Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Proper Fats: "There are three main pools of Navarro, the Savoy and Blue Note recordings made as a leader and with Tadd Dameron, and a 1948 live broadcast (some of his best work) from the Royal Roost, material owned by Fantasy. At no time in recent memory have all three of these oeuvres been in print at the same time. Proper not only has put them all in one spot , 'Our Delight,' 'Nostalgia,' 'Fats Blows,' 'Good Bait,' 'Bouncing With Bud,' in short, the lot, it's thrown in the early work with Billy Eckstine and Kenny Clarke, as well as the treasured 1949 recordings with Wenatchee, Wash., bebopper Don Lanphere and the 1950 jam session with Parker at Birdland. Fats lives! "
Posted by Peter at 10:18 AM