The biography of Fats Navarro by Claude Carrière and Christian Bonnet , illustrated by Sylvain Leheu and accompanied by 2 compact discs.
This brilliant trumpeter had an extremely brief career (he died in 1950,
the age of 26). Yet his name will forever remain engraved in the Jazz Pantheon . His recorded work, much of which is collected here, and the considerable influence he has had and continues to have on trumpeters make him an artist of the first magnitude.
An improviser full of imagination, with great technical ease and a warm and luminous sound, Theodore “Fats” Navarro
represented an ideal of balance in the melodic, harmonic and
rhythmic, while he burned life without any restraint.