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Roy Eldridge

tr, 1911-1989 US, Pittsburgh
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. David Roy Eldridge Little Jazz

Roy Eldridge (born January 30, 1911, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - died February 26, 1989, Valley Stream, New York, USA) also known as "Little Jazz", was an American jazz trumpeter. He was a prominent soloist with the bands of Fletcher Henderson, Gene Krupa and Artie Shaw as well as featured in Norman Granz's Jazz at the Philharmonic events and a leader in his own name. Eldridge was given the nickname "Little Jazz" by Leon "Chu" Berry.

  • Trumpet
  • Vocals
  • Flugelhorn
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Night And Day on The Best Of Art Tatum by Art Tatum
Sam, Sam The Vegetable Man on The Arcadia Ballroom New York Presents Roy Eldridge by Roy Eldridge
Algo Bueno on Roy And Diz by Roy Eldridge & Dizzy Gillespie
All Of Me on Little Jazz And The Jimmy Ryan All-Stars by Roy Eldridge
Somebody Loves Me on The Complete Verve Studio Sessions by Roy Eldridge
Blue Moon - Live on High Class by Roy Eldridge
Echoes of Harlem on The Heat's On by Roy Eldridge, Howard McGhee & Howard McGhee's Be-Boppers
Hop, Skip and Jump on Complete Gramercy 5 Sessions by Artie Shaw
I Still Love Him So on The Complete Verve Studio Sessions by Roy Eldridge
Jumbo The Elephant on Collates by Roy Eldridge

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Live In Amsterdam 1960Jazz At The Philharmonic Featuring Coleman Hawkins, Don Byas, Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter And Dizzy Gillespie, Leo Wright, Stan Getz, J.J. Johnson2018Album
The Verve Collection 1957-1962Roy Eldridge2017Compil.
At The Half NoteRoy Eldridge, The Richie Kamuca Quartet2017Compil.
Konzerthaus Vienna 4/22/59Jazz At The Philharmonic, Ella Fitzgerald, The Oscar Peterson Trio, Stan Getz Quartet, Roy Eldridge, Ed Thigpen, Lou Levy2014Album
Hawkins + Eldridge Quintet European ConcertColeman Hawkins And Roy Eldridge2014Album
In ConcertColeman Hawkins With Roy Eldridge And Billie Holiday2014Compil.
Mostly Instrumentals Part OneThe V-Disc All Stars Featuring Woody Herman, The Catalina Sextette - Dave Matthews - Bill Stegmeyer - Clark Terry - Roy Eldridge, Bob Haggart2012Compil.
Three Classic Albums PlusRoy Eldridge2011Compil.
Roy & DizDizzy Gillespie • Roy Eldridge2011Album
Minor JiveRoy Eldridge2008Compil.
6tet/7tet - Complete Studio Master TakesLester Young Featuring Roy Eldridge And Harry Edison2005Compil.
Early Mr. B: 1940 - 1953Billy Eckstine Featuring Earl Hines, Dizzy Gillespie, Gene Ammons, Fats Navarro, Wardell Gray, Lester Young And Roy Eldridge2005Compil.
Me And You BluesRoy Eldridge2005Compil.
Jazz Ballads 13Roy Eldridge & Dizzy Gillespie2004Compil.
Little Jazz 1911-1989Roy Eldridge2004Compil.
Norman Granz' Jazz In Montreux Presents Roy Eldridge '77Roy Eldridge2004Album
Roy "Little Jazz" EldridgeRoy Eldridge2004Single
ROY "Little Jazz" ELDRIDGERoy Eldridge2004Single
Little Jazz Trumpet GiantRoy Eldridge2004Compil.
Little Jazz GiantRoy Eldridge2003Compil.
The Complete Verve Roy Eldridge Studio SessionsRoy Eldridge2003Compil.
1950-1951Roy Eldridge2002Compil.
Drummin' ManGene Krupa Featuring Anita O'Day, Roy Eldridge, Irene Daye, Benny Goodman2002Compil.
Wild DriverRoy Eldridge2002Compil.
DecidedlyRoy Eldridge2002Album
Laughin' To Keep From Cryin'Lester Young, Roy Eldridge, Harry Edison2000Album
I Can't Get StartedRoy Eldridge2000Compil.
String Along With Roy EldridgeRoy Eldridge Backed by Russell Garcia And His Orchestra1999Album
Roy Eldridge And His Little JazzRoy Eldridge1999Single
Roy EldridgeRoy Eldridge1998Album
Roy Eldridge & His Little Jazz Vol. 2Roy Eldridge1998Album
Little JazzRoy Eldridge1998Compil.
1945-1947Roy Eldridge1998Compil.
Jazz At The Philarmonic-Frankfurt 1952Lester Young, Flip Phillips, Roy Eldridge, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, Max Roach1997Album
Roy Eldridge & His Little Jazz Vol. 1Roy Eldridge1997Album
Jazz Masters (100 Ans De Jazz)Roy Eldridge1997Album
Swing Trumpet KingsHarry Edison / Roy Eldridge / Henry "Red" Allen / Buck Clayton1996Compil.
Jazz & Blues CollectionRoy Eldridge1996Compil.
Little Jazz 1935/1944Roy Eldridge1995Compil.
1950-1960Roy Eldridge1995Compil.
Roy Eldridge Con Oscar Peterson, Gerry Wiggins, Ray Brown, Barney Kessel, Kenny Clarke, Ray Brown‎Roy Eldridge Con Oscar Peterson, Gerald Wiggins, Ray Brown, Barney Kessel, Kenny Clarke1995Album
Ow! (All Star Jam Sessions)Louis Bellson, Ray Brown, Roy Eldridge, Herb Ellis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Harris, Illinois Jacquet, Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips, Buddy Rich, Ben Webster, Lester Young1995Album
Fiesta In BrassRoy Eldridge1995Compil.
In ParisRoy Eldridge1995Compil.
Marian McPartland's Piano JazzMarian McPartland With Guest Roy Eldridge1995Album
Roy Eldridge In ParisRoy Eldridge1995Compil.
Little Jazz: The Best Of The Verve YearsRoy Eldridge1994Compil.
At The Opera HouseColeman Hawkins and Roy Eldridge1994Compil.
Roy And DizRoy Eldridge And Dizzy Gillespie1994Compil.
Juan-Le-Pins, July 29, 1964Ella Fitzgerald In Concert With Roy Eldridge And Tommy Flanagan Trio1994Album
Bean And Little JazzColeman Hawkins & Roy Eldridge1993Compil.
The Exciting Roy EldridgeRoy Eldridge1993Single
French Cooking The Complete Vogue Recordings • Vol 2Roy Eldridge1993Compil.
NutsRoy Eldridge1993Album
The Netherlands Salute Coleman Hawkins / Roy EldridgeColeman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge1992Album
The Legendary Years, Vol. 3Roy Eldridge, Teddy Wilson, Tommy Flanagan1992Compil.
The TrumpetersRoy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Buck Clayton Quintet1992Compil.
The Jazz Singers - Vocals By Great InstrumentalistsLouis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Jack Teagarden, Dizzy Gillespie, Jelly Roll Morton, Bunny Berigan, Cootie Williams, Earl Hines, Roy Eldridge, Teddy Bunn, Don Redman, Lionel Hampton, Wingy Manone, George Brunies, Hot Lips Page, Henry "Red" Allen, Sy Oliver, Ray Nance, Charlie Shavers1991Compil.
Heckler's HopRoy Eldridge1991Compil.
After You've GoneRoy Eldridge1991Compil.
Heckler's Hop (Roy Eldridge 1935/40)Roy Eldridge1991Compil.
Little JazzRoy Eldridge1990Compil.
Blues In The NightArtie Shaw And His Orchestra Featuring Roy Eldridge And Hot Lips Page1990Compil.
Live In 1959 ! Just You, Just MeRoy Eldridge & Coleman Hawkins1990Compil.
Little JazzRoy Eldridge1990Compil.
UptownRoy Eldridge With Gene Krupa And His Orchestra Featuring Anita O'Day1990Compil.
Jam Session 1955Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips, Herb Ellis, Buddy DeFranco, Ray Brown, Bill Harris, Louis Bellson1990Album
Trumpet KingsRoy Eldridge & Dizzy Gillespie1990Compil.
Little JazzRoy Eldridge1989Single
Montreux Jazz Festival Vol 5 - The Trumpet MastersDizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge1989Album
Little JazzRoy Eldridge1989Compil.
Little JazzRoy Eldridge1989Single
Live In ConcertColeman Hawkins And Roy Eldridge1989Album
Little JazzRoy Eldridge1989Single
Little JazzRoy Eldridge1989Single
Little Jazz Live In 1957Roy Eldridge1988Album
Des Femmes Disparaissent - Les TricheursArt Blakey & The Jazz Messengers / Stan Getz - Roy Eldridge - Coleman Hawkins - Dizzy Gillespie1988Compil.
Urban JazzRoy Eldridge1988Compil.
Loose WalkCount Basie & Roy Eldridge1988Album
Roy EldridgeRoy Eldridge1988Compil.
Roy Eldridge And The Swing TrumpetsRoy Eldridge1987Compil.
Drummer ManGene Krupa Featouring Anita O'Day - Roy Eldridge1987Single
Mexican Bandit Meets Pittsburgh PiratePaul Gonsalves & Roy Eldridge1986Album
Little Jazz SpecialRoy Eldridge1985Album
Tippin' OutRoy Eldridge1985Compil.
Americans In SwedenRoy Eldridge, Count Basie Orchestra1983Album
Jazz At The Philharmonic - The ChallengesDizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Ben Webster1983Album
At The Bayou Club Volume 1Coleman Hawkins & Roy Eldridge1983Album
Jazz At The Philharmonic The Trumpet Battle 1952Roy Eldridge ■ Charlie Shavers ■ Lester Young1983Album
At Jerry Newman'sRoy Eldridge1982Album
Jazz MasterpiecesLouis Armstrong, Roy Eldridge1982Compil.
All The Cats Join InRoy Eldridge1982Compil.
The Early YearsRoy Eldridge1982Album
Little Jazz And The Jimmy Ryan All-StarsRoy Eldridge1982Album
The Best OfRoy Eldridge1980Compil.
Just JazzRoy Eldridge & Dizzy Gillespie, Archie Shepp1980Compil.
Artie Shaw And His Orchestra Featuring Roy EldridgeArtie Shaw And His Orchestra Featuring Roy Eldridge1979Compil.
The Uncollected Mildred Bailey 1944 (The CBS Radio Shows)Mildred Bailey With Paul Baron And Orchestra Featuring Teddy Wilson, Roy Eldridge, Red Norvo1979Album
Une Petite LaitueRoy Eldridge1979Album
"Little Jazz" JazzRoy Eldridge1978Album
Jazz Maturity... Where It's Coming FromDizzy Gillespie & Roy Eldridge1978Album
Dale's WailRoy Eldridge1978Compil.
Jazz MoodsLester Young, Sonny Stitt, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Harris, Roy Eldridge1978Album
Trumpet SummitBuck Clayton meets Roy Eldridge1977Album
Diz And RoyDizzy Gillespie & Roy Eldridge1977Compil.
Little JazzRoy Eldridge1977Compil.
One Is Never Too Old To SwingTiny Grimes With Roy Eldridge1977Album
Sweets, Lips & Lots of JazzHarry Edison, Hot Lips Page, Roy Eldridge1976Compil.
Live Recording At The "Birdland" New York, September 1952Coleman Hawkins Quintet, Roy Eldridge, Howard McGhee1976Album
What It's All AboutRoy Eldridge1976Album
"1940-1946" - "Trumpet Time"Hot Lips Page & Roy Eldridge1976Compil.
The Heat's OnRoy Eldridge, Howard McGhee1976Compil.
Nobody In MindBig Joe Turner With Milt Jackson / Roy Eldridge1976Album
The Tatum Group MasterpiecesArt Tatum, Louis Bellson, Benny Carter, Red Callender, Buddy DeFranco, Bill Douglass, Harry Edison, Roy Eldridge, Lionel Hampton, Jo Jones, Barney Kessel, Buddy Rich, John Simmons, Alvin Stoller, Ben Webster1975Compil.
Little Jazz And The Jimmy Ryan All-StarsRoy Eldridge1975Album
At The Village VanguardEarl Hines & Roy Eldridge1975Album
Live! At The Three Deuces Club 1937Roy Eldridge1975Album
Oscar Peterson & Roy EldridgeOscar Peterson & Roy Eldridge1975Album
Happy TimeRoy Eldridge With Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass, Ray Brown, Eddie Locke1975Album
Gene Krupa, His Orchestra And Anita O`Day Featuring Roy EldridgeGene Krupa And His Orchestra And Anita O'Day Featuring Roy Eldridge1974Compil.
Lady Like (Miriam Klein Sings Billie Holiday)Miriam Klein, Roy Eldridge, Dexter Gordon, Slide Hampton1973Album
Arcadia Ballroom -1939 Arcadia ShuffleRoy Eldridge1973Album
Verve Jazz No. 16Roy Eldridge1973Compil.
The Greatest "Little Jazz"Roy Eldridge1973Compil.
Roy EldridgeRoy Eldridge1972Compil.
1959 Monterey Jazz FestivalJimmy Witherspoon, Coleman Hawkins, Earl Hines, Mel Lewis, Woody Herman, Roy Eldridge, Ben Webster1972Album
The Intimate Valente / The Song's Been Sung / Double Shot / Soul Mates / Out Of The StormCaterina Valente / Tony Terran / The Mariachi Brass / Dizzy Gillespie And Roy Eldridge / Ed Thigpen1968Album
Jazz from a Swinging EraEarl Hines, Roy Eldridge, Buck Clayton, Vic Dickenson, Budd Johnson, Bud Freeman, Earle Warren, Sir Charles Thompson, Oliver Jackson, Bill Pemperton1967Album
Saturday Night Fish FryRoy Eldridge, Bud Freeman With Elmer Snowden Sextet1966Album
Soul MatesDizzy Gillespie And Roy Eldridge1966Compil.
Roy EldridgeRoy Eldridge1965Compil.
Era Of The Swing TrumpetRoy Eldridge, Jonah Jones, Cootie Williams, Bobby Hackett, Hot Lips Page, Sidney De Paris1964Compil.
Little JazzRoy Eldridge1962Compil.
Hawkins! Eldridge! Hodges! Alive! At The Village Gate!Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Johnny Hodges1962Album
Newport RebelsCharles Mingus, Max Roach, Eric Dolphy, Roy Eldridge, Jo Jones1961Album
Coleman Hawkins Et Roy Eldridge At The Opera HouseColeman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge1961Compil.
At The Opera HouseColeman Hawkins and Roy Eldridge1961Album
The Gene Krupa Story In MusicGene Krupa And His Orchestra With Anita O'Day, Roy Eldridge And Dolores Hawkins1960Album
Drum BoogieGene Krupa Featuring Anita O'Day And Roy Eldridge1960Single
Swingin' On The TownRoy Eldridge1960Album
Les Tricheurs / Clo's BluesStan Getz & Roy Eldridge / Coleman Hawkins1959Single
Laughin' To Keep From Cryin'Lester Young, Roy Eldridge And Harry Edison1958Album
At NewportThe Oscar Peterson Trio With Roy Eldridge / Sonny Stitt & Jo Jones1958Album
Musique Originale Du Film Les TricheursStan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie Accompagnés Par Oscar Peterson, Gus Johnson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown1958Single
That Warm FeelingRussell Garcia And His Orchestra, Roy Eldridge1957Album
The Urbane Jazz Of Roy Eldridge And Benny CarterRoy Eldridge And Benny Carter1957Album
Tour De ForceRoy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Harry Edison1957Album
Giants Of Jazz, Vol. IILester Young, Vic Dickenson, Roy Eldridge, Teddy Wilson, Freddie Green, Gene Ramey, Jo Jones1957Compil.
The Strolling Mr. Eldridge (No. 2)Roy Eldridge, The Oscar Peterson Trio1956Single
Drummer Man 1Gene Krupa Featuring Anita O'Day And Roy Eldridge1956Single
Drummer Man Gene Krupa In HIghest-FIGene Krupa Featuring Anita O'Day - Roy Eldridge1956Album
Trumpet BattleRoy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie1956Album
The Trumpet KingsRoy Eldridge And Dizzy Gillespie1956Compil.
Roy's Got RhythmRoy Eldridge1956Album
The Art Tatum - Roy Eldridge - Alvin Stoller - John Simmons QuartetArt Tatum, Roy Eldridge, Alvin Stoller, John Simmons1955Album
Roy And DizDizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge1955Album
FavoritesRoy Eldridge1955Single
Roy And Diz Album 2Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie1955Single
Rockin' ChairRoy Eldridge1955Album
The Strolling Mr. EldridgeRoy Eldridge With The Oscar Peterson Trio1954Album
The Strolling Mr. EldridgeRoy Eldridge With The Oscar Peterson Trio1954Single
Roy Eldridge And Zoot Sims With The European AllstarsRoy Eldridge, Zoot Sims1954Album
Little JazzRoy Eldridge1954Album
Roy And Diz #2Roy Eldridge And Dizzy Gillespie1954Album
CollatesRoy Eldridge1952Album
Jazz Off The Air (WNEW - 1947), Vol. 1Roy Eldridge / Flip Phillips / Eddie Safranski / Al Casey / Specs Powell / Mike Colicchio / Mel Tormé1952Album
And His "Little Jazz"Roy Eldridge1951Album
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams / UndecidedRoy Eldridge1950Album
Easter Parade / Wild DriverRoy Eldridge1950Album
If I Had You / "Nuts"Roy Eldridge1950Album
Hot Trumpet EnsemblesRoy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers, Emmett Berry, Joe Thomas, Jonah Jones1950Album
After You've Gone / Dark EyesGene Krupa And His Orchestra Featuring Roy Eldridge / Gene Krupa Jazz Trio1948Album
Honeysuckle Rose / Flip And Jazz [Part 1]Roy Eldridge, Flip Phillips, Al Casey, Mike Colicchio, Eddie Safranski, Specs Powell1947Album
Knock Me A Kiss / That's What You ThinkGene Krupa And His Orchestra, Roy Eldridge, Anita O'Day1947Single
Flip And Jazz [Part 2] / Flip And Jazz [Part 3]Roy Eldridge, Flip Phillips, Al Casey, Mike Colicchio, Eddie Safranski, Specs Powell1947Album
A Door Will Open / Old Rob RoyTommy Dorsey / Roy Eldridge And The V-Disc All Stars1946Album
52 Street JazzRoy Eldridge - Leon "Chu" BerrySingle
Boogie BluesAnita O'Day And Roy EldridgeSingle
Just Jazz Vol. 5Roy Eldridge & Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Milt Jackson & Ray Brown, Woody Herman, Teddy WilsonCompil.
Seven Classic AlbumsRoy EldridgeCompil.
Les Classiques Du Jazz Par Les Géants Du JazzLionel Hampton, Django Reinhardt, Roy Eldridge, Earl Hines, Coleman Hawkins, Barney Bigard, Buck Clayton, Sir Charles Thompson, Don Byas, Johnny Hodges, Dizzy Gillespie, Claude Luter, Zoot Sims, Sidney Bechet, Bob Brookmeyer, Gerry MulliganCompil.
Air Checks 1938 Through 1942Gene Krupa Featuring Roy Eldridge & Anita O'DayAlbum
Rare Broadcast PerformancesColeman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Howard McGheeAlbum
The Urbane Jazz Of Roy Eldridge And Benny CarterRoy Eldridge, Benny Carter, Bruce MacDonald, Alvin Stoller, John SimmonsAlbum
The Great Jamboree Jam SessionsDizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Lester Young, Bill Harris, Jo JonesAlbum
The Great English Concert 1958Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, Roy EldridgeAlbum
Collector's CornerEddie Condon / Roy EldridgeAlbum
The Krupa Years 1941-1942; Sideman 1940Roy EldridgeCompil.
LiveThe Uptown Swing All Stars, Roy Eldridge, Illinois Jacquet, Milt Buckner, Jimmy Woode, Jo JonesAlbum
Verve Jazz No. 4Ben Webster With Harry Edison, Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter, Coleman HawkinsCompil.
Hawk & Roy: 1939Coleman Hawkins And Roy EldridgeCompil.
The Many Faces Of Jazz Vol. 9Roy EldridgeCompil.
1944-45 BroadcastsCharlie Barnet And His Orchestra Featuring Roy Eldridge -- Al KillianCompil.
The Varsity Sessions Vol. 1Buster Bailey, Roy EldridgeCompil.
Drummer Man 2Gene Krupa Featuring Anita O'Day And Roy EldridgeSingle
Swingin' In SwedenRoy Eldridge, Teddy WilsonCompil.
Rare BroadcastsRoy EldridgeAlbum
Jazz & Blues Collection N°55Roy EldridgeCompil.
Broadcast Tributes Presents Bing Crosby And Eddie CondonBing Crosby And Eddie Condon With Burl Ives - Louis Armstrong - Clifton Webb - Gene Krupa - Howard Duff - Roy EldridgeAlbum
Rockin' Chair / Dale's WailRoy EldridgeSingle
Roy Eldridge And His OrchestraRoy EldridgeSingle
The King Of Swing In Sweden 1950Benny Goodman With Roy Eldridge, Zoot Sims, Toots ThielemansAlbum
How High The Moon / LoverFlip Phillips, Roy Eldridge, Al Casey, Mike Colicchio, Eddie Safranski, Specs Powell / Mel TorméAlbum
More Music From Les TricheursOscar Peterson, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Roy Eldridge, Coleman Hawkins, Ray Brown, Gus Johnson, Herb EllisAlbum
Body And Soul At The Bayou ClubColeman Hawkins & Roy EldridgeAlbum
Newport Jazz Festival 3 July 1958/ Paris Jazz Festival 3 November 1965Cootie Williams, Rex Stewart, Tyree Glenn, Hilton Jefferson, Ben Webster, Billy Strayhorn, Oscar Pettiford, Sonny Greer, Roy Eldridge, Stuff Smith, Don Byas, Earl Hines, Jimmy Woode, Kenny ClarkeAlbum
The Metropolitan Opera House Jam Session Vol. 3 Jan. 26th 1944Louis Armstrong, Roy Eldridge, Jack Teagarden, Barney Bigard, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Red Norvo, Art Tatum, Jess Stacy, Teddy Wilson, Al Casey, Oscar Pettiford, Sid Weiss, Sidney Catlett, Morey Feld, Billie Holiday, Mildred BaileyCompil.
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