Born April 6, 1924 Washington, D.C., United States Died November 30, 1988 (aged 64) Seattle, U.S. Genres Jazz, bebop, hard bop Instruments Saxophone, flute Labels Blue Note, Enja, Strata-East, Landmark
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.
Rouse was born in
Washington, D.C., United States. At first he worked with the clarinet, before turning to the tenor 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, and in 1957 made a notable album with  Paul Quinichette.
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.
Charlie Rouse died from
lung cancer on November 30, 1988, at University Hospital in Seattle at the age of 64.
10426 Charlierouse was officially named to honor Rouse by American astronomer Joe Montani of Spacewatch, who discovered it in 1999.  Earlier, in 1994, asteroid  11091 Thelonious had also been discovered and named by Montani.
Julius Watkins as Les Jazz Modes/The Jazz Modes
(Riverside, 1959) At Town Hall
(1959) 5 by Monk by 5
(Riverside, 1960) Thelonious Monk at the Blackhawk
(Riverside, 1961) Monk in France
(Riverside, 1961 ) Thelonious Monk in Italy
Monk in Copenhagen (1961)
(Columbia, 1962) Criss Cross
(Columbia, 1963) Monk's Dream
At Newport 1963 and 1965 (1963, 1965)
Monterey Jazz Festival '63 (1963)
Big Band / Quartet In Concert (Columbia 1963)
(Columbia, 1964) It's Monk's Time
Monk (Columbia 1964)
(Columbia, 1964) Live at the It Club
Live At The Jazz Workshop (Columbia 1964)
Monk In Paris (1965)
Olympia, 6 Mars 1965 (1965)
Olympia, 7 Mars 1965 (1965)
Paris At Midnight (1965)
(Columbia, 1966) Straight, No Chaser
The Nonet - Live! (1967)
(Columbia, 1968) Underground
Palo Alto (recorded 1968, released on Impulse! Records 2020) (Columbia 1969) Monk's Blues
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
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Montani, Joe. "Minor Planets Joe Has Named". Joe Montani's Home Page. Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona . Retrieved 2011.
"10426 Charlierouse (1999 BB27)". . NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Caltech JPL Small-Body Database . Retrieved 2011.