Saturday, January 10, 2009

Roy Eldridge by David Stone Martin

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Another great album cover by master illustrator David Stone Martin.
Roy Eldridge was Dizzy Gillespie’s idol. You can definitely hear it in his playing and how he took Roy’s ideas to a new level. There is a common thread in the evolution of trumpet playing from Louis Armstrong to Roy Eldridge to Dizzy Gillespie to Clifford Brown to Lee Morgan. I recommend listening to them in chronology to really get what I’m talkin’ bout.
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Insonrible said...

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Albert said...

This is among my very favorite DSM covers, thanks for posting!