterson (organ); Lionel Hampton, Terry Gibbs (vibraphone); Les Erskine, William Coles, Earl Phillips, Andrew Burman, Gene Krupa, Harold "Doc" West, Robert Barnet, Melody Saunders, Lee Abrams, Walter Johnson Jr., Armand Molinetti, Kenny Clarke, Lou Fromm, Max Roach, Panama Francis, Big Sid Catlett, Zutty Singleton, Bill Beason, Ed Shaughnessy, Charlie Smith (drums).
Recording information: Arcadia Ballroom, NY (02/26/1935-07/09/1953); Chicago, IL (02/26/1935-07/09/1953); Hollywood, CA (02/26/1935-07/09/1953); Los Angeles, CA (02/26/1935-07/09/1953); Metropolitan Opera House, New York, NY (02/26/1935-07/09/1953); New York, NY (02/26/1935-07/09/1953); Paris, France (02/26/1935-07/09/1953); Stockholm, Sweden (02/26/1935-07/09/1953).
Director: George Williams .
Arrangers: George Williams ; Artie Shaw; Buster Harding.
Roy "Little Jazz" Eldridge was the living, breathing embodiment of what jazz has always stood for. Friendly and funny, fiery and eloquent, well-versed in tradition, and more than able to joust with young innovators on their newly defined turf, Eldridge's most important stylistic descendent was Dizzy Gillespie. In 2004, Proper Records released Little Jazz: Trumpet Giant, a four-CD grab bag containing some of Eldridge's best recordings made during the years 1935-1953. Almost simultaneously, Avid came out with Little Jazz Giant, a three-CD set covering much of the same territory. Proper beats Avid for quantity, and you'll want to note that the two sets have many titles in common. Proper's first disc zeroes in on Eldridge's adventures from 1935-1939. He is heard with bands led by Teddy Wilson, Fletcher Henderson, and Gene Krupa; as a member of the Delta Four with clarinetist Joe Marsala; as a prime mover in Chu Berry's Little Jazz Ensemble, and as leader of his own orchestra in the studio and on live broadcasts from the Arcadia Ballroom in New York. Disc two examines the years 1940-1946. Here, Eldridge interacts with Coleman Hawkins and one of the last jazz bands ever to call itself the Chocolate Dandies. There are more adventures with a later edition of the Krupa band, including the famous duet with Anita O'Day on "Let Me Off Uptown," and a pair of inspired blowing sessions with all-star bands sponsored by Metronome and Esquire magazines. Eldridge leads several of his own groups, including a trumpet ensemble with Emmett Berry and Joe Thomas for Harry Lim's Keynote label, and his fabulous big bands stoked with Buster Harding arrangements and brave young tenor saxophonists Ike Quebec, Tom Archia, and Hal Singer. There are also several fine examples of Eldridge's achievements as a member of Artie Shaw's Gramercy Five. Disc three documents the trumpeter's triumphs in Paris and Stockholm during 1950 and 1951, including marvelous moments with Lester Young devotee Zoot Sims, primal bop drummer Kenny Clarke, and saucy singer Anita Love, who duets with Eldridge on "It Don't Mean a Thing" and "Ain't No Flies on Me." The fourth disc begins with a few more selections from Stockholm and Paris, including a dazzling pair of duets with pianist Claude Bolling on "Wild Man Blues" and "Fireworks" in a wonderful invocation of the Louis Armstrong/Earl Hines duo of 1928. Back in New York in August of 1951, Eldridge participated in a series of Mercury recordings produced by Norman Granz, including a session headed by that producer's favorite artist, Oscar Peterson, heard here playing organ. The quartet with saxophonist Buddy Tate is strong and stimulating, although the Benzedrine-paced reading of "Yard Dog," for all its raw bop excitement, may cause seasoned listeners to regret the omission of the original big-band version of this attractive Eldridge/Harding composition, which when presented just a bit more slowly, feels like a sequel to Eldridge's theme song, "Little Jazz." (Seeing as the producers didn't hesitate to include comparative versions of certain other titles, two contrasting "Yard Dogs" would have worked nicely.) This outstanding compilation closes with an extended jam on W.C. Handy's "St. Louis Blues," recorded in July 1953 with a decidedly modern gathering of Metronome All-Stars featuring a vocal by Billy Eckstine and cool input from beautiful people like Lester Young, John La Porta, and Warne Marsh. It's an appropriate closer for this portrait of a master musician which also provides a smart overview of how jazz evolved over 18 very eventful years. ~ arwulf arwulf

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