Fats Navarro, Charlie Rouse, Ernie Henry and Tadd Dameron.
Photo: William P. Gottlieb.
April 6, 1924|
|Died||November 30, 1988
|Genres||Jazz, bebop, hard bop|
|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, and which lasted for more than ten years.
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, and in 1957 made a notable album with Paul Quinichette.
Awards & honors 
The asteroid 10426 Charlierouse was officially named to honor Charlie Rouse by American astronomer Joe Montani of Spacewatch, who discovered it in 1999. Earlier, in 1994, asteroid 11091 Thelonious was also discovered and named by Montani.
As leader 
- 1957: The Chase Is On (Bethlehem)
- 1960: Takin' Care of Business (Jazzland)
- 1960: Unsung Hero (Epic)
- 1960: Yeah! (Epic)
- 1962: Bossa Nova Bacchanal (Blue Note)
- 1973: Two is One (Strata-East Records)
- 1977: Moment's Notice (Storyville)
- 1977: Cinammon Flower (Rykodisc)
- 1981: Upper Manhattan Jazz Society (Enja Records)
- 1984: Social Call (Uptown)
- 1988: Epistrophy (Landmark)
- 2005: Brazil (Douglas Records)
As sideman 
With Clifford Brown
- Memorial Album (Blue Note, 1953)
With Benny Carter
- Further Definitions (1961)
With Sonny Clark
- Leapin' and Lopin' (1961)
With Art Farmer
- The Art Farmer Septet Prestige, 1953–54)
With Joe Gordon
- Introducing Joe Gordon (EmArcy, 1954)
With Bennie Green
With Thelonious Monk
- At Town Hall (1959)
- San Francisco Holiday (ND)
- Monk in France (Riverside, 1961)
- Thelonious Monk in Italy (Riverside, 1961 )
- Monk in Copenhagen (1961)
- Criss Cross (1962)
- Monk's Dream (1963)
- At Newport 1963 and 1965 (1963, 1965)
- Monterey Jazz Festival '63 (1963)
- Big Band / Quartet In Concert (1963)
- It's Monk Time (1964)
- Monk (1964)
- Live at the It Club (1964)
- Live At The Jazz Workshop (1964)
- Monk In Paris (1965)
- Olympia, 6 Mars 1965 (1965)
- Olympia, 7 Mars 1965 (1965)
- Paris At Midnight (1965)
- Straight, No Chaser (1966)
- The Nonet - Live! (1967)
- Underground (1968)
- Bird Songs (1988)
With Louis Smith
- Smithville (1958)
With Mal Waldron
- The Git Go - Live at the Village Vanguard (Soul Note, 1986)
- The Seagulls of Kristiansund (Soul Note, 1986)
- allmusic ((( Charlie Rouse > Biography )))
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- Kernfeld, Barry (1988). "Charlie Rouse". In Barry Kernfeld. The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (first ed.). London: Macmillan Reference.
- Montani, Joe. "Spacewatch Minor Planets Joe Has Named". Joe Montani (Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona). Retrieved 14 March 2011.
- "10426 Charlierouse (1999 BB27)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Caltech. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
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