Fats Navarro

Be Bop Boys

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As fine a place as any to start your Fats Navarro listening, Be Bop Boys features the star trumpeter in the ideal company of Sonny Stitt, Bud Powell, Tadd Dameron, Kenny Dorham, and Kenny Clarke. Cut at three different New York dates in 1946 and 1947, the 12 tracks include such highlights as Navarro's own "Fat Boy" and "Webb City," as well as fine contributions from Stitt ("Seven Up"), Dameron ("The Tadd Walk"), and Powell ("Serenade to a Square"). Some prime bebop from the source.

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