Fats Navarro
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1923-09-24
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Fats Navarro Biography (BBC)

Navarro was a supremely gifted trumpet soloist, whose best work compares in speed, clarity of thought and tone with that of Dizzy Gillespie and Clifford Brown. His main playing and recording career was packed into a mere five years, from 1945, when he left the Andy Kirk Orchestra to join Billy Eckstine's modern jazz big band.

A combination of drug abuse and tuberculosis shortened his life and career, but within the short space of time available to him, he recorded prolifically, and left a sufficient body of work to have become a major influence on the generation of trumpeters who followed. Navarro was born in Florida and his first professional band was the Southern territory group led by pianist Snookum Russell.

With Kirk and then Eckstine's band he came to national attention. In Eckstine's line-up, he was featured in a similar role to Dizzy Gillespie, who had recently left the band to form his own small groups. After Eckstine's band broke up, Navarro freelanced in a host of small groups in and around New York.

His finest recordings are with Kenny Clarke, Bud Powell and Tadd Dameron - and many critics believe that he produced his finest playing on Dameron's record sessions, soloing on material that was arranged with him in mind. He also played regularly with Charlie Parker, and many of their broadcast collaborations were recorded and subsequently issued.

Fats Navarro Biography (Wikipedia)

Theodore "Fats" Navarro (September 24, 1923 – July 6, 1950) was an American jazz trumpet player. He was a pioneer of the bebop style of jazz improvisation in the 1940s. He had a strong stylistic influence on many other players, most notably Clifford Brown.

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A Night In Tunisia
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Wail
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Wail
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Double Talk
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Double Talk
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Stealin' Apples
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Stealin' Apples
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Jahbero
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Jahbero
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The Tadd Walk
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The Tadd Walk
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Dextrose
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Dextrose
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Half Step Down Please
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Half Step Down Please
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Fats Blows
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Fats Blows
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Nostalgia
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Nostalgia
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The Squirrel
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The Squirrel
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The Chase
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The Chase
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Rue Chaptal
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Rue Chaptal
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Oop-Bop-Sh'Bam
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Oop-Bop-Sh'Bam
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Air Mail Special
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Air Mail Special
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The Skunk
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The Skunk
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Goin' To Minton's
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