Court – Curtis Fuller

This minor swing is as regal as the name suggests with a richly lyrical melody. Curtis Fuller's trombone solo from his first recording is available. We now have two Minus You versions, in different keys, where you can play this song at a ballad tempo, as Curtis originally conceived it.

Curtis Fuller

December 15, 1934 – May 8, 2021

After J.J. Johnson, Curtis Fuller is likely the most influential modern jazz trombonist. Born in Detroit and raised in an orphanage, he was a relatively late starter: he did not take up the trombone until age 16. But it was not long until he was cutting his teeth with saxophonists in the area like Pepper Adams and Yusef Lateef and guitarist Kenny Burrell, eventually building up his skills enough to move to New York in 1957. Curtis' first recording session, however, was in the previous year, with Pepper and also Detroit's Paul Chambers. This was also Curtis' first session with John Coltrane and Philly Joe Jones (check out High Step). Read more...

7 songs available.