Sunday, January 27, 2013

WKCR TO Broadcast A Full Day Of Roy Eldridge

WKCR, Columbia University's radio station, will be broadcasting 24 hours of the great Roy Eldridge (in the above video with Oscar Peterson) on Wednesday, January 30.  I saw a tweet from Phil Schaap, and a mention by Mark Myers in his JazzWax blog about it, so it is worth using this page to alert you if by chance you were not aware.  Available over the internet, go to

On the Phil Schaap Jazz Facebook page, Phil writes:

Little Jazz and not Bird on Wednesday January 30, 2013
There will be no Bird Flight on WKCR next Wednesday 1/30. 

Instead WKCR – 89.9 FM in the New York City region and online – will play ROY “Little Jazz” ELDRIDGE all day.

The live broadcast of Roy in various discussions at The West End on his 76th birthday (1/30/1987) will be aired at 8:20am ET and a much longer interview done on his 77th birthday (1/30/1988) will be aired at 6:00pm ET

A Lot of Little Jazz on WKCR: January 30, 2013

Here are a couple more videos to whet your appetite. First a classic of Roy and Anita O'Day with Gene Krupa's Big Band from a sound.

Now here is a clip of Roy handling (among other things) a blues associated with Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson, Kidney Stew

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