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Fats Navarro Story Box set, Import

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Audio CD, Box set, Import, May 28, 2001
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Editorial Reviews


1. Air Mail Special
2. Don't Blame Me
3. Opus X
4. Love Me Or Leave Me
5. Long, Long Journey
6. Tell Me Pretty Baby
7. Second Balcony Jump
8. Without A Song
9. Epistrophy
10. 52nd Street Theme
11. OO-Bop Sh'Bam
12. Rue Chaptal
13. Boppin' A Riff
14. Fat Boy
15. Everything's Cool
16. Webb City
17. Calling Dr. Jazz
18. Fracture
19. Maternity
20. Stealin' Trash
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 28, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set, Import
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Proper Box UK
  • ASIN: B000051TPA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #231,180 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Ron Frankl on February 20, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Theodore "Fats" Navarro was only 26 years old when he died in 1950, but the jazz trumpeter accomplished much in a recording career that lasted just five years. Navarro was arguably the second great trumpeter to emerge from the bebop movement, whose controlled yet lyrical style was a marked alternative to the more flamboyant Dizzy Gillespie.
Most of Navarro's recordings have been available in the last few decades; he did the bulk of his recording for Blue Note and Savoy, both as a leader and a sideman. But there has never been a career-spanning retrospective, at least until now. Proper Records, an English label, has issued this fine four CD set, which features excellent sound and a terrific booklet.
What makes this set special is that it traces Navarro from his days with Billy Eckstine and His Orchestra to his early solo sides for Savoy, then on to his groundbreaking work with bandleader/composer/arranger Tadd Dameron, fiery trumpet duels with Kenny Dorham and, finally, to his final recordings with Charlie Parker, a mere week before his death from tuberculosis,apparently exacerbated by heroin use. Seldom has the development of a musician been better traced and, in particular, his work with Dameron sounds better than ever. Also included are a few rareand seldom reissued sessions that demonstrate Navarro's flair as an accompaniest for vocalists.
Fats Navarro's greatest legacy may be his influence on such later trumpeters as Clifford Brown, Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard; it is worth noting that these three major figures looked towrds Navarro rather than Gillespie for much of their style. "The Fats Navarro Story" is an essential purchasr for fans of bebop, and this box set should go far in getting Navarro the recognition he deserves.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By "bach3c" on August 5, 2002
Format: Audio CD
There are many reasons one would not want to invest in a
reissue box set of an artist already in your collection. This
set overpowers all concerns and then some! The evidence here
indicates Fats Navarro was indeed a heavyweight in his chosen field of Bebop trumpet. Really, there is no filler on these
meaty sides. This set captures not only Fats but also numerous
Pre-Bop and Bop players in their prime-stunningly so. I will
let you discover each disc's delights on your own but am compelled to suggest that you get this set to hear how master improvisors work quotations into solos (My favorite so far:
Fats starts his "Fats Blows" solo with a hilarious Howdy Doody
reference). For music lovers, Jazz fans, or music students
worldwide...indulge your ears with this inexpensive but valuable
set. The second version of Move on Disc four is simply Bebop ecstacy- on par with the trumpet/percussion Gillespie version of
Caravan or the transcendant "Donna Lee"solo by Clifford Brown. A perfect gift for any trumpeter.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A.J. Wecker on December 19, 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is one of the greatest deals I've come across for a long time.. I'm a professional trumpet player and I love Fats Navarro.. There are so many great musicians on this CD its insane! Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Coleman Hawkins, J.J. Johnson, Max Roach, Kenny Clarke, its incredible! And its all for [a great price]. I'd be willing to pay [a lot more] for this collection, its great!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By JG on December 20, 2005
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Too bad ...what a trumpet and tone...and the greats he played with...this compilation is an important one and does justice to him and his short life...unlike a "student" of his, the great Clifford Brown who died in a car crash,Fats was an emotional case of excess..his vulveribility was felt in his music and this generous collection does a service to Jazz history as far as quality and price. Proper records did a great one here..it seems nobody reviewed this one in years...Too bad.
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