Ice Freezes Red – Tadd Dameron & Fats Navarro

A bebop classic! This line over the changes of (Back Home Again In) Indiana comes from one of the definitive recordings of Fats Navarro. A transcription of Fats' solo is available.

Tadd Dameron

February 21, 1917 – March 8, 1965

A giant of the bebop era, Dameron had a wonderful melodic and harmonic imagination which he brought to compositions and arrangements for both small and big bands. Writing first for Harlan Leonard, Jimmy Lunceford, Count Basie and Billy Eckstine, in the late '40s Dameron started composing and arranging for Dizzy Gillespie's big band. He also recorded his own superb sextet for Blue Note Records in 1947 which featured trumpet great Fats Navarro. Read more...

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Fats Navarro

September 24, 1923 – July 7, 1950

Widely acknowledged as one of the greatest trumpeters of all time, Theodore "Fats" Navarro had a brief life but his influence cannot be overstated. His brawny, fat sound was the main inspiration for Clifford Brown, and through Clifford, Fats' unique style continues to inspire new trumpeters every day. Read more...

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