Navarro is considered by many admirers to be a model of trumpet excellence, and so it is understandable that students of jazz trumpet style would benefit from a careful examination of his solos. As a result, many transcriptions from recorded solos to standard musical notation have been done. Perhaps the best known is the collection of Navarro transcriptions found in David N. Baker's book The Jazz Style of Fats Navarro. This section of the Webpage presents previously unpublished transcriptions of Navarro solos in PDF format for the use of music students and scholars. We thank the transcribers for their contributions.
Lady Bird (Master Take)
This is an original contribution offered by Paul Tomashefsky, a public school music teacher and trumpet tutor. Mr. Tomashefsky has transcribed the master take of Lady Bird, which was recorded in September, 1948 (see Session 35). To listen to the solo, go to the audio clips section of this Webpage.
Nostalgia (Master Take)
This is an original contribution by Swiss Jazz trumpet player, Daniel Schenker. He is also an instrucor at Zurich University. Mr. Schenker has transcribed Nostalgia, which was recorded in December, 1947 (see Session 23).