Charlie Rouse

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Birthday
6, 1924
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
Nov 30, 1988 (64)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
6, 1924
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
Nov 30, 1988 (64)

About

Musician who collaborated with Thelonious Monk for more than a decade and was a co-founder of the group Sphere.

Before Fame

He started playing music at a young age and was invited to perform with the Billy Eckstine Orchestra in 1944 before going on to work with Gillespie, Ellington, and many others.

Trivia

There is an asteroid named after him, 10426 Charlierouse, which was discovered in 1999.

Family Life

His recording debut was in 1947 with Tadd Dameron.

Associated With

He played with the Count Basie Octet in 1950.