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Fats Navarro

Though tragically short-lived, trumpeter Fats Navarro (1923-50) was a bebop star, famed for his fleet-fingered technique and lyrical imagination. Geoffrey Smith surveys his brief, brilliant career with the likes of Charlie Parker and Bud Powell.

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Sun 17 Jul 2016 00:00

Music Played

  • Fats Navarro

    Air Mail Special

    • The Fats Navarro Story.
    • Proper.
    • 1.
  • Fats Navarro

    Oop-Bop-Sh'Bam

    • The Fats Navarro Story.
    • Proper.
    • 11.
  • Fats Navarro

    Rue Chaptal

    • The Fats Navarro Story.
    • Proper.
    • 12.
  • Fats Navarro

    The Chase

    • The Fats Navarro Story.
    • Proper.
    • 12.
  • Fats Navarro

    The Squirrel

    • The Fats Navarro Story.
    • Proper.
    • 13.
  • Fats Navarro

    Nostalgia

    • The Fats Navarro Story.
    • Proper.
    • 20.
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    Fats Blows

    • The Fats Navarro Story.
    • Proper.
    • 23.
  • Fats Navarro

    Half Step Down Please

    • The Fats Navarro Story.
    • Proper.
    • 1.
  • Fats Navarro

    Dextrose

    • The Fats Navarro Story.
    • Proper.
    • 3.
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    The Tadd Walk

    • The Fats Navarro Story.
    • Proper.
    • 17.
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    Jahbero

    • The Fats Navarro Story.
    • Proper.
    • 16.
  • Fats Navarro

    Stealin' Apples

    • The Fats Navarro Story.
    • Proper.
    • 20.
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    Double Talk

    • The Fats Navarro Story.
    • Proper.
    • 3.
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    Wail

    • The Fats Navarro Story.
    • Proper.
    • 14.
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    A Night In Tunisia

    • The Fats Navarro Story.
    • Proper.
    • 21.

Performers:

  Title:  Air Mail Special  
  Artist: Fats Navarro 
  Composers: Christian, Goodman & Mundy 
  Album Title: The Fats Navarro Story 
  Label:  Proper Catalogue No: Properbox11 
  Duration: 03’26 
   Performers:  Fats Navaroo, Shorty McConnell, Gail Brockman, Boonie Hazel, trumpet; Gerald Valentine, Taswell Baird, Howard Scott, Chips Outcalt, trombone; John Jackson, Bill Frazier, alto saxophone; Budd Johnson, Gene Ammons, tenor saxophone; Leo Parker, baritone saxophone; John Malachi, piano; Connie Wainwright, guitar; Tommy Potter, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Sarah Vaughan, vocals.

  Title:  Oop-Bop-Sh'Bam  
  Artist: Fats Navarro 
  Composers: Gillespie/Brown/Fuller 
  Album Title: The Fats Navarro Story 
  Label:  Proper Catalogue No: Properbox11 
  Duration: 03’03 
  Performers:  Fats Navarro, Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Sonny Stitt, alto saxophone; Ray Abrams, tenor saxophone; Eddie De Verteuil, baritone saxophone; Bud Powell, piano; John Collins, guitar; Al Hall, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.

  Title:  Rue Chaptal
  Artist: Fats Navarro 
  Composers: Clarke 
  Album Title: The Fats Navarro Story 
  Label:  Proper Catalogue No: Properbox11 
  Duration: 02’55
   Performers:  Fats Navarro, Kenny Dorham, trumpet; Sonny Stitt, alto saxophone; Ray Abrams, tenor saxophone; Eddie De Verteuil, baritone saxophone; Bud Powell, piano; John Collins, guitar; Al Hall, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.

  Title:  The Chase  
  Artist: Fats Navarro 
  Composers: Tadd Dameron  
  Album Title: The Fats Navarro Story 
  Label:  Proper Catalogue No: Properbox11 
  Duration: 02’42 
  Performers:  Fats Navarro, trumpet; Ernie Henry, alto saxophone; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Tadd Dameron, piano; Nelson Boyd, bass; Shadow Wilson, drums.

  Title:  The Squirrel
  Artist: Fats Navarro 
  Composers: Tadd Cameron 
  Album Title: The Fats Navarro Story 
  Label:  Proper Catalogue No: Properbox11 
  Duration: 02’57
  Performers:  Fats Navarro, trumpet; Ernie Henry, alto saxophone; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Tadd Dameron, piano; Nelson Boyd, bass; Shadow Wilson, drums

  Title:  Nostalgia  
  Artist: Fats Navarro 
  Composers: Fats Navarro 
  Album Title: The Fats Navarro Story 
  Label:  Proper Catalogue No: Properbox11 
  Duration: 02’42 
  Performers:  Fats Navarro, trumpet; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Tadd Dameron,   piano.
  
  Title:  Fats Blows  
  Artist: Fats Navarro 
  Composers: Fats Navarro 
  Album Title: The Fats Navarro Story 
  Label:  Proper Catalogue No: Properbox11 
  Duration: 02’48
  Performers:  Fats Navarro, trumpet; Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone; Tadd Dameron, piano.

  Title:  Half Step Down Please
  Artist: Fats Navarro 
  Composers: Dameron/Hawkins 
  Album Title: The Fats Navarro Story 
  Label:  Proper Catalogue No: Properbox11 
  Duration: 03’01 
  Performers:  Fats Navarro, trumpet; JJ Johnson, trombone; Budd Johnson, alto saxophone; Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophone; Marion De Veta, baritone saxophone; Hank Jones, piano; Chuck Wayne, guitar; Jack Leserg, bass; Max Roach, drums.

  Title:  Dextrose  
  Artist: Fats Navarro 
  Composers: Dexter Gordon 
  Album Title: The Fats Navarro Story 
  Label:  Proper Catalogue No: Properbox11 
  Duration: 02’47
  Performers:  Fats Navarro, trumpet; Dexter Gordon, tenor saxophone; Tadd Dameron, piano; Nelson Boyd, bass; Art Mardigan, drums

  Title:  The Tadd Walk
  Artist: Fats Navarro 
  Composers: Tadd Dameron 
  Album Title: The Fats Navarro Story 
  Label:  Proper Catalogue No: Properbox11 
  Duration: 04’28
  Performers:  Fats Navarro, trumpet; Rudy Williams, alto saxophone; Allen Eager, tenor saxophone; Tadd Dameron, piano; Milt Jackson, vibraphone; Curley Russell, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums

  Title:  Jahbero
  Artist: Fats Navarro 
  Composers: Tadd Dameron 
  Album Title: The Fats Navarro Story 
  Label:  Proper Catalogue No: Properbox11 
  Duration: 02’52 
  Performers: Fats Navarro, trumpet; Allen Eager, Wardell Gray, tenor saxophone; Tadd Dameron, piano; Curley Russell,  bass; Kenny Clarke, drums, Chano Pozo, conga; Kenny Hagood, vocals.

  Title:   Stealin' Apples  
  Artist: Fats Navarro 
  Composers: Fats Waller 
  Album Title: The Fats Navarro Story 
  Label:  Proper Catalogue No: Properbox11 
  Duration:  03’08
  Performers: Fats Navarro, trumpet; Benny Goodman, clarinet; Wardell Gray, tenor saxophone; Gene Di Novi, piano; Mundell Lowe, guitar; Clyde Lombardi, bass; Mel Zelnick, drums.

  Title:  Double Talk
  Artist: Fats Navarro 
  Composers: McGhee/Navarro 
  Album Title: The Fats Navarro Story 
  Label:  Proper Catalogue No: Properbox11 
  Duration: 05’32 
  Performers: Howard McGhee, trumpet; Fats Navarro, trumpet; Ernie Henry, alto saxophone; Milt Jackson, piano; Curley Russell, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.

  Title:  Wail  
  Artist: Fats Navarro 
  Composers: Bud Powell 
  Album Title: The Fats Navarro Story 
  Label:  Proper Catalogue No: Properbox11 
  Duration: 03’04
  Performers:  Fats Navarro, trumpet; Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophone; Bud Powell, piano; Tommy Potter, bass; Roy Haynes, drums.

  Title:  A Night in Tunisia  
  Artist: Fats Navarro 
  Composers: Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Paparelli 
  Album Title: The Fats Navarro Story 
  Label:  Proper Catalogue No: Properbox11 
  Duration: 05’37
  Performers:  Fats Navarro, trumpet; Charlie Parker, alto saxophone; Bud Powell, piano; Curley Russell, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

 

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