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Tadd Dameron composed a body of work that helped define and expand the parameters of bebop.
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February 22, 2011 During the 1940s and '50s, Dameron focused his considerable compositional talents on the emerging jazz style called bebop. During a relatively brief period, Dameron composed a body of work that helped define and expand the parameters of this music.
August 1, 2001 Fats Navarro recorded with many of the greatest soloists of his lifetime, despite his tragic death at 26. Along with showcasing Navarro's legendary skills on trumpet, The Fats Navarro Story captures the sounds of the best bepoppers from 1945-50. It also has rare recordings of the Billy Eckstine Orchestra.
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