20 nov. 2008


Coleman Hawkins and Roy Eldridge at the Opera House. (Released '04; recorded much earlier)

I downloaded this about a month ago because I wanted to learn more about Roy Eldridge. It features the members of the Modern Jazz Quartet (minus Milt Jackson) as the rhythm section with Hawk and Roy. It is a great chance to hear two of the best horn players of the swing era in dialogue. Both are exuberant, assertive players. Check out "Stuffy."

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Tom dijo...

Check out the dvd "Roy Eldridge '77" where he is playing with Oscar Peterson and Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen. I especially love the song "I Surrender Dear." I like when he adds some tenderness to his sass.

Tom King