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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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  • 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.
  • Fats Navarro那灼人的即兴,让人深深地扼腕叹惜
  • less than 1/10th of Clifford Brown's number of plays? how did that happen?
  • there wouldn't be a clifford without fats.
  • Lennie used to tell me Fats was the best he ever played with
  • Fats Navarro—now connected to the brandnew group ➤ [group]Round Midnight[/group]
  • 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.
  • well said, well said..what a musician!
  • Gone but not forgotten

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