Scholarship and Commentary
(Sample of Fats Navarro's handwriting from 1949)
This section is devoted to original scholarship, commentary, criticism or annedotes contributed to the Web page dealing with the life and music of Theodore "Fats" Navarro.
- Compositions by Theodore "Fats" Navarro
- Transcriptions of Navarro recorded Solos
- Remembrances and Interviews
- Some Open Questions Posed from Dr. Carlos Iramain in 2000:
- Fats Navarro reportedly used to sit in with Latin Bands in New York
in the late 1940s. Does anyone have information on this Latin
connection? (He is known to have been able to speak Spanish.)
Reply: Charlie Mingus speaks of this in Beneath the Underdog
(1971), and old colleague Howard McGhee mentions this in a 1978 radio
interview with Phil Schaap.
- What kind of trumpet (brand/model) did Fats use? Whatever happened
to his last horn(s)?
Reply: Both Idress Sulieman and Uan Rasey say that he played a Conn.
- Does anyone know of any film clip of Fats?
Reply: No film footage has ever been found.
- Analysis and Criticism