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Navarro was Clifford Brown’s primary influence, which means that his big, fat, brassy sound had a direct or indirect influence on everyone from Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, and Carmell Jones, to Woody Shaw and Roy Hargrove. Taken from three different, late-’40s sessions, “Nostalgia” features Navarro in the fine company of bebop stars like Dexter Gordon, Tadd Dameron, and Art Blakey. While looser sounding than the legendary sides the trumpeter cut for Blue Note, the tracks here still include the usual bevy of sharp Navarro solos, plus stellar contributions by all involved.
This complete album note-for-note transcription by Erik Veldkamp is beautiful. Every note is perfectly preserved, ready for you to play along with your favourite recording.
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