Fats Navarro
Born: 1923

“Fats was a spectacular musician because, in a time when
cats arrived on the scene with nothing, he came on with
everything: he could read, he could play high and hold
anybody’s first trumpet chair, he could play those singing,
melodic solos with a big beautiful sound nobody could
believe at the time, and he could fly in fast tempos with
staccato, biting notes and execute whatever he wanted with
apparently no strain, everything clear. And every note meant
something. You know, there are… Continue

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