- Released: October 15, 1991
- Originally Released: 1977
- Label: Milestone
- 1.Our Delight
- 3.Tadd Walk
- 4.The Squirrel
- 6.Good Bait (Number 1)
- 7.Good Bait (Number 2)
- 9.Lady Be Good
- 10.Anthropology (Number 1)
- 11.Anthropology (Number 2)
- 13.Tiny's Blues
Personnel: Fats Navarro (trumpet), Tadd Dameron (piano), Rudy Williams (alto saxophone), Rudy Williams (tenor saxophone), Milt Jackson (vibraphone), Curly Russell (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums).
Originally released as FATS NAVARRO FEATURED WITH THE TADD DAMERON BAND (Jazzland 50) and THE TADD DAMERON BAND: 1948 (Jazzland 68). Recorded live at the Royal Roost, New York in the summer and fall, 1948. Includes liner notes by Stanley Crouch.
Personnel: Fats Navarro (trumpet); Rudy Williams (alto saxophone); Allen Eager (tenor saxophone); Kai Winding (trombone); Tadd Dameron (piano); Milt Jackson (vibraphone, background vocals); Kenny Clarke (drums).
Liner Note Author: Stanley Crouch.
Recording information: Royal Roost, New York, NY (01/29/1947-??/??/1948).
Photographer: Burt Goldblatt.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Curly Russell; Rudy Williams ; Kai Winding; Kenny Clarke; Allen Eager; Milt Jackson.
On this CD reissue are all of the contents of a former two-LP set. Trumpeter Fats Navarro is featured on ten of the thirteen selections with pianist-arranger Tadd Dameron's Orchestra; the other three songs have trombonist Kai Winding in his place. With tenor saxophonist Allan Eager and (on six of the numbers) altoist Rudy Williams as the other key soloists, the boppish music is quite enjoyable. The recording quality of the live performances is decent for the time and the material (all but five are Dameron originals) is consistently of high quality. This valuable CD is easily recommended for bop collectors as is virtually every record that Fats Navarro made in his brief life. ~ Scott Yanow