Label: Proper Records - PROPERBOX 11 • Format: 4x, CD Compilation Box Set • Country: UK • Genre: Jazz • Style: Bop
Bebop trumpet genius Fats Navarro only lived to the age of During that time he left behind a slew of recordings with numerous bands and vocalists for a number of labels. Proper, a British compilation label, has attempted to assemble four CDs of music from what it perceives to be Navarro 's four major periods, in order to reveal the trumpeter's development not only as a soloist, but as a bandleader.
And Proper did it for little more than the price of one CD. Navarro was a force so pervasive and influential that his only equals during his lifetime were Dizzy Gillespie and Clifford Brown. The first disc, Bebop Boys, showcases Navarro 's emerging place in the company of great bands such as the short-lived but ridiculously influential Billy Eckstine and His Orchestra Marlene On The Wall - Suzanne Vega - Suzanne Vega, where he replaced Dizzy Gillespie.
The sound quality varies only slightly. By and large they sound better than the material issued by National or Blue Note. The set closes with a couple of tracks from Savoy with Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis as a leader and two from Sonora with Coleman Hawkins fronting the band. Literally, there isn't anything Mouton Bercail - Marianne Dissard - The Cat.Not Me this disc that is not first-rate.
Also represented are Navarro 's first sessions as a leader with his Thin Men ; a quartet with Ernie HenryTadd Dameronand others; and Dameron 's sextet. So many name players are featured on this disc that it's impossible to mention them all, but some include Charlie RouseShadow WilsonCharlie VenturaAllen Eagerand many more.
The masters have been cleaned up considerably, and the sound, for the most part, is very good better than any of this material has been presented previously.
Discs three and four, entitled At the Royal Roost and Double Talk, respectively, pinpoint Navarro 's emerging place -- despite a huge heroin habit -- in the new music of bebop, primarily in a band with Hawkins that also included Max Roach and J.
Johnsona Benny Goodman sextet, and with Dameron. On disc three, all but four sides come from the Jazzland label; the rest are from Capitol and Blue Note. The final set is from primarily Navarro -led groups and were recorded for Dial, Blue Note, Victor, Capitol, and Prestige, with two single cuts being on fly-by-night labels like Ozone and Grotto. The material on all these sides is the canon from which bebop was created, including everything from Navarro 's own unique read of "Night in Tunisia" to his blistering I Think Ill Go Away - Fats Navarro - The Fats Navarro Story on "52nd Street Theme," the glorious ostinato on "Bud's Bounce," and the dizzying glissando on "Yardbird Suite.
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Cheerful Complex Exuberant Freewheeling Literate. Track Lethal Dosage - Keefy Keef - Cause Im Keefy Keef 1992 EP - Disc 1. Air Mail Special. Fats Navarro. Don't Blame Me. Opus X. John Malachi. Love Me or Leave Me. Long, Long Journey. Leonard Feather. Tell Me Pretty Baby. Billy Eckstine. Second Balcony Jump. Without a Song. Thelonious Monk. Oo-Bop Sh'bam. Rue Chaptal. Kenny Clarke.
Boppin' a Riff. Sonny Stitt. Fat Boy. Everything's Cool. Webb City. Calling Dr. Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis. Stealin' Trash. I Mean You. Bean and the Boys. Coleman Hawkins. Track Listing - Disc 2. Just a Mystery. Red Pepper. Hollerin' and Screamin'. Fat Girl. Ice Left Foot Stepdown - The Bees - Octopus Red. Goin' to Minton's. Jivin' With Jack the Bellboy. Bill Doggett. High on an Open Mike. Sweet Georgia Brown.
The Chase. Tadd Dameron. The Squirrel. Our Delight. A Be-Bop Carol. The Tadd Walk. Gone With the Wind. That Someone Must Be You. Earl Hardy. Barry's Bop. Be-Bop Romp. Fats Blows. Track Listing - Disc 3. Half Step Down Please. Jumpin' Jane. Dexter Gordon. Good Bait, No. Oh, Lady Be Good. Lady Bird. I Think I'll Go Away. Stealin' Apples. Track Listing - Disc 4.
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