“Fontainebleau” was ambitious album and his culmination.
It was played by Dorham’s trumpeting, by Sahib Shihab’s alto and Cecil Payne’s baritone saxophone and Shadow Wilson’s drumming, in March 9, 1956.
This piece was relatively formal without improvising.
Then this tune was again recorded by a larger group in 1962 (American Riverside RLP419)
Someone called him the greatest romantic of jazz composition.
Since 1953, he developed an addiction to narcotics toward the end of his career.
When Tadd Dameron recorded with Coltrane, he was apparently heavy user of cocaine
After this recordings,he served time (1959–61) in federal prison in Lexington, Kentucky.
Here is Tadd Dameron Octet play “Fontainebleau”.
Here is Tadd Dameron and His Orchestra play “Fontainebleau”
Here is Tadd Dameron Octet play “Delirium”.
Here is Tadd Dameron Octet play “The Scene Is Clean”.
Here is Tadd Dameron Octet play “Flossie Lou”.
Here is Tadd Dameron Octet play “Bula-Beige”.