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Primary Instrument: Trombone

Born: December 15, 1934

Curtis Fuller was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1934. He came to music late, playing the baritone horn in high school and switching to the trombone at age 16. Detroit, at the time, was the breeding ground for an astonishing pool of fresh, highly individual talent.

Milt Jackson and Hank Jones had already gone to New York and made their names. But coming of age in Detroit in the early fifties were Fuller, Donald Byrd, Elvin and Thad Jones, Paul Chambers, Louis Hayes, Kenny Burrell, Barry Harris, Pepper Adams, Yusef Lateef, Sonny Red, Hugh Lawson, Doug Watkins, Tommy Flanagan and many others who would make the mid- decade migration to New York and eventually international recognition....
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Featured recording “Down Home”

Down Home

Capri Records
2012
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    Down Home

    Capri Records
    2012
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    Soul Trombone / Cabin In The Sky

    Prestige
    2011
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    The Story Of Cathy & Me

    Challenge Records
    2011
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    I Will Tell Her

    Capri Records
    2010
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    The Opener

    Blue Note Records
    2008
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    Curtis Fuller and Hampton Hawes with French Horns

    Fantasy Jazz
    2001
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    Soul Trombone And The Jazz Clan

    Prestige
    1996
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