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Fats Navarro

“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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Albums

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Blowing At The Royal...
Igloo
2001
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Nostalgia
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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Fats Navarro  & Tadd Dameron  Complete Blue Note & Capitol
Fats Navarro & Tadd...
Blue Note Records
1995
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