One Dream Gone – Curtis Fuller & Fleurine Mehldau


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...

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Fleurine Mehldau

born on April 3, 1966

Dutch vocalist and lyricist Fleurine has been working in the Netherlands and United States since 1993, creating her own unique niche in the jazz world. Placing her own unconventional spin on jazz songs, Fleurine has written lyrics to compositions by Thelonious Monk, Kenny Dorham, Ray Bryant, Curtis Fuller and Thad Jones which were recorded on her debut album “Meant to Be!” Read more...

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