Mr. L – Curtis Fuller
A great lyrical and swinging composition from the unique and legendary trombonist Curtis Fuller, plus his transcribed solo.
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- Recording: Curtis Fuller - Boss Of The Soul-Stream Trombone
- Recorded on: December, 1960
- Label: Warwick (W 2038)
- Concert Key: E-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (medium)
- Trombone - Curtis Fuller
- Trumpet - Freddie Hubbard
- Tenor Sax - Yusef Lateef
- Piano - Walter Bishop, Jr.
- Bass - Buddy Catlett
- Drums - Stu Martin
Transcribed Trombone Solo: Check out our audio excerpt teaser which starts at the beginning of Curtis's two-chorus solo trombone. Treat yourself and get the whole solo, so you can closely examine one of the truly great swinging and lyrical jazz soloists on any instrument. C bass clef edition available.
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...