Fats Navarro Catalog

1943 (age 20)

Andy Kirk - Fare Thee Well Honey / Baby, Don't You Tell Me No Lie  (Decca 4449)

Art Capehart, Harry Lawson, Howard McGhee, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Taswell Baird, Bob Murray, Wayman Richardson (trombone) Reuben Phillips, Ben Smith (alto sax) Jimmy Forrest, John Harrington, J.D. King (tenor sax) Ed Loving (baritone sax) John Young (piano) Booker Collins (bass) Ben Thigpen (drums) June Richmond (vocals)
NYC, December 3, 1943
71536Fare Thee Well Honey
71537Baby, Don't You Tell Me No Lie

1944

Andy Kirk And His Orchestra Live At The Apollo 1944-1947  (Everybody's EV 3003)

Art Capehart, Harry Lawson, Howard McGhee, Fats Navarro (trumpet) John Bird, Bob Murray, Wayman Richardson (trombone) John Harrington (clarinet, alto, baritone sax) Jimmy Forrest (tenor sax) James King, Ed Loving, Ben Smith (reeds) John Young (piano) Booker Collins (bass) Ben Thigpen (drums) June Richmond (vocals) Andy Kirk (leader)
"Apollo Theater", NYC, June 7, 1944
Paradise Valley
Laverne Baker (bass) replaces Collins
"Apollo Theater", NYC, February 21, 1945
Wake Up

Andy Kirk - Andy's Jive  (Swing House (E) SWH 39)

Art Capehart, Harry Lawson, Howard McGhee, Fats Navarro (trumpet) John Bird, Bob Murray, Wayman Richardson (trombone) John Harrington (clarinet, alto, baritone sax) Jimmy Forrest (tenor sax) James King, Ed Loving, Ben Smith (reeds) John Young (piano) Laverne Baker (bass) Ben Thigpen (drums) Danny Kaye, June Richmond (vocals) Andy Kirk (leader): add Danny Kaye (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, 1944-1945
Little Joe From Chicago
New Orleans Jump
Together
47th Street Jive
Untitled
Hey Lawdy Mama
Get Up Mule
Ridin' Along
Speak Low
Paradise Valley
Minnie The Moocher
Flying Home

The Uncollected Andy Kirk - Andy Kirk And His Twelve Clouds Of Joy  (Hindsight (E) HSR 227)

Art Capehart, Harry Lawson, Howard McGhee, Fats Navarro (trumpet) John Bird, Bob Murray, Wayman Richardson (trombone) John Harrington (clarinet, alto, baritone sax) Jimmy Forrest (tenor sax) James King, Ed Loving, Ben Smith (reeds) John Young (piano) Booker Collins (bass) Ben Thigpen (drums) June Richmond (vocals) Andy Kirk (leader)
NYC?, 1944
Roll 'Em
Together
Hey, Lordy Mama
9:20 Special
St. Louis Blues
Seven Come Eleven
47th Street Jive
Boo Wah
Avalon

Andy Kirk And His Orchestra (no details)  (Caracol (F) CAR 424)

Art Capehart, Harry Lawson, Howard McGhee, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Taswell Baird, Bob Murray, Wayman Richardson (trombone) Reuben Phillips, Ben Smith (alto sax) Jimmy Forrest, Joe Harrington (tenor sax) Ed Loving (baritone sax) John Young (piano) Booker Collins (bass) Ben Thigpen (drums) June Richmond (vocals)
broadcast, NYC, circa 1944
McGhee Special
Wednesday Night Hop
47th Street Jive
People Through The Keyhole
Paradise Valley
Get Up Mule

1945

Andy Kirk And His Orchestra (no details)  (Swing House (E) SWH 130)

Art Capehart, Harry Lawson, Howard McGhee, Fats Navarro (trumpet) John Bird, Bob Murray, Wayman Richardson (trombone) John Harrington (clarinet, alto, baritone sax) Jimmy Forrest (tenor sax) James King, Ed Loving, Ben Smith (reeds) John Young (piano) Laverne Baker (bass) Ben Thigpen (drums) June Richmond (vocals) Andy Kirk (leader)
Los Angeles, CA, circa early 1945
Hey Lawdy Mama
47th Street Jive

Billy Eckstine - Together  (Spotlite (E) SPJ 100)

Gail Brockman, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Bill Frazier, John Jackson (alto sax) Gene Ammons (tenor sax) Budd Johnson (tenor sax, arranger) Leo Parker (baritone sax) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan (vocals) Tadd Dameron, John Malachi, Jerry Valentine (arranger)
AFRS Jubilee broadcast, Los Angeles, CA, February & March, 1945
Blue 'N' Boogie (theme)
Blowin' The Blues Away
'Deed I Do
I Wanna Talk About You
Blue 'N' Boogie (theme)
-
Together
Mean To Me
Without A Song
Mr. Chips
Blue 'N' Boogie (theme)
-
Air Mail Special
Don't Blame Me
If That's The Way You Feel
Blue 'N' Boogie (theme)
-
Opus X
Love Me Or Leave Me
One O'Clock Jump (theme)

Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale  (EmArcy MG 36029)

Gail Brockman, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott (trombone) Gerald "Gerry" Valentine (trombone, arranger) Budd Johnson, Sonny Stitt (alto sax) Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon (tenor sax) Leo Parker (baritone sax) John Malachi (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone, conductor)
NYC, May 2, 1945
NSC53-1Lonesome Lover Blues
Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Walter Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) John Cobbs, Budd Johnson (alto sax) Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons (tenor sax) Teddy Cypron (baritone sax) Richard "Duke" Ellington (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals)
NYC, September, 1945
NSC61My Deep Blue Dream
NSC64It Ain't Like That
same personnel
NYC, October, 1945
NSC71All I Sing Is Blues
NSC72Long, Long Journey
Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams (alto sax) Gene Ammons, Josh Jackson (tenor sax) Leo Parker (baritone sax) possibly Jimmy Golden (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Bill McMahon (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals)
NYC, February, 1946
NSC114Blue
NSC117Tell Me Pretty Baby

Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"  (EmArcy MG 36030)

Gail Brockman, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott (trombone) Gerald "Gerry" Valentine (trombone, arranger) Budd Johnson, Sonny Stitt (alto sax) Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon (tenor sax) Leo Parker (baritone sax) John Malachi (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone, conductor)
NYC, May 2, 1945
NSC54-3A Cottage For Sale
Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Walter Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) John Cobbs, Budd Johnson (alto sax) Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons (tenor sax) Teddy Cypron (baritone sax) Richard "Duke" Ellington (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals)
NYC, September, 1945
NSC62Prisoner Of Love
same personnel
NYC, October, 1945
NSC69I'm In The Mood For Love
NSC70You Call It Madness

Various Artists - The Advance Guard Of The '40s  (EmArcy MG 36016)

Gail Brockman, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott (trombone) Gerald "Gerry" Valentine (trombone, arranger) Budd Johnson, Sonny Stitt (alto sax) Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon (tenor sax) Leo Parker (baritone sax) John Malachi (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone, conductor)
NYC, May 2, 1945
NSC55-2I Love The Rhythm In A Riff
Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams (alto sax) Gene Ammons, Josh Jackson (tenor sax) Leo Parker (baritone sax) possibly Jimmy Golden (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Bill McMahon (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals)
NYC, February, 1946
NSC115Second Balcony Jump

Billy Eckstine - You Call It Madness  (Regent MG 6058)

Gail Brockman, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott (trombone) Gerald "Gerry" Valentine (trombone, arranger) Budd Johnson, Sonny Stitt (alto sax) Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon (tenor sax) Leo Parker (baritone sax) John Malachi (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals, valve trombone, conductor)
NYC, May 2, 1945
NSC56Last Night (And Now Tonight Again)

Billy Eckstine - Prisoner Of Love  (Regent MG 6052)

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Walter Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) John Cobbs, Budd Johnson (alto sax) Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons (tenor sax) Teddy Cypron (baritone sax) Richard "Duke" Ellington (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals)
NYC, September, 1945
NSC63A Penny For Your Thoughts

1946

Andy Kirk - He's My Baby / Soothe Me  (Decca 23870)

Claude Dunson, Harry Lawson, John Lynch, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Bob Murray, Wayman Richardson, Milton Robinson, Henry Wells (trombone) Joe Evans, Reuben Phillips (alto sax) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Jimmy Forrest (tenor sax) John Porter (baritone sax) Hank Jones (piano) Floyd Smith (guitar) Al Hall (bass) Ben Thigpen (drums) Bea Booze, Billy Daniels, Beverly White (vocals) Andy Kirk (leader)
NYC, January 3, 1946
73264He's My Baby
73266Soothe Me

Andy Kirk - Alabama Bound / Doggin' Man Blues  (Decca 48073)

Claude Dunson, Harry Lawson, John Lynch, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Bob Murray, Wayman Richardson, Milton Robinson, Henry Wells (trombone) Joe Evans, Reuben Phillips (alto sax) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Jimmy Forrest (tenor sax) John Porter (baritone sax) Hank Jones (piano) Floyd Smith (guitar) Al Hall (bass) Ben Thigpen (drums) Bea Booze, Billy Daniels, Beverly White (vocals) Andy Kirk (leader): same session
NYC, January 3, 1946
73265Alabama Bound
73267Doggin' Man Blues

Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream  (Regent MG 6054)

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams (alto sax) Gene Ammons, Josh Jackson (tenor sax) Leo Parker (baritone sax) possibly Jimmy Golden (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Bill McMahon (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals)
NYC, February, 1946
NSC116Gloomy Sunday
same personnel
NYC, March, 1946
NSC122Love Is The Thing

Billy Eckstine - I Surrender, Dear  (EmArcy MG 36010)

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams (alto sax) Gene Ammons, Josh Jackson (tenor sax) Leo Parker (baritone sax) possibly Jimmy Golden (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Bill McMahon (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals): same session
NYC, March, 1946
NSC123Without A Song

Various Artists - Boning Up The 'Bones  (EmArcy MG 36038)

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams (alto sax) Gene Ammons, Josh Jackson (tenor sax) Leo Parker (baritone sax) possibly Jimmy Golden (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Bill McMahon (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals): same session
NYC, March, 1946
NSC124Cool Breeze

Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band  (Savoy SJL 2214)

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams (alto sax) Gene Ammons, Josh Jackson (tenor sax) Leo Parker (baritone sax) possibly Jimmy Golden (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Bill McMahon (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals): same session
NYC, March, 1946
NSC125Don't Take Your Love From Me

Various Artists - The Be-Bop Era  (RCA Victor LPV-519)

Kenny Dorham, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Sonny Stitt (alto sax) Ray Abrams (tenor sax) Eddie DeVerteuil (baritone sax) Bud Powell (piano) John Collins (guitar) Al Hall (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, September 5, 1946
D6VB2792-1Epistrophy
D6VB2793-152nd Street Theme
D6VB2794-1Oop Bop Sh'bam
D6VB2795-1Rue Chaptal (as Royal Roost)
Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro (trumpet) J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding (trombone) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Charlie Ventura (tenor sax) Ernie Caceres (baritone sax) Lennie Tristano (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Eddie Safranski (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
RCA Studios, NYC, January 3, 1949
D9VC0021-2Overtime (longer take)
D9VC0022-3Victory Ball (longer take)

Fats Navarro Memorial - Fats - Bud - Klook - Sonny - Kinney  (Savoy MG 12011)

Kenny Dorham, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Sonny Stitt (alto sax) Morris Lane (tenor sax) Eddie DeVerteuil (baritone sax) Bud Powell (piano) Al Hall (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Gil Fuller (arranger)
NYC, September 6, 1946
S3346Boppin' A Riff, Part 1
S3347Boppin' A Riff, Part 2
S3348Fat Boy, Part 1
S3349Fat Boy, Part 2
S3350Everything's Cool, Part 1
S3351Everything's Cool, Part 2
S3352Webb City, Part 1
S3353Webb City, Part 2
Fats Navarro (trumpet) Ernie Henry (alto sax) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Kay Penton (vocals)
NYC, October 28, 1947
S3465-6A Bop Carol
S3466-1The Tadd Walk
S3467-3Gone With The Wind
S3468-3That Someone Must Be You

Earl Bud Powell, Vol. 2 - Burning In U.S.A., 53-55  (Mythic Sound MS 6002-2)

Kenny Dorham, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Sonny Stitt (alto sax) Morris Lane (tenor sax) Eddie DeVerteuil (baritone sax) Bud Powell (piano) Al Hall (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Gil Fuller (arranger)
NYC, September 6, 1946
Boppin' A Riff, Part 2 (alternate take)
Fat Boy, Part 1 (alternate take)
** reissue of Mythic Sound MS 6002-1 + 2 bonus tracks.

Fats Navarro Memorial, Vol. 2 - Nostalgia  (Savoy MG 12133)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor sax) Al Haig (piano) Huey Long (guitar) Gene Ramey (bass) Denzil Best (drums)
NYC, December 18, 1946
S3367Calling Dr. Jazz
S3368Fracture
S3369Hollerin' And Screamin'
S3370Stealin' Trash
Fats Navarro (trumpet) Charlie Rouse (tenor sax) Tadd Dameron (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, December 5, 1947
S3483-6Nostalgia
S3484-6Barry's Bop
S3485-6Bebop Romp
S3486Fat Blows
Fats Navarro (trumpet) Dexter Gordon (tenor sax) Tadd Dameron (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Art Mardigan (drums)
NYC, December 22, 1947
S3512Dextrose
S3513Index
S3514Dextivity

Various Artists - In The Beginning Bebop!  (Savoy MG 12119)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor sax) Al Haig (piano) Huey Long (guitar) Gene Ramey (bass) Denzil Best (drums)
NYC, December 20, 1946
S3371AJust A Mystery
S3372ARed Pepper
S3373Spinal
S3374Maternity (as Lard Pot)

Coleman Hawkins - Bean And The Boys  (Prestige PR 7824)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Porter Kilbert (alto sax) Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Milt Jackson (vibes -2,3) Hank Jones (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, December, 1946
1. SR1857I Mean You
2. SR1858-1Bean And The Boys
3. SR1858-2-

1947

Illinois Jacquet And His Tenor Sax  (Aladdin AL 803)

Miles Davis, Marion Hazel or Russell Jacquet, Fats Navarro, Joe Newman (trumpet) Gus Chapell, Ted Kelly, Fred Robinson, Dicky Wells (trombone) Ray Perry, Jimmy Powell (alto sax) Illinois Jacquet, Clay Nicholas or Budd Johnson (tenor sax) Leo Parker (baritone sax) Bill Doggett (piano -1,3,4) Leonard Feather (piano -2) Al Lucas (bass) Shadow Wilson (drums)
NYC, January 7, 1947
1. NR94-4 | IM-3634For Europeans Only
2. NR95-3 | IM-3633Big Dog
3. NR96-4 | IM-3632You Left Me All Alone
4. NR97-2 | IM-3631Jivin' With Jack The Bellboy
Russell Jacquet, Fats Navarro, Joe Newman (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Jimmy Powell or Ray Perry (alto sax) Illinois Jacquet (tenor sax) Leo Parker (baritone sax) Sir Charles Thompson (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Al Lucas (bass) Shadow Wilson (drums)
NYC, April 1, 1947
137A | IM-3635Blow, Illinois, Blow
138A | IM-3636Illinois Blows The Blues
** also issued on Aladdin (F) 803 entitled "The Complete Aladdin Sessions".

Various Artists - Opus De Bop  (Savoy MG 12114)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Leo Parker (baritone, alto sax) Tadd Dameron (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Denzil Best (drums)
NYC, January 29, 1947
S3383-2Fat Girl
S3384-2Ice Freezes Red
S3385Ed Pob
S3386Goin' To Minton's

Billy Stewart/Ray Abrams - Gloomy Sunday / In My Solitude  (Savoy 647)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Leonard Lowry (alto sax) Ray Abrams (tenor sax) Cecil Payne (baritone sax) Kenny Watts (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Lee Abrams (drums) Billy Stewart (vocals)
NYC, February 18, 1947
S3400-1Gloomy Sunday
S3402-1In My Solitude

Milton Buggs/Ray Abrams - I Live True To You / Fine Brown Frame  (Savoy 648)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Leonard Lowry (alto sax) Ray Abrams (tenor sax) Cecil Payne (baritone sax) Kenny Watts (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Lee Abrams (drums) Milton Buggs (vocals)
NYC, February 18, 1947
S3401-2I Live True To You
S3403-3Fine Brown Frame

Various Artists - Jazz Off The Air, Vol. 2  (Vox VSP 310)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Allen Eager, Charlie Ventura (tenor sax) Ralph Burns (piano) Al Valente (guitar) Chubby Jackson (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
WNEW broadcast, NYC, April 12, 1947
WS5006Sweet Georgia Brown, Part 1
WS5007Sweet Georgia Brown, Part 2
WS5008Sweet Georgia Brown, Part 3
WS5009High On An Open Mike, Part 1
WS5010High On An Open Mike, Part 2
WS5011High On An Open Mike, Part 3

The Fabulous Fats Navarro, Vol. 1  (Blue Note BLP 1531)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Ernie Henry (alto sax) Charlie Rouse (tenor sax) Tadd Dameron (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Shadow Wilson (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, September 26, 1947
BN304-0The Chase (alternate take)
BN304-2The Chase
BN305-0The Squirrel (alternate take)
BN305-1The Squirrel
BN306-0Our Delight (alternate take)
BN306-5Our Delight
BN307-0Dameronia (alternate take)
BN307-2Dameronia
Fats Navarro (trumpet) Howard McGhee (trumpet, piano) Ernie Henry (alto sax) Milt Jackson (vibes, piano) Curly Russell (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Apex Studios, NYC, October 11, 1948
BN338-0Double Talk
Fats Navarro (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Bud Powell (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, August 9, 1949
BN360-1Bouncing With Bud (alternate take 2)
BN361-0Wail (alternate take)

Fats Navarro - Fat Girl  (Savoy SJL 2216)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Ernie Henry (alto sax) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Kay Penton (vocals)
NYC, October 28, 1947
S3465-1A Bop Carol
Fats Navarro (trumpet) Charlie Rouse (tenor sax) Tadd Dameron (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, December 5, 1947
S3483-1Nostalgia
S3484-3Barry's Bop
S3485-1Bebop Romp

Various Artists - Anthropology  (Spotlite (E) SPJ 108)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) John LaPorta (clarinet -1,4/6) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Allen Eager (tenor sax -1,4/6) Lennie Tristano (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Buddy Rich (drums) Bruce Elliott, Barry Ulanov (announcer)
radio broadcast, "Bands For Bonds", WOR Studios, NYC, November 8, 1947
1.52nd Street Theme
2.Donna Lee
3.Hot House (as Fats Flats)
4.Groovin' High
5.Ko-Ko
6.Anthropology
** also issued on Zim ZM 1002.

Coleman Hawkins - His Greatest Hits 1939-47, Vol. 17  (RCA (F) 730625)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Budd Johnson (alto sax) Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Marion DiVeta (baritone sax) Hank Jones (piano) Chuck Wayne (guitar) Jack Lesberg (bass) Max Roach (drums) Tadd Dameron (arranger)
NYC, December 11, 1947
D7VB2659April In Paris
D7VB2660How Strange

Coleman Hawkins With Billy Byers And His Orchestra - The Hawk In Hi Fi  (RCA Victor LJM-1017)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Budd Johnson (alto sax) Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Marion DiVeta (baritone sax) Hank Jones (piano) Chuck Wayne (guitar) Jack Lesberg (bass) Max Roach (drums) Tadd Dameron (arranger): same session
NYC, December 11, 1947
D7VB2661-1Half Step Down, Please
D7VB2663-1Jumpin' Jane

Various Artists - Esquire's All American Hot Jazz  (RCA Victor LPV-544)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Budd Johnson (alto sax) Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Marion DiVeta (baritone sax) Hank Jones (piano) Chuck Wayne (guitar) Jack Lesberg (bass) Max Roach (drums) Tadd Dameron (arranger): same session
NYC, December 11, 1947
D7VB2662-1Angel Face

1948

Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra 1948  (Weka (Swi) Jds 12-1)

Teddy Buckner, Wendell Culley, Duke Garrette, Fats Navarro, Leo Shepherd (trumpet) Sonny Craven, Andrew Penn, Britt Woodman, Jimmy Wormick (trombone) Ben Kynard, Bobby Plater (alto sax) John Sparrow, Billy Williams (tenor sax) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Lionel Hampton (vibes, piano, drums, vocals) Milt Buckner (piano) Charlie Harris, Charles Mingus (bass) Earl Walker (drums)
radio broadcast, "Howard Theatre", Washington, DC, May 1, 1948
Hot House

Lionel Hampton In Concert  (Cicala Jazz Live (It) BLJ 8015)

Teddy Buckner, Wendell Culley, Duke Garrette, Fats Navarro, Leo Shepherd (trumpet) Sonny Craven, Andrew Penn, Britt Woodman, Jimmy Wormick (trombone) Ben Kynard, Bobby Plater (alto sax) John Sparrow, Billy Williams (tenor sax) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone sax) Lionel Hampton (vibes, piano, drums, vocals) Milt Buckner (piano) Charlie Harris, Charles Mingus (bass) Earl Walker (drums): same session
radio broadcast, "Howard Theatre", Washington, DC, May 1, 1948
Adam Blew His Hat
Goldwyn Stomp

Fats Navarro Featured With The Tadd Dameron Quintet  (Jazzland JLP 50)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Rudy Williams (alto sax -3) Allen Eager (tenor sax) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
radio broadcast, "Royal Roost", NYC, August 29, 1948
1.Anthropology, No. 1
2.Lady Be Good
3.Good Bait, No. 1
Fats Navarro (trumpet) Rudy Williams (alto sax -2) Allen Eager (tenor sax) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Chano Pozo (bongos)
radio broadcast, "Royal Roost", NYC, October 9, 1948
1.Tadd Walk
2.Dameronia
Fats Navarro (trumpet) Rudy Williams (alto sax) Allen Eager (tenor sax) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Chano Pozo (bongos)
radio broadcast, "Royal Roost", NYC, October 23, 1948
The Squirrel
Our Delight
** also issued on Riverside RS 3019 entitled "Good Bait".
** part of Milestone M-47041, MCD-47041-2.

The Tadd Dameron Band 1948  (Jazzland JLP 68)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Rudy Williams (alto sax) Allen Eager (tenor sax) Milt Jackson (vibes) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
radio broadcast, "Royal Roost", NYC, September 4, 1948
Symphonette
Fats Navarro (trumpet) Kai Winding (trombone -2) Rudy Williams (alto sax) Allen Eager (tenor sax) Milt Jackson (vibes) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Chano Pozo (bongos)
radio broadcast, "Royal Roost", NYC, October 23, 1948
1.Good Bait, No. 2
2.Eb-Pob
** part of Milestone M-47041, MCD-47041-2.

Benny Goodman/Charlie Barnet - Capitol Jazz Classics, Vol. 15: Bebop Spoken Here  (Capitol M-11061)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Benny Goodman (clarinet) Wardell Gray (tenor sax) Gene DiNovi (piano) Mundell Lowe (guitar) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Mel Zelnick (drums)
NYC, September 9, 1948
2974-3Stealin' Apples

The Fabulous Fats Navarro, Vol. 2  (Blue Note BLP 1532)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Allen Eager, Wardell Gray (tenor sax) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Chino Pozo (bongos -1,2)
Apex Studios, NYC, September 13, 1948
1. BN332-0Jahbero (alternate take)
2. BN332-1Jahbero
3. BN333-0Lady Bird
4. BN333-1Lady Bird (alternate take)
5. BN334-1Symphonette
6. BN334-2Symphonette (alternate take)
Fats Navarro (trumpet) Howard McGhee (trumpet, piano) Ernie Henry (alto sax) Milt Jackson (vibes, piano) Curly Russell (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Apex Studios, NYC, October 11, 1948
BN336-1The Skunk (alternate take)
BN339-0Double Talk (alternate take)
Fats Navarro (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Bud Powell (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, August 9, 1949
BN360-0Bouncing With Bud (alternate take 1)
BN362-0Dance Of The Infidels (alternate take)

Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series  (Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Allen Eager, Wardell Gray (tenor sax) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Chino Pozo (bongos) Kenny Pancho Hagood (vocals)
Apex Studios, NYC, September 13, 1948
BN335-1I Think I'll Go Away

Howard McGhee All Stars/Howard McGhee Sextet  (Blue Note (J) K18P-9274)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Howard McGhee (trumpet, piano) Ernie Henry (alto sax) Milt Jackson (vibes, piano) Curly Russell (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Apex Studios, NYC, October 11, 1948
BN337-1Boperation
BN336-3The Skunk
** same contents as Blue Note BLP 5012 + BLP 5024.

The Complete Blue Note And Capitol Recordings Of Fats Navarro And Tadd Dameron  (Blue Note 7243 8 33373 2)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Howard McGhee (trumpet, piano) Ernie Henry (alto sax) Milt Jackson (vibes, piano) Curly Russell (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums): same session
Apex Studios, NYC, October 11, 1948
BN337-2Boperation (alternate take)

Earl Coleman - I Wished On The Moon / Guilty  (Dial 756)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Don Lanphere (tenor sax) Linton Garner (piano) Al Casey (guitar) Jimmy Johnson (bass) Max Roach (drums) Earl Coleman (vocals)
NYC, November 29, 1948
D1161I Wished On The Moon

Dexter Gordon - Move!  (Spotlite (E) SPJ 133)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Don Lanphere (tenor sax) Linton Garner (piano) Al Casey (guitar) Jimmy Johnson (bass) Max Roach (drums) Earl Coleman (vocals): same session
NYC, November 29, 1948
D1162-AGuilty
D1163-CYardbird Suite
D1164-AStranger In Town
D1165-AAs Time Goes By
Fats Navarro (trumpet) Don Lanphere (tenor sax) Linton Garner (piano) Jimmy Johnson (bass) Max Roach (drums)
D1166-AMove
D1166-B-

1949

The Metronome All-Star Bands  (RCA Camden CAL-426)

Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro (trumpet) J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding (trombone) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Charlie Ventura (tenor sax) Ernie Caceres (baritone sax) Lennie Tristano (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Eddie Safranski (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
RCA Studios, NYC, January 3, 1949
D9VB0021-1Overtime (shorter take)
** also issued on RCA Camden (E) CDN-112.

Various Artists - Great Jazz Reeds  (RCA Camden CAL-339)

Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro (trumpet) J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding (trombone) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Charlie Ventura (tenor sax) Ernie Caceres (baritone sax) Lennie Tristano (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Eddie Safranski (bass) Shelly Manne (drums): same session
RCA Studios, NYC, January 3, 1949
D9VB0022-2Victory Ball (alternate take)

Tadd Dameron/Babs Gonzales/Dizzy Gillespie - Capitol Jazz Classics, Vol. 13: Strictly Bebop  (Capitol M-11059)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Kai Winding (trombone) Sahib Shihab (alto sax) Dexter Gordon (tenor sax) Cecil Payne (baritone sax) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Vidal Balado (congas) Diego Ibarra (bongos) Rae Pearl (vocals)
NYC, January 18, 1949
3391-3ESid's Delight
3392-3ECasbah

Jazz At The Philharmonic - J.A.T.P. At Carnegie Hall 1949  (Pablo PACD-5311-2)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Tommy Turk (trombone) Sonny Criss, Charlie Parker (alto sax) Flip Phillips (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, February 11 or November 2, 1949
Norman Granz Introduction
Leap Here
(Back Home Again In) Indiana
Lover Come Back To Me
Fats Navarro (trumpet) Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Norman Granz Introduction Of Coleman Hawkins / Hawk's Idea (as Rifftide)
Sophisticated Lady
The Things We Did Last Summer
Stuffy

The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 1  (Blue Note BLP 1503)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Bud Powell (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, August 9, 1949
BN360-2Bouncing With Bud
BN361-3Wail
BN362-1Dance Of The Infidels
BN363-152nd Street Theme
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81503 (pseudo stereo).

Various Artists - 25 Years Of Prestige  (Prestige PR 24046)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Don Lanphere (tenor sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, September 20, 1949
JRC35AWailing Wall

Miles Davis/Dizzy Gillespie/Fats Navarro - Trumpet Giants  (New Jazz NJLP 8296)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Don Lanphere (tenor sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
NYC, September 20, 1949
JRC35DWailing Wall
JRC36CGo
JRC37BInfatuation
JRC38BStop
** also issued on Prestige PR 16002.

Don Lanphere/Fats Navarro/Leo Parker/Al Haig - Prestige First Sessions, Vol. 1  (Prestige PRCD-24114-2)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Don Lanphere (tenor sax) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
NYC, September 20, 1949
JRC35EWailing Wall
JRC36BCGo
JRC37DInfatuation
JRC38DStop

1950 (aged 26)

Charlie Parker - Fats Navarro - Bud Powell  (Ozone 4)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Bud Powell (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, May 15 & 16, 1950
52nd Street Theme I

Charlie Parker - One Night In Birdland  (Columbia JG 34808)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax -1,2,4/10) Bud Powell (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, May 15 & 16, 1950
1.Perdido (as Wahoo)
2.Dizzy Atmosphere
3.A Night In Tunisia
4.Rifftide (as The Street Beat)
5.Out Of Nowhere
6.Little Willie Leaps (into)
7.52nd Street Theme III
8.Ornithology (into)
9.I'll Remember April (into)
10.52nd Street Theme IV
Fats Navarro (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) probably Tommy Potter (bass) probably Roy Haynes (drums) probably Chubby Newsome or "Little" Jimmy Scott (vocals -1)
1.Embraceable You
2.Cool Blues (into)
3.52nd Street Theme V

Charlie Parker - Bud Powell - Fats Navarro  (Ozone 9)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Bud Powell (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, May 15 & 16, 1950
Move (into)
52nd Street Theme II (incomplete)

Hooray For Miles Davis, Vol. 1  (Session Disc 101)

Miles Davis, Fats Navarro (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Brew Moore (tenor sax) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, June 30, 1950
Hot House (as Miles' Midnight Breakaway)

Miles Davis All Stars And Gil Evans  (Beppo (E) BEP 502)

Miles Davis, Fats Navarro (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Brew Moore (tenor sax) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums): same session
"Birdland", NYC, June 30, 1950
52nd Street Theme

The Persuasively Coherent Miles Davis  (Alto AL 701)

Miles Davis, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Brew Moore (tenor sax) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, June 30, 1950
Ow! (as Chubbie's Blues)
Miles Davis, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
Conception/Deception (as Poobah)

Hooray For Miles Davis, Vol. 2  (Session Disc 102)

Miles Davis, Fats Navarro (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Brew Moore (tenor sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, June 30, 1950
Eronel (as Overturia)
52nd Street Theme (as Slow Broadway Theme)