Complete Trumpet Kings Battle, with Roy Eldridge (2 LPs on 1 CD)
  • Dizzy Gillespie
    Dizzy Gillespie
  • Roy Eldridge
    Roy Eldridge

Dizzy Gillespie & Roy Eldridge

Complete Trumpet Kings Battle, with Roy Eldridge (2 LPs on 1 CD)

Definitive Records

Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge (tp, vcl), Oscar Peterson (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), Louis Bellson (d)

Reference: DRCD 11272

Bar code: 8436006492723

Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993) one of the most popular personalities in the history of jazz, and Roy Eldridge (1911-1989) one of the key soloists in the evolution of jazz and of his instrument, jammin with the famous Oscar Peterson Trio with the addition of thephenomenal drummer Louie Bellson- in memorable standards such as Sometimes Im Happy, "Algo Bueno, Blue Moon, Ive Found A New Baby, I Cant Get Started, Limehouse Blues, Cant We Be Friends, If I Had You, among others.

The present edition includes all the material recorded in the session which took place in the Radio Recorders studios in Los Angeles on October 1954. Here Dizzy as well as Roy demonstrate, in what without a doubt was a moment of utmost maturity for both, their virtues and their defects in a perfect example of his characteristic output. This session is marked by the spirit of the jam session that was so pleasing to Norman Granz, the producer. And both soloists, with a sense of humor, do battle with the melodies and the rhythms of a series of standards and their own compositions that perfectly fulfill their intentions. Jazz which is direct, simple, without pretensions... and as passionate as it is exciting.

01. Sometimes I'm Happy (5:21)
02. Algo Bueno (6:09)
03. Trumpet Blues (7:53)
04. The Heat's On (6:26)
05. The Ballad Medley (9:17)
-I'm through with Love
-Can't We Be Friends
-I Don't Know Why I Love You Like I Do
-If I Had You
06. Blue Moon (9:03)
07. I've Found a New Baby (9:12)
08. Pretty Eyed Baby (5:31)
09. I Can't Get Started (10:56)
10. Limehouse Blues (9:53)

Total time: 79:55 min.

Tracks #1,5,7 & 9, from "Trumpet Battle" (Clef MGC-730)
Tracks #2-3,6,8 & 10, from "The Trumpet Kings" (Clef MGC-731)

Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge (trumpet & vocals), Oscar Peterson (piano), Herb Ellis (guitar), Ray Brown (bass), Louie Bellson (drums).
Recorded at Radio Recorders studio, Los Angeles, CA, October 29, 1954

Original sessions produced by Norman Granz


"To hear Gillespie and Eldridge battling on I've Found a New Baby and Limehouse Blues is to hear two of the very best trying to cut each other. Highly recommended for all jazz collections."

Scott Yanow -All Music Guide

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