Fats Navarro

The Complete Blue Note and Capitol Recordings of Fats Navarro and Tadd Dameron

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Many valuable performances from the height of the bop era are included on this double CD. Subtitled "The Complete Blue Note and Capitol Recordings" and comprised of 23 songs and 13 alternate takes, the reissue features the great trumpeter Fats Navarro in peak form with three groups headed by pianist/arranger Tadd Dameron, in trumpet battles with one of his major influences, Howard McGhee, and on a remarkable all-star quintet with pianist Bud Powell and the young tenor Sonny Rollins; among the other sidemen are altoist Ernie Henry; tenors Charlie Rouse, Allen Eager, Wardell Gray, and Dexter Gordon; and vibraphonist Milt Jackson. In addition to such gems as "Our Delight," "Lady Bird," "Double Talk," "Bouncing With Bud," "Dance of the Infidels," and "52nd Street Theme," Fats is heard with the 1948 Benny Goodman septet ("Stealin' Apples") and Dameron leads a group with the 22-year-old Miles Davis. On a whole, this double CD has more than its share of essential music that belongs in all historical jazz collections.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron 02:59 Amazon
2 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron 02:46 Amazon
3 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron 03:21 Amazon
4 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron 03:00 Amazon
5 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron 03:06 Amazon
6 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron 03:00 Amazon
7 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron 03:14 Amazon
8 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron 03:00 Amazon
9 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron 03:01 Amazon
10 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron 03:03 Amazon
11 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron 02:56 Amazon
12 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron 02:52 Amazon
13 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron 02:52 Amazon
14 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron 03:09 Amazon
15 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron 03:07 Amazon
16 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron 03:16 Amazon
17 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron 02:56 Amazon
18 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron / Miles Davis 03:01 Amazon
19 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron / Miles Davis 02:58 Amazon
20 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron / Miles Davis 03:02 Amazon
21 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron / Miles Davis 03:20 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Fats Navarro feat: The Howard McGhee-Fats Navarro Boptet / Tadd Dameron / Howard McGhee 02:58 Amazon
2 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron / Howard McGhee 03:10 Amazon
3 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron / Howard McGhee 03:11 Amazon
4 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron / Howard McGhee 03:03 Amazon
5 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron / Howard McGhee 05:35 Amazon
6 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron / Howard McGhee 05:22 Amazon
7 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron / Bud Powell 03:06 Amazon
8 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron / Bud Powell 03:15 Amazon
9 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron / Bud Powell 03:04 Amazon
10 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron / Bud Powell 02:43 Amazon
11 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron / Bud Powell 03:06 Amazon
12 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron / Bud Powell 02:52 Amazon
13 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron / Bud Powell 02:54 Amazon
14 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron / Bud Powell 02:51 Amazon
15 Fats Navarro feat: Tadd Dameron / Benny Goodman 03:07 Amazon
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