Fats Navarro

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by Fats Navarro

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Theodore Navarro, 24 September 1923, Key West, Florida, USA, d. 7 July 1950, New York City, New York, USA. After starting to learn the tenor saxophone and piano, Navarro opted for trumpet and by his mid-teens was playing professionally. In 1943 he joined the Andy Kirk band, working alongside Howard McGhee, and two years later was in the trumpet section of Billy Eckstine’s bebop-orientated big band. He later settled in New York, where he played with leading beboppers such as McGhee, Kenny... Read more

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jazz
bebop
trumpet
be-bop
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