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- DescriptionThe Music and Life of Theodore Fats Navarro: Infatuation is the first comprehensive study of the jazz trumpeter Theodore Fats Navarro. It provides biographical and discographical information on this talented musician, whose premature death from tuberculosis at 26 robbed the jazz world of his brilliance. Through an analysis of his recorded legacy, this book offers new perspectives on Navarro's role in the history and emergence of Bebop. Through years of study and collecting ephemera, some of which is reprinted here, Leif Bo Petersen and Theo Rehak depict an inclusive history of Navarro and his music. Their information is based on interviews with musicians and people in the music business, contemporary newspaper and magazine articles, and the music itself, which has t been commonly kwn or described until w. The book features images, musical examples, and depictions of Navarro's recordings, and it provides several appendixes, including explanations of contemporary recording techniques and discographical terms, lists of Navarro's recordings and compositions, and a chrological overview of Navarro's performances, recording sessions, and engagements. Complete with a comprehensive list of sources and a full index, this volume presents a host of new and useful information for anyone interested in jazz and its history.
- Author BiographyLeif Bo Petersen is a trumpeter and jazz researcher who has studied Fats Navarro for over 10 years. Theo Rehak has collected and maintained a collection of images and ephemera called L'Archive Navarro since 1966.
- Author(s)Leif Bo Petersen,Theo Rehak
- PublisherScarecrow Press
- Date of Publication24/08/2009
- SubjectMusic & Dance
- Series TitleStudies in Jazz
- Series Part/Volume Number59
- Place of PublicationLanham, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintScarecrow Press
- Content Note1, black & white illustrations
- Weight767 g
- Width161 mm
- Height240 mm
- Spine29 mm
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
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