AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Happy Birthday Roy Eldridge! January 30th marks Roy Eldridge's 104th birthday. Roy's music will be heard ALL DAY, Friday 1/30 on WKCR.org
Roy's "Lost" Hurricane Sandy Recordings Addendum: You may recall my previous post (10/8/2014), regarding the loss of Roy Eldridge's vast jazz memorabilia and recording collection; the contents of his basement, being thrown into a dumpster, discovered and retrieved, only to become water damaged from the wrath of Hurricane Sandy. Phil Schaap and Ben Young, along with others, embarked on the Herculean task of retrieving the collection and restoring the unrestorable.
This FRIDAY 1/30, FROM NOON UNTIL 3 PM: Young jazz scholar, Charles Iselin will dedicate a portion of Roy's birthday broadcast playing rarities from the "lost" Hurricane Sandy material. His programming will include airchecks from the Gene Krupa Orchestra, featuring Roy, coupled with home recordings, various club dates and miscellaneous airchecks. Also featured will be an unissued 1948 JATP concert. The majority of material was transferred from the original acetates. These recordings have never been heard publically. This is a first and their significance can not be overstated.
From 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM: Jazz educator and historian Phil Schaap will play Roy's music as well as provide information pertinent to the music.
Support WKCR.org and their efforts by tuning-in and celebrating the music of Roy Eldridge. WKCR is the jazz musicians' station, the jazz enthusiasts' station and a reference point where the uninitiated can be introduced to the glorious sounds of jazz!
Little Jazz is gone but his music lives forever and we are all the more fortunate!