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Roy Eldridge Festival Handbook & Discography by Phil Schaap--SIGNED BY ROY ELDRIDGE
No other trumpeter before Miles Davis had as great an impact on the state of jazz as Roy Eldridge. This commemorative book pays due homage to one of the bop era's greatest performers, a man whose many contributions to the jazz idiom are all too often overlooked in modern times. Author Phil Schaap's research is characteristically thorough, presenting a portrait of Eldridge unmatched in its vibrancy and detail. The book provides a comprehensive overview of Eldridge's career and musical output, leaving no gaps in its analysis. This rare copy--bearing the autograph of Eldridge himself--is a rare treasure and an essential addition to any jazz library.