Fats Navarro Discography

1943 (age 20)

Andy Kirk And His Orchestra

Art Capehart, Harry Lawson, Howard McGhee, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Taswell Baird, Bob Murray, Wayman Richardson (trombone) Reuben Phillips, Ben Smith (alto saxophone) Jimmy Forrest, John Harrington, J.D. King (tenor saxophone) Ed Loving (baritone saxophone) John Young (piano) Booker Collins (bass) Ben Thigpen (drums) June Richmond (vocals)
NYC, December 3, 1943
71535Shorty Boounissued
71536Fare Thee Well HoneyDecca 4449; MCA 2-4105
71537Baby, Don't You Tell Me No Lie-
71538Things 'Bout Comin' My Wayunissued
* Decca 4449   Andy Kirk - Fare Thee Well Honey / Baby, Don't You Tell Me No Lie
* MCA 2-4105   Andy Kirk And His Orchestra (no details)

1944

Andy Kirk And His Orchestra

Art Capehart, Harry Lawson, Howard McGhee, Fats Navarro (trumpet) John Bird, Bob Murray, Wayman Richardson (trombone) John Harrington (clarinet, alto, baritone saxophone) Jimmy Forrest (tenor saxophone) 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 ValleyEverybody's EV 3003
* Everybody's EV 3003   Andy Kirk And His Orchestra Live At The Apollo 1944-1947

Andy Kirk And His Orchestra

Art Capehart, Harry Lawson, Fats Navarro, unknown (trumpet) John Bird, Bob Murray, Wayman Richardson (trombone) John Harrington (clarinet, alto, baritone saxophone) Jimmy Forrest (tenor saxophone) James King, Ed Loving, Ben Smith (reeds) John Young (piano) Laverne Baker (bass) Ben Thigpen (drums) June Richmond (vocals) Andy Kirk (leader): unknown (trumpet) Laverne Baker (bass) replaces McGhee, Collins
NYC, December 19, 1944
72644Apollo GrooveDecca unissued
72645So Blue-
72646Hippy Dippy-
If That's The Way You Want It-

Andy Kirk And His Orchestra

Art Capehart, Harry Lawson, Howard McGhee, Fats Navarro (trumpet) John Bird, Bob Murray, Wayman Richardson (trombone) John Harrington (clarinet, alto, baritone saxophone) Jimmy Forrest (tenor saxophone) James King, Ed Loving, Ben Smith (reeds) John Young (piano) Booker Collins (bass) Ben Thigpen (drums) June Richmond (vocals) Andy Kirk (leader): Howard McGhee (trumpet) Booker Collins (bass) replaces unknown (trumpet), Baker
NYC?, 1944
Roll 'EmHindsight (E) HSR 227
Together-
Hey, Lordy Mama-
9:20 Special-
St. Louis Blues-
Seven Come Eleven-
47th Street Jive-
Boo Wah-
Avalon-
* Hindsight (E) HSR 227   The Uncollected Andy Kirk - Andy Kirk And His Twelve Clouds Of Joy

Andy Kirk And His Orchestra

Art Capehart, Harry Lawson, Howard McGhee, Fats Navarro (trumpet) John Bird, Bob Murray, Wayman Richardson (trombone) John Harrington (clarinet, alto, baritone saxophone) Jimmy Forrest (tenor saxophone) James King, Ed Loving, Ben Smith (reeds) John Young (piano) Laverne Baker (bass) Ben Thigpen (drums) Danny Kaye, June Richmond (vocals) Andy Kirk (leader)
Los Angeles, CA, 1944-1945
Little Joe From ChicagoSwing House (E) SWH 39
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-
* Swing House (E) SWH 39   Andy Kirk - Andy's Jive

Andy Kirk And His Orchestra

Art Capehart, Harry Lawson, Howard McGhee, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Taswell Baird, Bob Murray, Wayman Richardson (trombone) Reuben Phillips, Ben Smith (alto saxophone) Jimmy Forrest, Joe Harrington (tenor saxophone) Ed Loving (baritone saxophone) John Young (piano) Booker Collins (bass) Ben Thigpen (drums) June Richmond (vocals)
broadcast, NYC, circa 1944
McGhee SpecialCaracol (F) CAR 424
Wednesday Night Hop-
47th Street Jive-
People Through The Keyhole-
Paradise Valley-
Get Up Mule-
* Caracol (F) CAR 424   Andy Kirk And His Orchestra (no details)

1945

Andy Kirk And His Orchestra

Art Capehart, Harry Lawson, Howard McGhee, Fats Navarro (trumpet) John Bird, Bob Murray, Wayman Richardson (trombone) John Harrington (clarinet, alto, baritone saxophone) Jimmy Forrest (tenor saxophone) 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 MamaSwing House (E) SWH 130
47th Street Jive-
* Swing House (E) SWH 130   Andy Kirk And His Orchestra (no details)

Andy Kirk And His Orchestra

Art Capehart, Harry Lawson, Howard McGhee, Fats Navarro (trumpet) John Bird, Bob Murray, Wayman Richardson (trombone) John Harrington (clarinet, alto, baritone saxophone) Jimmy Forrest (tenor saxophone) James King, Ed Loving, Ben Smith (reeds) John Young (piano) Laverne Baker (bass) Ben Thigpen (drums) June Richmond (vocals) Andy Kirk (leader): same personnel
"Apollo Theater", NYC, February 21, 1945
Wake UpEverybody's EV 3003
* Everybody's EV 3003   Andy Kirk And His Orchestra Live At The Apollo 1944-1947

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Gail Brockman, Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Joe Taswell Baird, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Bill Frazier, John Jackson (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons (tenor saxophone) Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone, arranger) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) 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)Spotlite (E) SPJ 100
Blowin' The Blues AwaySpotlite (E) SPJ 100; Almanac QSR 2415
'Deed I DoSpotlite (E) SPJ 100
I Wanna Talk About YouSpotlite (E) SPJ 100; Xanadu 207; Almanac QSR 2415
Blue 'N' Boogie (theme)Spotlite (E) SPJ 100
--
TogetherSpotlite (E) SPJ 100; Almanac QSR 2415
Mean To Me-
Without A SongSpotlite (E) SPJ 100; Xanadu 207; Almanac QSR 2415
Mr. ChipsSpotlite (E) SPJ 100; Almanac QSR 2415
Blue 'N' Boogie (theme)Spotlite (E) SPJ 100
--
Air Mail SpecialSpotlite (E) SPJ 100; Almanac QSR 2415
Don't Blame Me-
If That's The Way You FeelSpotlite (E) SPJ 100; Xanadu 207; Almanac QSR 2415
Blue 'N' Boogie (theme)Spotlite (E) SPJ 100
--
Opus XSpotlite (E) SPJ 100; Almanac QSR 2415
Love Me Or Leave Me-
One O'Clock Jump (theme)Spotlite (E) SPJ 100
* Spotlite (E) SPJ 100   Billy Eckstine - Together
* Almanac QSR 2415   Billy Eckstine Orchestra 1945
* Xanadu 207   Billy Eckstine - I Want To Talk About You

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

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 saxophone) Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) 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 BluesNational 9015; EmArcy EP 1-6041, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214; Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128
NSC54-3A Cottage For SaleNational 9014; EmArcy EP 1-6045, MG 26027, MG 36030; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC55-2I Love The Rhythm In A RiffNational 9014; EmArcy MG 36016; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC56Last Night (And Now Tonight Again)National 9015; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214; Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128
* EmArcy MG 36029   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* Regent MG 6058   Billy Eckstine - You Call It Madness
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band
* EmArcy MG 36030   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy MG 36016   Various Artists - The Advance Guard Of The '40s
* Masters Of Jazz MJCD 128   Dexter Gordon, Vol. 2 Young Dex 1944-1946
* EmArcy MG 26025   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* EmArcy MG 26027   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy EP 1-6041   Billy Eckstine - Billy's Blues
* EmArcy EP 1-6045   Billy Eckstine - Mood For Love
* National 9015   Billy Eckstine - Lonesome Lover Blues / Last Night (And Now Tonight Again)
* National 9014   Billy Eckstine - I Love The Rhythm In A Riff / A Cottage For Sale

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Walter Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) John Cobbs, Budd Johnson (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons (tenor saxophone) Teddy Cypron (baritone saxophone) Richard "Duke" Ellington (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals)
NYC, September, 1945
NSC61My Deep Blue DreamNational 9021; EmArcy MG 36029; Regent MG 6054
NSC62Prisoner Of LoveNational 9017; EmArcy EP 1-6044, MG 26027, MG 36030; Regent MG 6052; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC63A Penny For Your ThoughtsRegent MG 6052
NSC64It Ain't Like ThatNational 9020; EmArcy EP 1-6040, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6053; Savoy SJL 2214
* EmArcy MG 36029   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* Regent MG 6054   Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream
* EmArcy MG 36030   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* Regent MG 6052   Billy Eckstine - Prisoner Of Love
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band
* Regent MG 6053   Billy Eckstine - The Duke, The Blues And Me
* EmArcy MG 26027   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy MG 26025   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* EmArcy EP 1-6044   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy EP 1-6040   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* National 9021   Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream / Jelly Jelly
* National 9017   Billy Eckstine - Prisoner Of Love / All I Sing Is Blues
* National 9020   Billy Eckstine - It Ain't Like That / I've Got To Pass Your House

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Walter Knox, Chippy Outcalt, Howard Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) John Cobbs, Budd Johnson (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Arthur Simmons (tenor saxophone) Teddy Cypron (baritone saxophone) Richard "Duke" Ellington (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals): same personnel
NYC, October, 1945
NSC69I'm In The Mood For LoveNational 9016; EmArcy EP 1-6045, MG 26027, MG 36030; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC70You Call It MadnessNational 9019; EmArcy MG 36030; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC71All I Sing Is BluesNational 9017; EmArcy EP 1-6041, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC72Long, Long JourneyNational 9016; EmArcy EP 1-6040, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6058; Savoy SJL 2214
* EmArcy MG 36030   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* Regent MG 6058   Billy Eckstine - You Call It Madness
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band
* EmArcy MG 36029   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* EmArcy MG 26027   Billy Eckstine - The Love Songs Of Mr. "B"
* EmArcy MG 26025   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* EmArcy EP 1-6045   Billy Eckstine - Mood For Love
* EmArcy EP 1-6041   Billy Eckstine - Billy's Blues
* EmArcy EP 1-6040   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* National 9016   Billy Eckstine - Long, Long Journey / I'm In The Mood For Love
* National 9019   Billy Eckstine - You Call It Madness / Tell Me Pretty Baby
* National 9017   Billy Eckstine - Prisoner Of Love / All I Sing Is Blues

1946

Andy Kirk And His Orchestra

Claude Dunson, Harry Lawson, John Lynch, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Bob Murray, Wayman Richardson, Milton Robinson, Henry Wells (trombone) Joe Evans, Reuben Phillips (alto saxophone) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Jimmy Forrest (tenor saxophone) John Porter (baritone saxophone) 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 BabyDecca 23870
73265Alabama BoundDecca 48073
73266Soothe MeDecca 23870
73267Doggin' Man BluesDecca 48073; MCA 2-4105
* Decca 23870   Andy Kirk - He's My Baby / Soothe Me
* Decca 48073   Andy Kirk - Alabama Bound / Doggin' Man Blues
* MCA 2-4105   Andy Kirk And His Orchestra (no details)

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Josh Jackson (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) possibly Jimmy Golden (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Bill McMahon (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals)
NYC, February, 1946
NSC114BlueNational 9018; EmArcy EP 1-6041, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6054; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC115Second Balcony JumpNational 9018; EmArcy MG 36016; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC116Gloomy SundayNational 9037; Regent MG 6054; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC117Tell Me Pretty BabyNational 9019; EmArcy EP 1-6041, MG 26025, MG 36029; Regent MG 6053; Savoy SJL 2214
* EmArcy MG 36029   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* Regent MG 6054   Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band
* EmArcy MG 36016   Various Artists - The Advance Guard Of The '40s
* Regent MG 6053   Billy Eckstine - The Duke, The Blues And Me
* EmArcy MG 26025   Billy Eckstine - Blues For Sale
* EmArcy EP 1-6041   Billy Eckstine - Billy's Blues
* National 9018   Billy Eckstine - Blue / Second Balcony Jump
* National 9037   Billy Eckstine - Gloomy Sunday / In The Still Of The Night
* National 9019   Billy Eckstine - You Call It Madness / Tell Me Pretty Baby

Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra

Boonie Hazel, Shorty McConnell, Fats Navarro, Raymond Orr (trumpet) Chippy Outcalt, Robert Scott, Gerald Valentine (trombone) Norris Turney, Bob "Junior" Williams (alto saxophone) Gene Ammons, Josh Jackson (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) possibly Jimmy Golden (piano) Connie Wainwright (guitar) Bill McMahon (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals): same personnel
NYC, March, 1946
NSC122Love Is The ThingNational 9125; Regent MG 6054; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC123Without A SongNational 9061; EmArcy EP 1-6116, MG 36010; Regent MG 6054; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC124Cool BreezeNational 9052, 9132; EmArcy MG 36038; Savoy SJL 2214
NSC125Don't Take Your Love From MeNational 9023; Savoy SJL 2214
* Regent MG 6054   Billy Eckstine - My Deep Blue Dream
* Savoy SJL 2214   Billy Eckstine - Mr. B And The Band
* EmArcy MG 36010   Billy Eckstine - I Surrender, Dear
* EmArcy MG 36038   Various Artists - Boning Up The 'Bones
* EmArcy EP 1-6116   Billy Eckstine - ???
* National 9125   Billy Eckstine - Oo Bop Sh' Bam / Love Is The Thing
* National 9061   Billy Eckstine - Without A Song / Say It Isn't So
* National 9052   Billy Eckstine - You're My Everything / Cool Breeze
* National 9132   Billy Eckstine - Cool Breeze / Serenade In Blue
* National 9023   Billy Eckstine - All The Things You Are / Don't Take Your Love From Me

Kenny Clarke And His 52nd Street Boys

Kenny Dorham, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone) Ray Abrams (tenor saxophone) Eddie DeVerteuil (baritone saxophone) Bud Powell (piano) John Collins (guitar) Al Hall (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
NYC, September 5, 1946
D6VB2792-1EpistrophySwing (F) SW 224; RCA Victor 20-3144, LPV 519
D6VB2793-152nd Street ThemeSwing (F) SW 244; RCA Victor LPV 519
D6VB2794-1Oop Bop Sh'bamSwing (F) SW 224; RCA Victor LPV 519
D6VB2795-1Rue Chaptal (Royal Roost)Swing (F) SW 244; RCA Victor 20-3144, LPV 519
* RCA Victor LPV 519   Various Artists - The Be-Bop Era
* Swing (F) SW 224   Kenny Clarke - Epistrophy / Oop Bop Sh'bam
* RCA Victor 20-3144   Kenny Clarke - Epistrophy / Royal Roost
* Swing (F) SW 244   Kenny Clarke - 52nd Street Theme / Rue Chaptal

Fats Navarro / Gil Fuller's Modernists / The Be Bop Boys

Kenny Dorham, Fats Navarro (trumpet) Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone) Morris Lane (tenor saxophone) Eddie DeVerteuil (baritone saxophone) Bud Powell (piano) Al Hall (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Gil Fuller (arranger)
NYC, September 6, 1946
S3346Boppin' A Riff, Part 1Savoy 588, MG 9012, MG 12011, SJL 2216
S3347Boppin' A Riff, Part 2-
S3348Fat Boy, Part 1Savoy 587, XP 8024, MG 9005, MG 12011, SJL 2216
S3349Fat Boy, Part 2-
S3350Everything's Cool, Part 1Savoy 586, XP 8044, MG 9006, MG 12011, SJL 2216
S3351Everything's Cool, Part 2-
S3352Webb City, Part 1Savoy 585, XP 8045, MG 9014, MG 12011, SJL 2216
S3353Webb City, Part 2-
Boppin' A Riff, Part 2 (alt. take)Mythic Sound MS 6002-2
Fat Boy, Part 1 (alt. take)-
* Savoy MG 12011   Fats Navarro Memorial - Fats - Bud - Klook - Sonny - Kinney
* Savoy SJL 2216   Fats Navarro - Fat Girl
* Mythic Sound MS 6002-2   Earl Bud Powell, Vol. 2 - Burning In U.S.A., 53-55
* Savoy MG 9012   Various Artists - New Sound In Modern Music
* Savoy MG 9005   Fats Navarro
* Savoy MG 9006   Sonny Stitt
* Savoy MG 9014   Sonny Stitt - New Sound In Modern Music, Vol. 1
* Savoy XP 8024   Fats Navarro - New Trends In Jazz, Vol. 5
* Savoy XP 8044   Sonny Stitt - New Trends In Jazz, Vol. 8
* Savoy XP 8045   Sonny Stitt - New Trends In Jazz, Vol. 9
* Savoy 588   The Be Bop Boys - Boppin' A Riff, Part 1&2
* Savoy 587, 901   The Be Bop Boys - Fat Boy, Part 1&2
* Savoy 586   The Be Bop Boys - Everything's Cool, Part 1&2
= Savoy 941   Fats Navarro - Everything's Cool, Part 1&2
* Savoy 585, 900   The Be Bop Boys - Webb City, Part 1&2

Eddie Davis And His Beboppers

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Huey Long (guitar) Gene Ramey (bass) Denzil Best (drums)
NYC, December 18, 1946
S3367Calling Dr. JazzSavoy 907, MG 12133, SJL 2216
S3368FractureSavoy 933, MG 12133, SJL 2216
S3369Hollerin' And Screamin'Savoy 904, MG 12133, SJL 2216
S3370Stealin' TrashSavoy 907, MG 9026, MG 12133, SJL 2216
* Savoy MG 12133   Fats Navarro Memorial, Vol. 2 - Nostalgia
* Savoy SJL 2216   Fats Navarro - Fat Girl
* Savoy MG 9026   Various Artists - Birth Of The Bop, Vol. 5
* Savoy 907   Eddie Davis - Calling Dr. Jazz / Stealin' Trash
* Savoy 933   Eddie Davis - Fracture / Spinal
* Savoy 904   Eddie Davis - Hollerin' And Screamin' / Maternity

Eddie Davis And His Beboppers

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (tenor saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Huey Long (guitar) Gene Ramey (bass) Denzil Best (drums): same personnel
NYC, December 20, 1946
S3371AJust A MysterySavoy 705, MG 12119, SJL 2216
S3372ARed Pepper-
S3373SpinalSavoy 933, MG 12119, SJL 2216
S3374Maternity (Lard Pot)Savoy 904, XP 8026, MG 12119, SJL 2216
* Savoy MG 12119   Various Artists - In The Beginning Bebop!
* Savoy SJL 2216   Fats Navarro - Fat Girl
* Savoy XP 8026   Fats Navarro - New Trends In Jazz, Vol. 7
* Savoy 705   Eddie Davis - Just A Mystery / Red Pepper
* Savoy 933   Eddie Davis - Fracture / Spinal
* Savoy 904   Eddie Davis - Hollerin' And Screamin' / Maternity

Coleman Hawkins And His Orchestra

Fats Navarro (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Porter Kilbert (alto saxophone) Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone -2,3) Hank Jones (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, December, 1946
1. SR1857I Mean YouSonora 3027; Prestige PR 7824; Milestone M 47015; Prestige PRCD 24124-2
2. SR1858-1Bean And The BoysSonora 3024; Prestige PR 7824; Milestone M 47015; Prestige PRCD 24124-2
3. SR1858-2-Prestige PR 7824; Milestone M 47015; Prestige PRCD 24124-2
* Prestige PR 7824   Coleman Hawkins - Bean And The Boys
* Milestone M 47015   Coleman Hawkins - The Hawk Flies
* Prestige PRCD 24124-2   Coleman Hawkins - Bean And The Boys
* Sonora 3027   Coleman Hawkins - I Mean You / You Go To My Head
* Sonora 3024   Coleman Hawkins - Bean And The Boys / Cocktails For Two

1947

Illinois Jacquet And His Orchestra

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 saxophone) Illinois Jacquet, Clay Nicholas or Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) 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 OnlyAladdin 180, EP 511, AL 708, AL 803; Imperial LP 9184-A; Mosaic MR6-165
2. NR95-3 | IM-3633Big DogAladdin 180, EP 504, AL 708, AL 803; Imperial LP 9184-A; Mosaic MR6-165
3. NR96-4 | IM-3632You Left Me All AloneAladdin 179, EP 504, AL 708, AL 803; Imperial LP 9184-A; Mosaic MR6-165
4. NR97-2 | IM-3631Jivin' With Jack The BellboyAladdin 179, EP 511, AL 708, AL 803; Imperial LP 9184-A; Mosaic MR6-165
* Aladdin AL 803   Illinois Jacquet And His Tenor Sax
= Aladdin (F) 803   Illinois Jacquet - The Complete Aladdin Sessions
* Imperial LP 9184-A, LP 12184-A   Illinois Jacquet - Flying Home
* Mosaic MR6-165, MD4-165   The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions 1945-50
* Aladdin AL 708   Illinois Jacquet And His Tenor Sax
* Aladdin EP 511   Illinois Jacquet/Lester Young
* Aladdin EP 504   Illinois Jacquet
* Aladdin 180   Illinois Jacquet - For Europeans Only / Big Dog
* Aladdin 179   Illinois Jacquet - You Left Me All Alone / Jivin' With Jack The Bellboy

Fats Navarro And His Thin Men

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Leo Parker (baritone, alto saxophone) Tadd Dameron (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Denzil Best (drums)
NYC, January 29, 1947
S3383-2Fat GirlSavoy 906, XP 8025, MG 9005, MG 12114, SJL 2216
S3384-2Ice Freezes RedSavoy 976, XP 8024, MG 9005, MG 12114, SJL 2216
S3385Ed PobSavoy 905, XP 8025, MG 9005, MG 12114, SJL 2216
S3386Goin' To Minton'sSavoy 951, XP 8024, MG 9005, MG 12114, SJL 2216
* Savoy MG 12114   Various Artists - Opus De Bop
* Savoy SJL 2216   Fats Navarro - Fat Girl
* Savoy MG 9005   Fats Navarro
* Savoy XP 8025   Fats Navarro - New Trends In Jazz, Vol. 6
* Savoy XP 8024   Fats Navarro - New Trends In Jazz, Vol. 5
* Savoy 906   Serge Chaloff - A Bar A Second / Fats Navarro - Fat Girl
* Savoy 976   Fats Navarro - Ice Freezes Red / Ray Brown - For Hecklers Only
* Savoy 905   Teddy Reig - O-Go-Mo / Fats Navarro - Ed Pob
* Savoy 951   Fats Navarro/Leo Parker - Goin' To Minton's / Miles Davis/Charlie Parker - Half Nelson

Billy Stewart/Milton Buggs With Ray Abrams Orchestra

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Leonard Lowry (alto saxophone) Ray Abrams (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Kenny Watts (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Lee Abrams (drums) Billy Stewart (vocals -1,3) Milton Buggs (vocals -2,4)
NYC, February 18, 1947
1. S3400-1Gloomy SundaySavoy 647
2. S3401-2I Live True To YouSavoy 648
3. S3402-1In My SolitudeSavoy 647
4. S3403-3Fine Brown FrameSavoy 648
* Savoy 647   Billy Stewart/Ray Abrams - Gloomy Sunday / In My Solitude
* Savoy 648   Milton Buggs/Ray Abrams - I Live True To You / Fine Brown Frame

Illinois Jacquet And His Orchestra

Russell Jacquet, Fats Navarro, Joe Newman (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Jimmy Powell or Ray Perry (alto saxophone) Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone) Leo Parker (baritone saxophone) Sir Charles Thompson (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Al Lucas (bass) Shadow Wilson (drums)
NYC, April 1, 1947
137A | IM-3635Blow, Illinois, BlowAladdin 3001, EP 501, AL 701, AL 803; Imperial LP 9184-A; Mosaic MR6-165
138A | IM-3636Illinois Blows The BluesAladdin 3001, AL 701, AL 803; Imperial LP 9184-A; Mosaic MR6-165
* Aladdin AL 803   Illinois Jacquet And His Tenor Sax
= Aladdin (F) 803   Illinois Jacquet - The Complete Aladdin Sessions
* Imperial LP 9184-A, LP 12184-A   Illinois Jacquet - Flying Home
* Mosaic MR6-165, MD4-165   The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions 1945-50
* Aladdin AL 701   Illinois Jacquet/Lester Young - Battle Of The Saxes
* Aladdin EP 501   Illinois Jacquet
* Aladdin 3001   Illinois Jacquet - Blow, Illinois, Blow / Illinois Blows The Blues

Fats Navarro And Allen Eager's Saturday Night Swing Session

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Allen Eager, Charlie Ventura (tenor saxophone) Ralph Burns (piano) Al Valente (guitar) Chubby Jackson (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
WNEW broadcast, NYC, April 12, 1947
WS5006Sweet Georgia Brown, Part 1Vox 16102, VSP 310; Counterpoint CPT 549
WS5007Sweet Georgia Brown, Part 2Vox 16103, VSP 310; Counterpoint CPT 549
WS5008Sweet Georgia Brown, Part 3Vox 16104, VSP 310; Counterpoint CPT 549
WS5009High On An Open Mike, Part 1-
WS5010High On An Open Mike, Part 2Vox 16103, VSP 310; Counterpoint CPT 549
WS5011High On An Open Mike, Part 3Vox 16102, VSP 310; Counterpoint CPT 549
Happy Monsterunissued
* Vox VSP 310   Various Artists - Jazz Off The Air, Vol. 2
* Counterpoint CPT 549; America (F) 30 AM 6065; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1915-2   Various Artists - Saturday Night Swing Session
* Vox 16102   Fats Navarro/Allen Eager - Sweet Georgia Brown, Part 1 / High On An Open Mike, Part 3
* Vox 16103   Fats Navarro/Allen Eager - Sweet Georgia Brown, Part 2 / High On An Open Mike, Part 2
* Vox 16104   Fats Navarro/Allen Eager - Sweet Georgia Brown, Part 3 / High On An Open Mike, Part 1

Tadd Dameron Sextet

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Ernie Henry (alto saxophone) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Tadd Dameron (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Shadow Wilson (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, September 26, 1947
BN304-0The Chase (alt. take)Blue Note BLP 1531, BN-LA507-H2
BN304-2The ChaseBlue Note 541, BLP 5004, BLP 1531, BN-LA507-H2
BN305-0The Squirrel (alt. take)Blue Note BLP 1531, BN-LA507-H2
BN305-1The SquirrelBlue Note 540, 1597, BLP 5004, BLP 1531, BN-LA507-H2
BN306-0Our Delight (alt. take)Blue Note BLP 1531, BN-LA507-H2
BN306-5Our DelightBlue Note 540, BLP 5004, BLP 1531, BN-LA507-H2, BST2 84433
BN307-0Dameronia (alt. take)Blue Note BLP 1531, BN-LA507-H2
BN307-2DameroniaBlue Note 541, BLP 5004, BLP 1531, BLP 1001, BN-LA507-H2, BST 89902
* Blue Note BLP 1531   The Fabulous Fats Navarro, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BN-LA507-H2   Fats Navarro - Prime Source
* Blue Note BST2 84433   Various Artists - The Best Of Blue Note, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BLP 1001   Various Artists - 25 Years Blue Note: Anniversary Album
= Blue Note BLP 2001, BST 82001   Various Artists - Blue Note Gems Of Jazz
* Blue Note BST 89902   Various Artists - Blue Note's Three Decades Of Jazz 1939-1949
= Blue Note BN-LA158-G2   Various Artists - Decades Of Jazz, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BLP 5004   Fats Navarro Memorial Album
* Blue Note 541   Tadd Dameron - The Chase / Dameronia
* Blue Note 540   Tadd Dameron - Our Delight / The Squirrel
* Blue Note 1597   Tadd Dameron - The Squirrel / Miles Davis - Donna

Tadd Dameron Quintet

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Ernie Henry (alto saxophone) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Kay Penton (vocals)
NYC, October 28, 1947
S3465-1A Bop CarolSavoy SJL 2216
S3465-6-Savoy 931, MG 9019, MG 12011, SJL 2216
S3466-1The Tadd Walk-
S3467-3Gone With The WindSavoy MG 9023, MG 12011, SJL 2216
S3468-3That Someone Must Be YouSavoy MG 9024, MG 12011, SJL 2216
* Savoy SJL 2216   Fats Navarro - Fat Girl
* Savoy MG 12011   Fats Navarro Memorial - Fats - Bud - Klook - Sonny - Kinney
* Savoy MG 9019   Fats Navarro - New Sound In Modern Music, Vol. 6
* Savoy MG 9023   Various Artists - Birth Of The Bop, Vol. 2
* Savoy MG 9024   Various Artists - Birth Of The Bop, Vol. 3
* Savoy 931   Tadd Dameron - A Bop Carol / The Tadd Walk

Barry Ulanov And His All Star Metronome Jazzmen

Fats Navarro (trumpet) John LaPorta (clarinet -1,4/6) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Allen Eager (tenor saxophone -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 ThemeSpotlite (E) SPJ 108
2.Donna Lee-
3.Hot House (Fats Flats)-
4.Groovin' High-
5.Ko-Ko-
6.Anthropology-
* Spotlite (E) SPJ 108; Zim ZM 1002   Various Artists - Anthropology

Fats Navarro Quintette

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone) Tadd Dameron (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, December 5, 1947
S3483-1NostalgiaSavoy SJL 2216
S3483-6-Savoy 955, XP 8025, MG 9019, MG 12133, SJL 2216
S3484-3Barry's BopSavoy SJL 2216
S3484-6-Savoy 959, XP 8025, MG 9019, MG 12133, SJL 2216
S3485-1Bebop RompSavoy SJL 2216
S3485-6-Savoy 959, XP 8026, MG 9019, MG 12133, SJL 2216
S3486Fat BlowsSavoy XP 8026, MG 9019, MG 12133, SJL 2216
* Savoy SJL 2216   Fats Navarro - Fat Girl
* Savoy MG 12133   Fats Navarro Memorial, Vol. 2 - Nostalgia
* Savoy MG 9019   Fats Navarro - New Sound In Modern Music, Vol. 6
* Savoy XP 8025   Fats Navarro - New Trends In Jazz, Vol. 6
* Savoy XP 8026   Fats Navarro - New Trends In Jazz, Vol. 7
* Savoy 955   Dexter Gordon - Dextrose / Fats Navarro - Nostalgia
* Savoy 959   Fats Navarro - Barry's Bop / Bebop Romp

Coleman Hawkins And His All Stars

Fats Navarro (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Budd Johnson (alto saxophone) Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Marion DiVeta (baritone saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Chuck Wayne (guitar) Jack Lesberg (bass) Max Roach (drums) Tadd Dameron (arranger)
NYC, December 11, 1947
D7VB2659April In ParisRCA Victor 20-3057; RCA (F) 730625
D7VB2660How Strange-
D7VB2661-1Half Step Down, PleaseRCA Victor 20-3143, LJM 1017, LPV 501; RCA (F) 741106, (F) 730566
D7VB2662-1Angel FaceRCA Victor LPV 544; RCA (F) 730625
D7VB2663-1Jumpin' JaneRCA Victor 20-3143, LJM 1017, LPV 544; RCA (F) 741106
* RCA (F) 730625   Coleman Hawkins - His Greatest Hits 1939-47, Vol. 17
* RCA Victor LJM 1017   Coleman Hawkins With Billy Byers And His Orchestra - The Hawk In Hi Fi
* RCA Victor LPV 501   Coleman Hawkins - Body And Soul
* RCA (F) 741106   Coleman Hawkins/Lucky Thompson - The Greatest Of The Small Bands, Vol. 2
* RCA (F) 730566   Coleman Hawkins - Body And Soul
* RCA Victor LPV 544   Various Artists - Esquire's All American Hot Jazz
* RCA Victor 20-3057   Coleman Hawkins - April In Paris / How Strange
* RCA Victor 20-3143   Coleman Hawkins - Jumpin' Jane / Half Step Down, Please

Dexter Gordon And His Boys

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Tadd Dameron (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Art Mardigan (drums)
NYC, December 22, 1947
S3512DextroseSavoy 955, XP 8023, MG 9003, MG 12133, SJL 2211
S3513IndexSavoy XP 8023, MG 9003, MG 12133, SJL 2211
S3514DextivitySavoy XP 8022, MG 9003, MG 12133, SJL 2211
* Savoy MG 12133   Fats Navarro Memorial, Vol. 2 - Nostalgia
* Savoy SJL 2211   Dexter Gordon - Long Tall Dexter
* Savoy MG 9003   Dexter Gordon And His Boys
* Savoy XP 8023   Dexter Gordon - New Trends In Jazz, Vol. 4
* Savoy XP 8022   Dexter Gordon - New Trends In Jazz, Vol. 3
* Savoy 955   Dexter Gordon - Dextrose / Fats Navarro - Nostalgia

1948

Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra

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 saxophone) John Sparrow, Billy Williams (tenor saxophone) Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone) Lionel Hampton (vibraphone, piano, drums, vocals) Milt Buckner (piano) Charlie Harris, Charles Mingus (bass) Earl Walker (drums)
radio broadcast, "Howard Theatre", Washington, DC, May 1, 1948
Hot HouseWeka (Swi) Jds 12-1; Cicala Jazz Live (It) BLJ 8015; Alamac QSR 2419; Forlane (F) UCD 19008
Adam Blew His HatCicala Jazz Live (It) BLJ 8015; Alamac QSR 2419
Goldwyn StompCicala Jazz Live (It) BLJ 8015
* Weka (Swi) Jds 12-1   Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra 1948
* Cicala Jazz Live (It) BLJ 8015   Lionel Hampton In Concert
* Alamac QSR 2419   Lionel Hampton And His Orchestra 1948
* Forlane (F) UCD 19008   Lionel Hampton/Gene Krupa

Tadd Dameron Sextet

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Rudy Williams (alto saxophone -3) Allen Eager (tenor saxophone) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
radio broadcast, "Royal Roost", NYC, August 29, 1948
1.Anthropology, No. 1Jazzland JLP 50
2.Lady Be Good-
3.Good Bait, No. 1-
* Jazzland JLP 50   Fats Navarro Featured With The Tadd Dameron Quintet
= Riverside RS 3019   Fats Navarro/Tadd Dameron - Good Bait
= Milestone M 47041, MCD 47041-2   Fats Navarro Featured With The Tadd Dameron Band

Tadd Dameron Septet

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Rudy Williams (alto saxophone) Allen Eager (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
radio broadcast, "Royal Roost", NYC, September 4, 1948
SymphonetteJazzland JLP 68
* Jazzland JLP 68   The Tadd Dameron Band 1948
= Milestone M 47041, MCD 47041-2   Fats Navarro Featured With The Tadd Dameron Band

Benny Goodman Septet

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Benny Goodman (clarinet) Wardell Gray (tenor saxophone) Gene DiNovi (piano) Mundell Lowe (guitar) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Mel Zelnick (drums)
NYC, September 9, 1948
2974-3Stealin' ApplesCapitol 10173, M 11061; Mosaic MQ6-148
* Capitol M 11061   Benny Goodman/Charlie Barnet - Capitol Jazz Classics, Vol. 15: Bebop Spoken Here
* Mosaic MQ6-148, MD4-148   The Complete Capitol Small Group Recordings Of Benny Goodman 1944-1955
* Capitol 10173   Benny Goodman Septet (no details)

Tadd Dameron Septet

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Allen Eager, Wardell Gray (tenor saxophone) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Chino Pozo (bongos -1,2,7) Kenny Pancho Hagood (vocals -7)
Apex Studios, NYC, September 13, 1948
1. BN332-0Jahbero (alt. take)Blue Note BLP 1532, BN-LA507-H2
2. BN332-1JahberoBlue Note 559, BLP 1532, BN-LA507-H2
3. BN333-0Lady BirdBlue Note 559, BLP 5004, BLP 1532, BN-LA507-H2
4. BN333-1Lady Bird (alt. take)Blue Note BLP 1532, BN-LA507-H2
5. BN334-1SymphonetteBlue Note 1564, BLP 1532, BN-LA507-H2
6. BN334-2Symphonette (alt. take)Blue Note BLP 1532, BN-LA507-H2
7. BN335-1I Think I'll Go AwayBlue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10
* Blue Note BLP 1532   The Fabulous Fats Navarro, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BN-LA507-H2   Fats Navarro - Prime Source
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series
* Blue Note BLP 5004   Fats Navarro Memorial Album
* Blue Note 559   Tadd Dameron - Jahbero / Lady Bird
* Blue Note 1564   Thelonious Monk - I Mean You / Tadd Dameron - Symphonette

Tadd Dameron Septet

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Rudy Williams (alto saxophone -2) Allen Eager (tenor saxophone) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Chano Pozo (bongos)
radio broadcast, "Royal Roost", NYC, October 9, 1948
1.Tadd WalkJazzland JLP 50
2.Dameronia-
* Jazzland JLP 50   Fats Navarro Featured With The Tadd Dameron Quintet
= Riverside RS 3019   Fats Navarro/Tadd Dameron - Good Bait
= Milestone M 47041, MCD 47041-2   Fats Navarro Featured With The Tadd Dameron Band

Howard McGhee - Fats Navarro Boptet

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Howard McGhee (trumpet, piano) Ernie Henry (alto saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone, piano) Curly Russell (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Apex Studios, NYC, October 11, 1948
BN336-0The Skunkrejected
BN336-1The Skunk (alt. take)Blue Note BLP 1532, BN-LA507-H2
BN337Boperationrejected
BN337-0--
BN337-1-Blue Note 558, BLP 5012, BLP 1532, BN-LA507-H2
BN337-2Boperation (alt. take)Blue Note 7243 8 33373 2
BN336-2The Skunkrejected
BN336-3-Blue Note 558, BLP 5012, (J) BNJ-61008/10
BN338-0Double TalkBlue Note 557, BLP 5004, BLP 1531, BN-LA507-H2
BN339-0Double Talk (alt. take)Blue Note BLP 1532, BN-LA507-H2
BN336-4The Skunkrejected
* Blue Note BLP 1532   The Fabulous Fats Navarro, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BN-LA507-H2   Fats Navarro - Prime Source
* Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10   Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series
* Blue Note BLP 1531   The Fabulous Fats Navarro, Vol. 1
* Blue Note 7243 8 33373 2   The Complete Blue Note And Capitol Recordings Of Fats Navarro And Tadd Dameron
* Blue Note BLP 5012   Howard McGhee's All Stars - The McGhee-Navarro Sextet
= Blue Note (J) K18P-9274   Howard McGhee All Stars/Howard McGhee Sextet
= Blue Note 7243 4 95747 2   Howard McGhee/Introducing The Kenny Drew Trio
* Blue Note BLP 5004   Fats Navarro Memorial Album
* Blue Note 558   Howard McGhee - The Skunk / Boperation
* Blue Note 557   Howard McGhee - Double Talk, Part 1&2

Tadd Dameron Nonet

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Kai Winding (trombone -4) Rudy Williams (alto saxophone) Allen Eager (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone -3,4) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) Chano Pozo (bongos)
radio broadcast, "Royal Roost", NYC, October 23, 1948
1.The SquirrelJazzland JLP 50
2.Our Delight-
3.Good Bait, No. 2Jazzland JLP 68
4.Eb-Pob-
* Jazzland JLP 50   Fats Navarro Featured With The Tadd Dameron Quintet
= Riverside RS 3019   Fats Navarro/Tadd Dameron - Good Bait
= Milestone M 47041, MCD 47041-2   Fats Navarro Featured With The Tadd Dameron Band
* Jazzland JLP 68   The Tadd Dameron Band 1948
= Milestone M 47041, MCD 47041-2   Fats Navarro Featured With The Tadd Dameron Band

Earl Coleman And His All Stars

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Don Lanphere (tenor saxophone) Linton Garner (piano) Al Casey (guitar) Jim Johnson (bass) Max Roach (drums) Earl Coleman (vocals)
NYC, November 29, 1948
D1161I Wished On The MoonDial 756
D1162-AGuiltyDial 1049, 756; Spotlite (E) SPJ 133
D1163-CYardbird SuiteDial 753; Spotlite (E) SPJ 133
D1164-AStranger In Town-
D1165-AAs Time Goes ByDial 1049; Spotlite (E) SPJ 133
* Spotlite (E) SPJ 133   Dexter Gordon - Move!
* Dial 756   Earl Coleman - I Wished On The Moon / Guilty
* Dial 1049; Prestige 905   Earl Coleman - Guilty / As Time Goes By
* Dial 753   Earl Coleman - Stranger In Town / Yardbird Suite

Fats Navarro Quintet

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Don Lanphere (tenor saxophone) Linton Garner (piano) Jimmy Johnson (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, November 29, 1948
D1166-AMoveDial LP 212; Spotlite (E) SPJ 133
D1166-B-Dial 1033, 1033 (alt.); Spotlite (E) SPJ 133; Jazztone (Eu) J 1245
* Spotlite (E) SPJ 133   Dexter Gordon - Move!
* Jazztone (Eu) J 1245   Various Artists - Modern Jazz Festival
= Jazztone (F) J 1245   Various Artists - Festival Du Jazz Moderne
* Dial LP 212   Various Artists - Dizzy Gillespie And Modern Trumpets
* Dial 1033   Fats Navarro - Move / Teddy Edwards - Blues In Teddy's Flat
* Dial 1033 (alt.)   Fats Navarro - Move / Teddy Edwards - Blues In Teddy's Flat

1949

Metronome All-Star Bands

Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro (trumpet) J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding (trombone) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Charlie Ventura (tenor saxophone) Ernie Caceres (baritone saxophone) Lennie Tristano (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Eddie Safranski (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
RCA Studios, NYC, January 3, 1949
D9VB0021-1Overtime (shorter take)RCA Victor 20-3361; RCA Camden CAL 426; Bluebird 07863 66528-2
D9VC0021-2Overtime (longer take)RCA Victor LPT 3046, LPV 519; RCA Camden CAL 426; Bluebird 07863 66528-2
D9VC0022-3Victory Ball (longer take)-
D9VB0022-2Victory Ball (alt. take)RCA Camden CAL 339
* RCA Camden CAL 426, (E) CDN 112   The Metronome All-Star Bands
* RCA Victor LPV 519   Various Artists - The Be-Bop Era
* RCA Camden CAL 339   Various Artists - Great Jazz Reeds
* Bluebird 07863 66528-2   Dizzy Gillespie - The Complete RCA Victor Recordings
* RCA Victor LPT 3046   Various Artists - Crazy... And Cool
* RCA Victor 20-3361; His Master's Voice B-9818   Metronome All-Star Bands - Overtime / Victory Ball

Tadd Dameron And His Orchestra

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Kai Winding (trombone) Sahib Shihab (alto saxophone) Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) 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 DelightCapitol 57-60006, M 11059, (J) CR-8812
3392-3ECasbah-
* Capitol M 11059   Tadd Dameron/Babs Gonzales/Dizzy Gillespie - Capitol Jazz Classics, Vol. 13: Strictly Bebop
* Capitol (J) CR-8812, (J) ECJ 50073   Various Artists - Bebop Professors
* Capitol 57-60006, (E) CL 13122   Tadd Dameron - Sid's Delight / Casbah

Jazz At The Philharmonic

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Tommy Turk (trombone) Sonny Criss, Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, February 11 or November 2, 1949
Norman Granz IntroductionPablo PACD 5311-2
Leap Here-
(Back Home Again In) Indiana-
Lover Come Back To Me-
Fats Navarro (trumpet) Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Shelly Manne (drums)
Norman Granz Introduction Of Coleman Hawkins / Hawk's Idea (Rifftide)-
Sophisticated Lady-
The Things We Did Last Summer-
Stuffy-
Fats Navarro (trumpet) Tommy Turk (trombone) Sonny Criss (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Ray Brown (bass) unknown (drums)
PerdidoClef unissued
How High The Moon-
* Pablo PACD 5311-2   Jazz At The Philharmonic - J.A.T.P. At Carnegie Hall 1949

Bud Powell's Modernists

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Bud Powell (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, August 9, 1949
BN360-0Bouncing With Bud (alt. take 1)Blue Note BLP 1532, BST 84430, BN-LA507-H2
BN360-1Bouncing With Bud (alt. take 2)Blue Note BLP 1531, BST 84430, BN-LA507-H2
BN360-2Bouncing With BudBlue Note 1567, BLP 5003, BLP 1503, BN-LA507-H2
BN361-0Wail (alt. take)Blue Note BLP 1531, BST 84430, BN-LA507-H2
BN361-3WailBlue Note 1567, BLP 5003, BLP 1503, BN-LA507-H2
BN362-0Dance Of The Infidels (alt. take)Blue Note BLP 1532, BST 84430, BN-LA507-H2
BN362-1Dance Of The InfidelsBlue Note 1568, BLP 1503, BN-LA507-H2
BN363-152nd Street ThemeBlue Note 1568, BLP 5004, BLP 1503, BN-LA507-H2
* Blue Note BLP 1532   The Fabulous Fats Navarro, Vol. 2
* Blue Note BST 84430   Bud Powell - Alternate Takes
* Blue Note BN-LA507-H2   Fats Navarro - Prime Source
* Blue Note BLP 1531   The Fabulous Fats Navarro, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BLP 1503, BST 81503 (pseudo stereo)   The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 1
* Blue Note BLP 5003   The Amazing Bud Powell
* Blue Note BLP 5004   Fats Navarro Memorial Album
* Blue Note 1567   Bud Powell - Bouncing With Bud / Wail
* Blue Note 1568   Bud Powell - Dance Of The Infidels / 52nd Street Theme

Don Lanphere Quintet

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Don Lanphere (tenor saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, September 20, 1949
JRC35AWailing WallPrestige PR 24046
JRC35BWailing Wall (incomplete)Prestige unissued
JRC35C--
JRC35DWailing WallNew Jazz 819; Prestige PRLP 113; New Jazz NJLP 8296; Prestige P 24081, (J) SLP 47, PRCD 24114-2
JRC35E-Prestige PREP 1321, PRCD 24114-2
JRC36AGo (incomplete)Prestige unissued
JRC36BGo-
JRC36BC-New Jazz 812; Prestige PRCD 24114-2
JRC36C-Prestige PREP 1321, PRLP 113; New Jazz NJLP 8296; Prestige P 24081, PRCD 24114-2
JRC36DGo (incomplete)Prestige unissued
JRC36EGo-
JRC37AInfatuation (incomplete)-
JRC37BInfatuationNew Jazz 819; Prestige PREP 1321; New Jazz NJLP 8296; Prestige P 24081, PRCD 24114-2
JRC37CInfatuation (incomplete)Prestige unissued
JRC37DInfatuationPrestige PRCD 24114-2
JRC38AStop (incomplete)Prestige unissued
JRC38BStopNew Jazz 812; Prestige PREP 1321, PRLP 113; New Jazz NJLP 8296; Prestige P 24081, (J) SLP 47, PRCD 24114-2
JRC38CStop (incomplete)Prestige unissued
JRC38DStopPrestige PRCD 24114-2
* Prestige PR 24046   Various Artists - 25 Years Of Prestige
* New Jazz NJLP 8296; Prestige PR 16002   Miles Davis/Dizzy Gillespie/Fats Navarro - Trumpet Giants
* Prestige P 24081   Various Artists - Fisrt Sessions 1949-50
* Prestige (J) SLP 47   Various Artists - Early Prestige Sessions 1949/50
* Prestige PRCD 24114-2   Don Lanphere/Fats Navarro/Leo Parker/Al Haig - Prestige First Sessions, Vol. 1
* Prestige PRLP 113   Fats Navarro/Dizzy Gillespie/Miles Davis/Kenny Dorham - Modern Jazz Trumpets
* Prestige PREP 1321   Fats Navarro Quintet
* New Jazz 819; Prestige 819   Fats Navarro - Wailing Wall / Infatuation
* New Jazz 812; Prestige 812   Fats Navarro - Stop / Go

1950 (aged 26)

Charlie Parker Quintet

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone -1/3,5/13) Bud Powell (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
radio broadcast, "Birdland", NYC, May 15 & 16, 1950
1.52nd Street Theme IOzone 4
2.Perdido (Wahoo)Columbia JG 34808; Alamac QSR 2430
3.Dizzy AtmosphereColumbia JG 34808
4.A Night In Tunisia-
5.Move (into)Ozone 9; Columbia JG 34808; Alamac QSR 2430
6.52nd Street Theme II (incomplete)Ozone 9; Alamac QSR 2430
7.Rifftide (The Street Beat)Columbia JG 34808; Alamac QSR 2430
8.Out Of NowhereColumbia JG 34808
9.Little Willie Leaps (into)-
10.52nd Street Theme III-
11.Ornithology (into)-
12.I'll Remember April (into)-
13.52nd Street Theme IV-
Fats Navarro (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) 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)Columbia JG 34808; Alamac QSR 2430
3.52nd Street Theme V-
* Ozone 4   Charlie Parker - Fats Navarro - Bud Powell
* Columbia JG 34808   Charlie Parker - One Night In Birdland
* Alamac QSR 2430   Charlie Parker's All Stars 1950
* Ozone 9   Charlie Parker - Bud Powell - Fats Navarro

Miles Davis' Birdland All Stars

Miles Davis, Fats Navarro (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone -1,2) Brew Moore (tenor saxophone) Tadd Dameron (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
"Birdland", NYC, June 30, 1950
1.Hot House (Miles' Midnight Breakaway)Session Disc 101; Beppo (E) BEP 502; Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY ME 6401
2.52nd Street ThemeBeppo (E) BEP 502; Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY ME 6401
3.Ow! (Chubbie's Blues)Alto AL 701; Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY ME 6401
Miles Davis, Fats Navarro (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone -2,3) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone -1) Brew Moore (tenor saxophone -2,3) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
1.Conception/Deception (Poobah)-
2.Eronel (Overturia)Session Disc 102; Beppo (E) BEP 502; Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY ME 6401
3.52nd Street Theme (Slow Broadway Theme)Session Disc 102; Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY ME 6401
* Session Disc 101   Hooray For Miles Davis, Vol. 1
* Beppo (E) BEP 502   Miles Davis All Stars And Gil Evans
* Alto AL 701   The Persuasively Coherent Miles Davis
* Session Disc 102   Hooray For Miles Davis, Vol. 2
* Jazz Music Yesterday (It) JMY ME 6401   Miles Davis - The Last Bebop Session