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Charlie Rouse (April 6, 1924 - November 30, 1988) was an American hard bop tenor saxophonist. His career is marked by the collaboration for more than ten years with Thelonious Monk.

Rouse was born in Washington, DC in 1924. At first he worked with the clarinet, before turning to the saxophone.
Rouse began his career with the Billy Eckstine Orchestra in 1944, followed by the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band in 1945, the Duke…

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  • His work with Monk is ace. One of the greatest partnerships in jazz.
  • Encantador!
  • Infinity Split is onto something...
  • just found out about this guy, so phenomenal and underrated!
  • every time i hear hopscotch i think it's freedom jazz dance. but then i realise. love this guy.
  • You'd think they'd list Rouse playing on Thelonious Monk's Straight, No Chaser. Straight, No Chaser has some of Rouse's best work. Incredible.
  • Charlie Rouse now connected to the brandnew group ➤ [group]Round Midnight[/group]
  • Charlie Rouse es Dios
  • Wow, Rouse is getting no love.
  • he's the man

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