Friday, February 1, 2013

Fats Navarro (1947-1949)

Trumpeter Fats Navarro's reign in jazz was short lived. He died in 1950 at a young age due to living the Charlie Parker lifestyle. In the short period that he made records as a leader in the late '40s, it was obvious had he not burned out, he was on his way to legendary status. Along with Dizzy Gillespie, Navarro was the premiere bebop trumpet innovator, influencing Clifford Brown and everyone who followed him. These recordings captured on Classics #1108 from 1947-1949 highlight Navarro (or Fat Girl as he was often referred) at his height. Navarro leads combos on these sessions (some live) that include Tadd Dameron, Charlie Ventura, Charlie Rouse, Buddy Rich, and Art Blakey. Navarro is also heard on four cuts backing up vocalist Earl Coleman and his all-stars with drummer Max Roach.
Al Campbell

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/1947-1949-mw0000070264

Fats Navarro
1947-1949
(Chronological Classics)

Tracks

1 Fat Girl (Navarro)  2:18
2 Ice Freezes Red (Dameron, Navarro)  2:38
3 Eb-Pob (Parker, Navarro)  2:21
4 Goin' To Minton's (Navarro)  2:49
5 Sweet Georgia Brown, Pt. 1 (Bernie, Pinkard, Casey)  2:30
6 Sweet Georgia Brown, Pt. 2 (Bernie, Pinkard, Casey)  2:18
7 Sweet Georgia Brown, Pt. 3 (Bernie, Pinkard, Casey)  2:42
8 High on an Open Mike, Pt. 1 (Ventura)  2:56
9 High on an Open Mike, Pt. 2 (Ventura)  2:53
10 High on an Open Mike, Pt. 3 (Ventura)  2:21
11 Nostalgia (Navarro)  2:42
12 Barry's Bop (Navarro)  2:37
13 Be-Bop Romp (Navarro)  2:34
14 Fats blows (Navarro)  2:48
15 Guilty (Kahn,Akst, Whiting)  3:01
16 Yardbird Suite (Parker)  2:31
17 Stranger In Town (Hawksworth)  3:01
18 As Time Goes By (Hupfeld)  3:04
19 Move (Best)  2:33
20 Wailing Wall (unknow)  2:53
21 Go (unknow)  3:25
22 Infatuation (unknow)  3:35
23 Stp (unknow)  4:03

Personnel
[# 1-4]
Fats Navarro - tp
Leo Parker - ts
Tadd Dameron - p
Gene Ramey - b
Denzil Best - dr
Recorded in New York ; January 29, 1947
[# 5-10]
Fats Navarro - tp
Bill Harris - tb
Charlie Ventura, Allen Eager - ts
Ralph Burns - p
Al Valente - g
Chubby Jackson - b
Buddy Rich - dr
Recorded in New York ; April 12, 1947
[# 11-14]
Fats Navarro - tp
Charlie Rouse - ts
Tadd Dameron - p
Neslon Boyd - b
Art Blakey - dr
Recorded in New York ;December 5, 1947
[# 15-18]
Earl Coleman - voc
Fats Navarro - tp
Don Lanphere - ts
Linton Garner - p & clst
Al Casey - g
Jimmy Johnson - b
Max Roach - dr
Recorded in New York ; November 29, 1948
[# 19]
Same as above, except Earl Coleman omitted ; same place & same date
[# 21-23]
Fats Navarro - tp
Don Lanphere - ts
Al Haig - p
Tommy Poter - b
Max Roach - dr
Recorded in New York ; September 20, 1949

3 comments:

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