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Theodore (Fats) Navarro (24 September 1923 – 6 July 1950) was an American trumpet player. He was a pioneer of the style of jazz improvisation in the 1940's. He is regarded by many to have been one of the first modern jazz trumpet improvisers and in his short career had a strong stylistic influence on many other players, most notably Clifford Brown.

Navarro was born in Key West, Florida, to Cuban-Black-Chinese parentage. He began playing piano at age six… read more

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  • Avatar for kaostern
    Harvey Pekar brought me here.
  • Avatar for kmullin
    thought he would be well-played. And, i thought he was well-known. One of the first guys i listened to after Bird and Diz.
  • Avatar for worinimabi
    Fats Navarro那灼人的即兴,让人深深地扼腕叹惜
  • Avatar for _duif
    less than 1/10th of Clifford Brown's number of plays? how did that happen?
  • Avatar for bottscevins
    there wouldn't be a clifford without fats.
  • Avatar for Trumpethead
    Lennie used to tell me Fats was the best he ever played with
  • Avatar for SirAlecHendrix
    Fats Navarro—now connected to the brandnew group ➤ [group]Round Midnight[/group]
  • Avatar for F_Hole
    What incredible asymmetric lines Mr. Navarro could weave. Totally different than Diz, Miles, all the bop trumpeters. You can find those live, lo-fi grabs of Bird, Fats, and Bud Powell jamming (tunes include [track artist=Charlie Parker]The Street Beat[/track], Move) you're in for a treat.
  • Avatar for dveintimilla
    well said, well said..what a musician!
  • Avatar for Bobbygillespie
    Gone but not forgotten

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