Roy Eldrige was famous for his passion to competitions with other trumpeters. I think that his music is very similar to his character as person. I think best word for his music is – rollicking. Just to see expression on his face after a particularly successful chord, when he glances to other musicians to find out whether all noticed how steep the sound he produced and then blow away even better one.
Fire Splashes in blue-green World http://lolalonli.com/More_Paintings/Space_Land/bluefire.html