Fats and Trumpet Bob

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This is Trumpet Bob, no slave to fashion, who, while sketching The Parrot takes a break to chat a bit and to admire another artist’s (Steve Heuel) portrait of another trumpeter (Fats Navarro) which will soon hang on the stage of The Green Parrot.
Bob was well aware of the legendary Fats’ role as a seminal figure in Bee Bop.
Fats, a Key West native was said by many to have been the best jazz trumpeter of his generation, which of course included Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. He had a huge natural talent and a meteoric career that ended all to soon at the age of twenty seven.