DUANE TATRO

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A precocious talent who played tenor sax with Stan Kenton while still in his teens, Tatro grew into a visionary composer who effectively blends advanced compositional techniques with the swing and expressiveness of jazz. He does it with a striking octet of three brass, three saxophones, bass, and drums; and with a cast of talented musicians (including such prominent fellow writers as Lennie Niehaus, Bill Holman, and Jimmy Giuffre) who perfectly understood the weight and colors of Tatro’s scores.”

Tatro became a professional musician (playing clarinet and sax) at 15, his first job with Mel Torme’s band. At 16 he joined Stan Kenton’s band. It was the middle of World War II and after touring with Kenton Tatro returned to high school. After high school Tatro played with dance bands and then joined the Navy. After playing with Navy bands he used his GI Bill to study composition
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Post Bop 1956

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