Art Blakey!!!!! While in Detroit he was a schoolfriend of Paul Chambers and Donald Byrd, and also knew Tommy Flanagan, Thad Jones and Milt Jackson. Fuller’s Jamaican-born parents died when he was young, and he was raised in an orphanage. He came to music late, playing the baritone horn in high school and switching to the trombone at age 16. While in Detroit he was a schoolfriend of Paul Chambers and Donald Byrd, and also knew Tommy Flanagan, Thad Jones and Milt Jackson. Fuller’s Jamaican-born parents died when he was young, and he was raised in an orphanage. Fuller continues to perform and record, and is currently a faculty member of the New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA) School of Jazz Studies (SJS). Like the Blue Note debuts by Kenny Burrell and Thad Jones the prior year, he used mostly transplanted Detroit players. Fuller's Jamaican-born parents died when he was young; he was raised in an orphanage. A Midnight Session with the Jazz Messengers, At the Jazz Corner of the World, Vols. He also co-leader of the quintet Giant Bones with Kai Winding in 1979 and 1980, and played with Art Blakey, Cedar Walton, and Benny Golson in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Impulse!!!!! Curtis DuBois Fuller (born in Detroit, December 15, 1934) is a United States jazz trombonist. Fuller led four dates for Blue Note, though one of these, an album with Slide Hampton, was not issued for many years. [1] Contents. Word of Curtis’s talent spread rapidly around New York. In 1999, Curtis Fuller was awarded an honorary doctorate of music from Berklee College of Music.[2]. Other sideman appearances over the next decade included work on albums under the leadership of Bud Powell, Jimmy Smith, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan and Joe Henderson (a former roommate at Wayne State University in 1956). 1 & 2, Art Blakey et les Jazz Messengers au Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World, Vols. Although he initially came under the spell of J.J. Johnson and listed Jimmy Cleveland, Bob Brookmeyer and Urbie Green among his favorites, Fuller came to New York at the age of 22 with a unique style and sound. Fuller is particularly proud of being the only trombonist to have recorded with Coltrane, Powell and Smith, all in August or September 1957. In 1957 the quintet moved to New York, and Fuller recorded his first sessions as a leader for P… Other sideman appearances over the next decade included work on albums under the leadership of Bud Powell, Jimmy Smith, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan and Joe Henderson (a former room mate at Wayne State University in 1956). Curtis DuBois Fuller (trombonist) was Detroit, Michigan in 1934. In the late sixties he was part of Dizzy Gillespie's band, and he went on to tour with Count Basie and to reunite with Blakey and Golson. Fuller went on to tour with Count Basie and also reunited with Blakey and Golson. Biography; Discography; As leader / co-leader; As sideman; See also; References; External links; Biography. Leave feedback. In 2001, Fuller, a lifelong Democrat, ran as a Charterite candidate for the office of mayor of Cincinnati. Curtis DuBois Fuller (born December 15, 1934) is an American jazz trombonist, known as a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and contributor to many classic jazz recordings. He was a schoolfriend of Paul Chambers and Donald Byrd, and also knew Tommy Flanagan, Thad Jones and Milt Jackson. Other sideman appearances over the next decade included work on albums under the leadership of Bud Powell, Jimmy Smith, Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan and Joe Henderson -a former roommate at Wayne State University in 1956. On January 13, 2010, Curtis’ wife, Catherine Rose Driscoll Fuller passed away. Jazz Messengers!!!!! Fuller toured with the Count Basie band from 1975 to 1977, and did dates for Mainstream, Timeless, and Bee Hive. Connect your Spotify account to your Last.fm account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform. He continues to perform and record. Records, having also recorded for Savoy Records and Epic after his obligations to Blue Note had ended. Artist descriptions on Last.fm are editable by everyone. When he returned home, he began working with Yusef Lateef’s quintet. After army service between 1953 and 1955 (when he played in a band with Chambers and brothers Cannonball and Nat Adderley), Fuller joined the quintet of Yusef Lateef, another Detroit musician. In the late 1960s, he was part of Dizzy Gillespie’s band, that also featured Foster Elliott. Detroit, at the time, was the breeding ground for an astonishing pool of fresh, highly individual talent. Records, having also recorded for Savoy Records and Epic after his obligations to Blue Note had ended. He was also the first trombonist to be a member of the Art Farmer-Benny Golson Jazztet, later becoming the sixth man in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in 1961, staying with Blakey until 1965. He is known as a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and works to many classic jazz recordings. After army service between 1953 and 1955 (when he played in a band with Chambers and brothers Cannonball and Nat Adderley), Fuller joined the quintet of Yusef Lateef, another Detroit musician. Fuller's parents were Jamaican and died when he was young, so as a result he was raised in an orphanage. Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States.

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