Elmon Wright

Elmon Wright (October 27, 1929 – 1984) was an American jazz trumpeter. He was the son of Lammar Wright Sr. and the brother of Lammar Wright Jr.

Wright played with Don Redman early in his career, then with Dizzy Gillespie's first big band in 1945. Following this he played with Roy Eldridge and then went back to Gillespie's band, touring and recording with him from 1946 until 1950. He toured with Earl Bostic in 1954–55, then worked as a freelance musician in New York City, where he performed at the Apollo Theater in Harlem with R&B and rock groups. He played with Buddy Rich and Earle Warren in 1959 and recorded with Milt Jackson in 1963.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 27, 1929 (Kansas City), Died 1984

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1946 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D8VB-4148 10-in. 12/29/1948 Guarachi guaro Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D8VB-4149 10-in. 12/29/1948 Duff capers Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra ; Dizzy Gillespie ; Dizzy Gillespie Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D8VB-4150 10-in. 12/29/1948 Lover, come back to me Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra ; Dizzy Gillespie ; Dizzy Gillespie Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Victor D8VB-4151 10-in. 12/29/1948 I'm be boppin' too Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 73335 1/31/1946 Baby that'll be the day Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 73336 1/31/1946 All the cats join in Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 73337 1/31/1946 Poor John Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 73338 1/31/1946 Ain't that a shame Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 73554 5/7/1946 Hi ho trailus boot whip Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 73555 4/7/1946 Tippin' out Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 73556 5/7/1946 Yard dog Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 73557 5/7/1946 Les bounce Roy Eldridge Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wright, Elmon," accessed July 16, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/351580.

Wright, Elmon. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 16, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/351580.

"Wright, Elmon." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 16 July 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/351580

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