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Fats Navarro

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: September 24, 1923 | Died: July 6, 1950    

“Fats was a spectacular musician because, in a time when cats arrived on the scene with nothing, he came on with everything: he could read, he could play high and hold anybody's first trumpet chair, he could play those singing, melodic solos with a big beautiful sound nobody could believe at the time, and he could fly in fast tempos with staccato, biting notes and execute whatever he wanted with apparently no strain, everything clear. And every note meant something. You know, there are those kinds of guys who just play a lot of notes, some good, some bad. Fats wasn't one of those. He made his music be about each note having a place and a reason. And he had so much warmth, so much feeling. That's why I said he had everything.”…..Roy Haynes...
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Source: Stuart Varden

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    Nostalgia

    Igloo
    2001
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    Blowing At The Royal Roost

    Igloo
    2001
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    The Fats Navarro Story

    Igloo
    2000
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    Fats Blows

    Igloo
    2000
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    Goin To Minton's

    Igloo
    1999
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    The Complete Blue Note And Capitol Recordings Of Fats Navarro And Tadd...

    Igloo
    1995
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    Vol. 2 1947-1948

    Igloo
    1994
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Featured recording “Fats Navarro  & Tadd Dameron  Complete Blue Note & Capitol”

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Fats Navarro & Tadd Dameron Complete Blue Note & Capitol

Blue Note Records (1995)
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