RE: Theodore “Fats” Navarro’s 89th Anniversary (1923-1950)

Steve Provizer’s recent blog post inspired me to comment, and to make this blog post of my comment.

There ain’t no more beauty in any late-1940’s trumpet solo than in Fats Navarro’s Nostalgia with Charlie Rouse (ts) Tadd Dameron (p) Nelson Boyd (b) Art Blakey (d) – Fats Navarro And His Band – NY, December 5, 1947; this sound came quasi “Out Of Nowhere” (pun intended!).

P.S.: This beautiful ballad rendition of The Things We Did Last Summer (JATP, Carnegie Hall, 1949) was discovered “recently”.

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