Charlie Rouse

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Charlie Rouse
Fats Navarro, Charlie Rouse, Ernie Henry, Tadd Dameron (Gottlieb 06541).jpg
Background information
Born (1924-04-06)April 6, 1924
Washington, DC
Died November 30, 1988(1988-11-30) (aged 64)
Seattle
Genres Jazz, bebop, hard bop
Instruments Saxophone
Labels Blue Note, Enja Records, Strata-East Records, Landmark Records

Charlie Rouse (April 6, 1924 – November 30, 1988) was an American hard bop tenor saxophonist and flautist. His career is marked by his collaboration with Thelonious Monk, which lasted for more than ten years.[1]

Biography[edit]

Rouse was born in Washington, DC in 1924. At first he worked with the clarinet, before turning to the saxophone.

Rouse began his career with the Billy Eckstine Orchestra in 1944, followed by the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band in 1945, the Duke Ellington Orchestra from 1949 to 1950, the Count Basie Octet in 1950, Bull Moose Jackson And His Buffalo Bearcats in 1953, and the Oscar Pettiford Sextet in 1955. He made his recording debut with Tadd Dameron in 1947,[2] and in 1957 made a notable album with Paul Quinichette.[3]

He was a member of Thelonious Monk's quartet from 1959 to 1970. In the 1980s he was a founding member of the group Sphere, which began as a tribute to Monk.[1]

Charlie Rouse died from lung cancer at University Hospital in Seattle at the age of 64.

Honors[edit]

The asteroid 10426 Charlierouse was officially named to honor Rouse by American astronomer Joe Montani of Spacewatch, who discovered it in 1999.[4][5] Earlier, in 1994, asteroid 11091 Thelonious had also been discovered and named by Montani.[4]

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With Dave Bailey

With Clifford Brown

With Donald Byrd

With Benny Carter

With Sonny Clark

With Art Farmer

With Joe Gordon

With Bennie Green

With Thelonious Monk

With Sphere

With Louis Smith

With Mal Waldron

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b allmusic ((( Charlie Rouse > Biography )))
  2. ^ Watrous, Peter (August 9, 1988). "REVIEW/JAZZ; TADD DAMERON'S GENTLE MELODIES". The New York Times. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ Kernfeld, Barry (1988). "Charlie Rouse". In Barry Kernfeld. The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (first ed.). London: Macmillan Reference. 
  4. ^ a b Montani, Joe. "Spacewatch Minor Planets Joe Has Named". Joe Montani (Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona). Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "10426 Charlierouse (1999 BB27)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Caltech. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 

5. Cook, Richard and Brian Morton (2008) The Penguin Guide To Jazz Recordings - Ninth Edition, London: Penguin Books

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