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CLIFFORD BROWN: MILESTONES OF A JAZZ LEGEND (10 CDS)

CLIFFORD BROWN: MILESTONES OF A JAZZ LEGEND (10 CDS)

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Clifford Brown (1930-1956) was one of the most brilliant trumpeters of jazz. His father also played the trumpet and encouraged him and his musical siblings from the beginning - Clifford started on trumpet at the age of 10. Although he was a math major at Maryland State College, his interest soon shifted towards a professional career in music. Initially influenced by Fats Navarro, a car accident forced him to take a break in 1950; none other than Dizzy Gillespie encouraged him to continue.

Brown’s exceptional talent was immediately recognized by the jazz community in New York and he soon played in the most important groups on the scene: with Lionel Hampton, J.J. Johnson and Art Blakey. His warm tone and his ability to articulate every single note, even at breathtaking tempos, were paired with a talent for complex changes. He toured Europe with the Quincy Jones orchestra and recorded several records in Paris, the European mecca of jazz in the 1950s.


After releasing his first albums as a leader for Blue Note, he founded a quintet with the
drummer Max Roach, one of the finest ensembles in hard bop. Brown wrote a host of
remarkable compositions for this ensemble, which always featured the crème of the crop, such as tenor saxophonists Harold Land, Teddy Edwards and Sonny Rollins. On the road from New York City to Chicago on June 26, 1956, Clifford Brown died in a tragic car accident, only 25 years old, along with pianist Richie Powell.


Despite his short career as a studio musician, Clifford Brown left behind an extensive and highly varied musical body of work, a fact to which every single recording on this box testifies.

CD 1
■ CLIFFORD BROWN
NEW STAR ON THE HORIZON
1. Cherokee (Ray Noble) 3.26
2. Easy Living 3.44
(Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger)
3. Wail Bait (Quincy Jones) 4.02
4. Minor Mood (Cliffford Brown) 4.35
5. Hymn of the Orient (Gigi Gryce) 4.07
6. Brownie Eyes (Quincy Jones) 3.58
Clifford Brown (tp) Gigy Gryce (as, fl)
Charlie Rouse (ts) John Lewis (p)
Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (dr)
Recorded in NYC on August 28th, 1953


■ LOU DONALDSON -
CLIFFORD BROWN
NEW FACES – NEW SOUNDS
7. Carvin' the Rock 3.58
(Elmo Hope, Sonny Rollins)
8. You Go to My Head 4.22
(J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie)
9. De-Dah (Elmo Hope) 4.53
10. Brownie Speaks (Clifford Brown) 3.49
11. Cookin' (Lou Donaldson) 3.17
12. Bellarosa (Elmo Hope) 4.16
Clifford Brown (tp) Lou Donaldson (as)
Elmo Hope (p) Percy Heath (b)
Philly Joe Jones (dr)
Recorded in NYC on June 9th, 1953


■ CLIFFORD BROWN QUARTET
13. It Might as Well Be Spring 4.56
(Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein)
14. You're a Lucky Guy 2.43
(Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin)
15. The Song is You 2.49
(Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
16. Come Rain or Come Shine 4.08
(Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer)
17. I Can Dream, Can't I? 2.57
(Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal)
18. Blue and Bown (Clifford Brown) 3.08
Clifford Brown (tp) Henri Renaud (p)
Pierre Michelot (b) Benny Bennet (drs)
Recorded in Paris in 1953
Total Time 69.27


CD 2
■ CLIFFORD BROWN AND
ART FARMER WITH THE
SWEDISH ALL STARS
1. Stockholm Sweetnin' (Quincy Jones) 5.26
2. 'Scuse These Blues (Quincy Jones) 4.24
3. Falling in Love with Love 5.20
(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
4. Lover Come Back to Me 5.18
(Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II)
Clifford Brown, Art Farmer (tp)
Åke Persson (tb) Arne Domnerus (as)
Lars Gullin (brs) Bengt Hallberg (p)
Gunnar Johnson (b) Jack Noren (drs)
Recorded on September 15, 1953
in Stockholm City


■ TADD DAMERON
A STUDY IN DAMERONIA
5. Philly JJ (Tadd Dameron) 5.10
6. Choose Now (Dameron) 4.33
7. Dial 'B' for Beauty (Dameron) 5.20
8. Theme of No Repeat (Dameron) 4.53
Clifford Brown, Idrees Sulieman (tp)
Herb Mullins (tb) Gigi Gryce (as)
Benny Golson (ts) Oscar Estell (brs)
Tadd Dameron (p, arr) Percy Heath (b)
Philly Joe Jones (drs)
Recorded on June 11, 1953 in New York


■ J.J. JOHNSON QUINTET
9. Capri (Gigi Gryce) 3.38
10. Lover Man 3.51
(Jimmy Davis, Roger ("Ram") Ramirez,
James Sherman)
11. Turnpike (J.J. Johnson) 4.16
12. Sketch 1 (John Lewis) 4.23
13. It Could Happen to You 4.43
(Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen)
14. Get Happy (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
4.48
J.J. Johnson (tb) Clifford Brown (tp)
Jimmy Heath (ts, brs) John Lewis (p)
Percy Heath (b) Kenny Clarke (drs)
Recorded in New York on June 22, 1953
Total Time 66.31

CD 3
■ ART BLAKEY QUINTET
A NIGHT AT BIRDLAND VOLUME I
1. Split Kick (Horace Silver) 9.45
2. Once in a While 5.18
(Bud Green, Michael Edwards)
3. Quicksilver (Horace Silver) 6.38
4. A Night in Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie)
9.23
5. Mayreh (Horace Silver) 6.20


■ ART BLAKEY QUINTET
A NIGHT AT BIRDLAND VOLUME II
6. Wee-Dot (J.J. Johnson, L. Parker)
7.19
7. If I Had You 3.32
(Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly,
Ted Shapiro)
8. Quicksilver (Alternate Master) 8.47
(Horace Silver)
9. Now's the Time (Charlie Parker) 9.02
10. Confirmation (Charlie Parker) 9.13
Clifford Brown (tp) Lou Donaldson (as)
Horace Silver (p) Curly Russell (b)
Art Blakey (dr)
Recorded live in NYC on February 21,
1954
Total Time 75.19


CD 4
■ CLIFFORD BROWN FEAT. ZOOT SIMS - JAZZ IMMORTAL
1. Tiny Capers (Clifford Brown) 4.13
2. Gone with the Wind 3.37
(Ann Wrubel, Herb Magidson)
3. Finders Keepers (Jack Montrose)
3.48
4. Blueberry Hill 3.13
(Vincent Rose, Larry Stock, Al Lewis)
5. Joy Spring (Clifford Brown) 3.13
6. Bones for Jones (Clifford Brown) 4.12
7. Dahoud (Clifford Brown) 4.10
Clifford Brown (tp) Stu Williamson (tb)
Zoot Sims (ts) Bob Gordon (brs)
Russ Freeman (p) Carson Smith, Joe
Mondragon (b) Shelly Manne (drs)
Recorded in California in August and
September 1954


■ BEST COAST JAZZ
8. Coronado (Johnny Coles) 19.45
9. You Go to My Head 17.17
(J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie)
Clifford Brown (tp) Herb Geller, Joe
Maini (as)
Walter Benton (ts) Kenny Drew (p)
Curtis Counce (b) Max Roach (drs)
Recorded at Capitol Studios, Los
Angeles,
California on August 11, 1954
Total Time 63.54

CD 5
■ CLIFFORD BROWN & MAX ROACH QUINTET
1. Delilah (Victor Young) 8.06
2. Parisian Thoroughfare 7.18
(Bud Powell)
3. The Blues Walk (Clifford Brown) 4.01
4. Daahoud (Clifford Brown) 6.44
5. Joy Spring (Clifford Brown) 4.01
6. Jordu (Duke Jordan) 6.50
7. What Am I Here For? 3.07
(Duke Ellington)
Clifford Brown (tp) Max Roach (drs)
Harold Land (ts) Richie Powell (p)
George Morrow (b)
Recorded in Los Angeles in August 2, 3
and 6, 1954


■ CLIFFORD BROWN & MAX ROACH
STUDY IN BROWN
8. Cherokee (Ray Noble) 5.42
9. Jacqui (Richie Powell) 5.08
10. Swingin' (Clifford Brown) 2.50
11. Lands End (Harold Land) 4.54
12. George's Dilemma (Clifford Brown)
5.34
13. Sandu (Clifford Brown) 4.54
14. Gerkin for Perkin (Clifford Brown)
2.54
15. If I Love Again 3.21
(Jack Murray, Ben Oakland)
16. Take the 'A' Train (Billy Strayhorn)
4.17
Clifford Brown (tp) Max Roach (drs)
Harold Land (ts) Richie Powell (p)
George Morrow (b)
Recorded in New York City on February
23-25,1955
Total Time 79.55


CD 6
■ BROWN AND ROACH - INCORPORATED
1. Sweet Clifford (Clifford Brown) 6.42
2. I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance 7.22
with You (Bing Crosby, Ned Washington,
Victor Young)
3. Stompin' at the Savoy 6.27
(Benny Goodman, Andy Razaf, Edgar
Sampson Chick Webb)
4. I'll String Along with You 4.11
(Al Dubin, Harry Warren)
5. Mildama (Max Roach) 4.32
6. Darn That Dream 4.05
(Eddie DeLange, Jimmy Van Heusen)
7. I Get a Kick out of You (Cole Porter)
7.38
Clifford Brown (tp) Max Roach (drs)
Harold Land (ts)
Richie Powell (p) George Morrow (b)
Recorded at Capitol Studios in Los
Angeles,
California on August 2 (track 6), August 3
(tracks
1 & 2), August 5 (tracks 3, 4 & 7) and
August 6 (track 5), 1954


■ SONNY ROLLINS + 4
8. Valse Hot (Sonny Rollins) 8.38
9. Kiss and Run (Sam Coslow) 7.10
10. I Feel a Song Coming On 5.16
(Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh,
George Oppenheimer)
11. Count Your Blessings 2.31
(Instead of Sheep) (Irving Berlin)
12. Pent-Up House (Sonny Rollins) 8.53
Clifford Brown (tp) Sonny Rollins (ts)
Harold Land (ts)
Richie Powell (p) George Morrow (b)
Max Roach (drs)
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio,
Hackensack,
New Jersey on March 22, 1956
Total Time 73.42

CD 7
■ CLIFFORD BROWN & MAX ROACH
AT BASIN STREET
1. What Is This Thing Called Love? 7.40
(Cole Porter)
2. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
4.18
(Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster)
3. I'll Remember April (Gene de Paul,
9.19
Patricia Johnston, Don Raye)
4. Powell's Prances (Richie Powell) 3.32
5. Time (Richie Powell) 5.08
6. The Scene Is Clean (Tadd Dameron)
6.10
7. Gertrude´s Bounce (Richie Powell)
4.13
Clifford Brown (tp) Max Roach (drs)
Sonny Rollins (ts) Richie Powell (p)
George Morrow (b)
Recorded in January 4 and February
16-17, 1956


■ CLIFFORD BROWN ALL STARS
8. Caravan 15.14
(Irving Mills, Juan Tizol, Duke Ellington
9. Autumn in New York 21.36
(Vernon Duke)
Clifford Brown (tp) Herb Geller, Joe
Maini (as)
Walter Benton (ts) Kenny Drew (p)
Curtis Counce (b) Max (drs)
Recorded at Capitol Studios, Los
Angeles,
California on August 11, 1954
Total Time 77.19


CD 8
■ ALL STARS JAM SESSION
1. What Is This Thing Called Love? 14.54
(Cole Porter)
2. Darn That Dream 5.16
(Eddie DeLange, Jimmy Van Heusen)
3. Move (Denzil Best) 14.37
4. My Funny Valentine / Don't Worry 11.32
'bout Me / Bess, You Is My Woman Now
/ It Might as Well Be Spring
(Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers / Rube
Bloom, Ted Koehler / George Gershwin,
Ira Gershwin / Oscar Hammerstein II,
Rogers)
Clifford Brown, Maynard Ferguson,
Clark Terry (tp) Herb Geller (as: 1, 3 & 4)
Harold Land (tenor saxophone)
Junior Mance (p: 1, 3 & 4) Richie Powell (p: 2)
Keter Betts, George Morrow (b)
Max Roach (drs) Dinah Washington (voc: 2)
Recorded at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles,
California on August 14, 1954


■ HELEN MERRILL w. CLIFFORD BROWN
5. Don't Explain 5.11
(Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie Holiday)
6. You'd Be so Nice to Come Home To 4.20
(Cole Porter)
7. What's New? 3.26
(Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke)
8. Falling in Love with Love 3.55
(Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart)
9. Yesterdays 6.01
(Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern)
10. (I Was) Born to Be Blue 5.15
(Mel Tormé, Bob Wells)
11. 'S Wonderful 3.15
(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Helen Merrill (voc) Clifford Brown (tp)
Danny Bank (b-cl, fl, brs) Barry Galbraith (git)
Jimmy Jones (p) Milt Hinton (b: 5, 6, 10, and
11)
Osie Johnson (drs: 5, 6, 10, and 11)
Oscar Pettiford (b, cello: 7, 8, and 10)
Bobby Donaldson (drs: 7, 8, and 10)
Quincy Jones (arranger, conductor)
Recorded in NYC on December 22-24, 1954
Total Time 78.05

CD 9
■ CLIFFORD BROWN WITH STRINGS
1. Yesterdays 2.59
(Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern)
2. Laura 3.26
(Johnny Mercer, David Raksin)
3. What's New? 3.24
(Johnny Burke, Bob Haggart)
4. Blue Moon 3.13
(Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers)
5. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man 3.43
(Oscar Hammerstein II, Kern)
6. Embraceable You 3.01
(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
7. Willow Weep for Me (Ann Ronell) 3.24
8. Memories of You 3.32
(Eubie Blake, Andy Razaf)
9. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes 3.13
(Harbach, Kern)
10. Portrait of Jenny 3.24
(Gordon Burdge, J. Russel Robinson)
11. Where or When (Hart, Rodgers) 3.27
12. Stardust 3.24
(Hoagy Carmichael, Mitchell Parish)
Clifford Brown (tp) Richie Powell (p)
Barry Galbraith (git) George Morrow (b)
Max Roach (dr) Neal Hefti (arr, cond)
unidentified string section
Recorded on January 18, 19 and 20, 1955


■ CLIFFORD BROWN / GIGI GRYCE SEXTET
13. Baby (Gigi Gryce) 5.43
14. Minority (Gigi Gryce) 5.29
15. Salute to the Band Box (Gigi Gryce) 5.38
16. Strictly Romantic (Gigi Gryce) 4.13
Clifford Brown (tp) Gigi Gryce (as)
Jimmy Gourley (git) Henri Renaud (p)
Pierre Michelot (b) Jean-Louis Viale (drs)
Recorded in Paris, France on October 8, 1953
Total Time 61.38


CD 10
■ SARAH VAUGHAN
1. Lullaby of Birdland 4.02
(George Shearing, George David Weiss)
2. April in Paris 6.23
(Vernon Duke, E.Y. "Yip" Harburg)
3. He's My Guy 4.14
(Gene de Paul, Don Raye)
4. Jim (Caesar Petrillo, Edward Ross, 5.53
Nelson Shawn)
5. You're Not the Kind 4.44
(Will Hudson, Irving Mills)
6. Embraceable You 4.51
(George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
7. I'm Glad There Is You 5.11
(Jimmy Dorsey, Paul Mertz)
8. September Song 5.47
(Maxwell Anderson, Kurt Weill)
9. It's Crazy 4.56
(Dorothy Fields, Richard Rodgers)
Sarah Vaughan (voc) Clifford Brown (tp)
Herbie Mann (fl) Paul Quinichette (ts)
Jimmy Jones (p) Joe Benjamin (b)
Roy Haynes (drs) Ernie Wilkins (arr, conductor)
Recorded in New York on December 16 and 18,
1954


■ MAX ROACH & CLIFFORD BROWN IN CONCERT
10. All God's Chillun Got Rhythm 6.19
(Walter Jurmann, Gus Kahn,
Bronisław Kaper)
11. Tenderly 5.26
(Jack Lawrence, Walter Gross)
12. Sunset Eyes (Max Roach) 6.41
13. Clifford's Axe (Clifford Brown) 7.14
Clifford Brown (tp) Teddy Edwards (ts)
Carl Perkins (p) George Bledsoe (b)
Max Roach (drs)
Recorded in 1954
Total Time 71.56

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