Curtis Fowlkes

Curtis Fowlkes (born March 19, 1950) is an American jazz trombonist and singer. He is a founding member of The Jazz Passengers.

Curtis Fowlkes
Photo by Bogdan Dimitriu
Photo by Bogdan Dimitriu
Background information
Born (1950-03-19) March 19, 1950 (age 72)
New York City
GenresJazz, pop, rock
Occupation(s)Musician, singer
Instrument(s)Trombone
LabelsKnitting Factory

CareerEdit

In 1987, Fowlkes started The Jazz Passengers with saxophonist Roy Nathanson.[1] He has also been a member of The Lounge Lizards, the Kansas City All-Stars, and a quartet led by jazz guitarist Bill Frisell. He has toured with Charlie Haden's Liberation Orchestra and the Duke Ellington Orchestra when it was led by drummer Louis Bellson. He released his debut solo album in 1999.[2]

DiscographyEdit

As leaderEdit

With The Jazz Passengers

  • Implement Yourself (New World/CounterCurrents 1990)
  • Live at the Knitting Factory (Knitting Factory, 1991)
  • Plain Old Joe (Knitting Factory, 1993)
  • In Love (High Street, 1994)
  • Individually Twisted (32 Records, 1996)
  • Re-United (Justin Time, 2010)
  • Still Life with Trouble (Thirsty Ear, 2017)

With The Lounge Lizards

  • Big Heart: Live in Tokyo (Island, 1986)
  • No Pain for Cakes (Island, 1987)
  • Voice of Chunk (Lagarto, 1988)

As sidemanEdit

With Don Byron

  • Nu Blaxploitation (Capitol, 1998)
  • You Are #6 (Blue Note, 2001)
  • Do the Boomerang (Blue Note, 2006)

With Bill Frisell

  • Quartet (Nonesuch, 1996)
  • This Land (Elektra Nonesuch, 1994)
  • Blues Dream (Nonesuch, 2001)
  • Unspeakable (Nonesuch, 2004)

With Glen Hansard

  • Didn't He Ramble (Anti-, 2015)
  • A Season On the Line (Anti-, 2016)
  • Between Two Shores (Anti-, 2018)
  • This Wild Willing (Anti-, 2019)

With Charlie Hunter

  • Right Now Move (Ropeadope, 2003)
  • Baboon Strength (Spire Artist 2008)
  • Gentlemen I Neglected to Inform You You Will Not Be Getting Paid (Spire Artist 2010)
  • Let the Bells Ring On (Charlie Hunter, 2015)
  • We Two Kings (Rank Hypocri$i, 2015)
  • Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth (GroundUP, 2016)

With John Lurie

  • Stranger Than Paradise and the Resurrection of Albert Ayler (Attitude/Crammed Discs 1985)
  • Down by Law (Made to Measure/Crammed Discs 1987)
  • Excess Baggage (Prophecy, 1997)

With Roy Nathanson

  • Broken Night Red Light with Roy Nathanson, (Crepuscule, 1988)
  • Deranged and Decomposed with Roy Nathanson (Crepuscule, 1988)
  • Camp Stories (Knitting Factory, 1996)
  • Fire at Keaton's Bar & Grill (Six Degrees, 2000)
  • Sotto Voce (AUM Fidelity, 2006)
  • Subway Moon (Yellowbird, 2009)
  • Nearness and You (Clean Feed, 2016)
  • Complicated Day (Yellowbird/Enja, 2014)

With Marc Ribot

  • YRU Still Here? (Northern Spy, 2018)
  • Rootless Cosmopolitans (Island, 1990)
  • Shoe String Symphonettes (Tzadik, 1997)

With Elliott Sharp

  • Forgery (Intuition, 2007)
  • Spectropia Suite (NEOS, 2010)
  • Sky Road Songs (Yellowbird, 2012)

With others

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Jazz Passengers". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  2. ^ Lane, Joslyn. "Curtis Fowlkes". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 January 2018.

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