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.