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Roy Eldridge & Charlie Shavers - The Trumpet Battle

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Uploaded on Mar 14, 2010

High note trumpet kings Roy Eldridge and Charlie Shavers go head to head, no holds barred. Recorded at Carnegie Hall, NYC, Sept. 13, 1952.

The group consists of:
Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers - trumpets
Benny Carter - alto sax
Flip Phillips, Lester Young - tenor sax
Oscar Peterson - piano
Barney Kessel - guitar
Ray Brown - bass
Buddy Rich - drums

The tune was composed by Charlie Shavers, and is based on the changes of "I Got Rhythm". After the first chorus of trumpets, there is a chorus played by Flip and Lester, then Benny plays 4 choruses, and then the trumpet battle royale starts with Roy.

All the Jazz at the Philharmonic recordings are excellent, but many of them, like this gem, are out of print.

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