Roy Eldridge

Wild Driver

Ocium Jazz

Roy Eldridge (tp, vcl), Zoot Sims (ts), Dick Hyman, Gerald Wiggins (p), Pierre Michelot (b), Ed Shaughnessy, Kenny Clarke, J.C. Heard (d), Anita Love (vcl)

Reference: OCM CD 020

Bar code: 8435086700209

One of the greatest trumpet players, Roy Eldridge was a true modern precursor considered the link between Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie. This Vogue & Verve / Clef 1950-52 sessions started a new musical period for Roy's leadership when he was a top star in the JATP battles. Here you'll find a Parisian quintet with the outstanding presence of Zoot Sims, a Buddy Tate co-leader date, plus the Oscar Peterson fabulous '52 quartet with Barney Kessel & Ray Brown. An irresistible chance to enjoy the legendary "Little Jazz" punch.


01. King David (3:02)
02. It Don't Mean A Thing (3:03)
03. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (3:09)
04. Undecided (4:51)
05. Ain't No Flies On Me (3:20)
06. The Man I Love (3:32)
07. Easter Parade (2:56)
08. Wild Driver (3:09)
09. If I Had You (3:33)
10. Nuts (3:16)
11. Someone To Watch Over Me (3:09)
12. Goliath Bounce (3:37)
13. Baby What's The Matter With You (3:14)
14.Yard Dog (2:49)
15. Sweet Lorraine (2:44)
16. Jumbo The Elephant (2:42)
17. Basin Street Blues (2:40)
18. I Remember Harlem (3:25)
19. Easter Parade (2:50)
20. Roy's Riff (3:08)
21. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (3:17)
22. Rockin' Chair (3:11)
23. Little Jazz (2:35)

Total time : 73:12 min.

Tracks #1-6: Roy Eldridge (tp, vcl); Zoot Sims (ts); Dick Hyman (p); Pierre Michelot (b); Ed Shaughnessy (d); Anita Love (vcl on 2 and 5). Recorded in Paris, on June 9, 1950.

Tracks #7-12: Roy Eldridge (tp); Gerry Wiggins (p); Pierre Michelot (b); Kenny Clarke (d). Recorded in Paris, on June 14, 1950.

Tracks #13-16: Roy Eldridge (tp, vcl); Buddy Tate (ts); Teddy Brannon (p); Clyde Lombardi (g); Charlie Smith (d). Recorded in New York City, August 1951.

Tracks #17-19: Roy Eldridge (tp). Acc. by large band incl. strings under direction of George Williams. Recorded in New York, August 1951.

Tracks #20-23: Roy Eldridge (tp); Oscar Peterson (org); Barney Kessel; Ray Brown (b); J.C. Heard (d). Recorded in New York City, on December 13, 1952.


10,95 €  (tax incl.)

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