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Clifford Brown
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1930-10-30
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Biography

Until his life was cut short by a car crash, when he was aged just twenty-five, Clifford Brown had established himself as the most potent trumpeter in jazz to arrive on the scene since Dizzy Gillespie. Equally influenced (and encouraged) ...

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Biography

Until his life was cut short by a car crash, when he was aged just twenty-five, Clifford Brown had established himself as the most potent trumpeter in jazz to arrive on the scene since Dizzy Gillespie. Equally influenced (and encouraged) by Fats Navarro and Gillespie, Brown possessed both a remarkable technique for high-speed playing, with every note perfectly placed and formed, and also a beautiful lyrical ballad style.

He was also a gifted composer, and many of his pieces became standards, including the uptempo Daahoud, and the reflective Joy Spring. His creative life was sandwiched between two traffic accidents - the first in 1950 which took him months to recover, and the second, fatal, one in June 1956. After being released from hospital, he began his professional career in Philadelphia.

He recorded with Chris Powell, and with arranger Tadd Dameron, but his international reputation started in 1953, when he toured to France with Lionel Hampton and made a set of recordings under his own name in Paris. Back in the United States, he recorded both with Art Blakey and under his own name for Blue Note.

Then in 1954, he formed a quintet which he co-led with drummer Max Roach, and with it he recorded his finest work. First with Harold Land on tenor, and then Sonny Rollins, Brown proved himself both a great ensemble player and a fine soloist. He and the band's pianist, Bud Powell's younger brother Richie, were killed in the same accident while on the road with the group.



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Brownie Eyes
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Brownie Eyes Brownie Eyes Brownie Eyes Brownie Eyes
Clifford Brown
Stardust
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Stardust Stardust Stardust Stardust
Lou Donaldson, Art Blakey, Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Curley Russell & Clifford Brown
Quicksilver
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Quicksilver Quicksilver Quicksilver Quicksilver
Max Roach, Clifford Brown, George Morrow & Ritchie Powell
It Might As Well Be Spring
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It Might As Well Be Spring It Might As Well Be Spring It Might As Well Be Spring It Might As Well Be Spring
Clifford Brown, Harold Land, Richie Powell, George Morrow & Max Roach
Joy Spring (feat. Harold Land, Richie Powell, George Morrow & Max Roach)
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Joy Spring (feat. Harold Land, Richie Powell, George Morrow & Max Roach) Joy Spring (feat. Harold Land, Richie Powell, George Morrow & Max Roach) Joy Spring (feat. Harold Land, Richie Powell, George Morrow & Max Roach) Joy Spring (feat. Harold Land, Richie Powell, George Morrow & Max Roach)
Carl Perkins, Clifford Brown, George Bledsoe & Max Roach
Tenderly
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Tenderly Tenderly Tenderly Tenderly
Clifford Brown, Ralph Rainger & John Lewis
Easy Living
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Easy Living Easy Living Easy Living Easy Living
Clifford Brown, t; Gigi Gryce, as, fl; Charlie Rouse, ts; John Lewis, p; Percy Heath, b; Art Blakey, d. 28 Aug 1953. & Clifford Brown
Brownie Eyes
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Brownie Eyes Brownie Eyes Brownie Eyes Brownie Eyes

Brownie Eyes

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Clifford Brown, t; Gigi Gryce, as, fl; Charlie Rouse, ts; John Lewis, p; Percy Heath, b; Art Blakey, d. 28 Aug 1953. & Clifford Brown
Clifford Brown
Yesterdays
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Yesterdays Yesterdays Yesterdays Yesterdays
Clifford Brown
Joy Spring
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Joy Spring Joy Spring Joy Spring Joy Spring
Clifford Brown
Brownie Speaks
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Brownie Speaks Brownie Speaks Brownie Speaks Brownie Speaks
Clifford Brown
I Get A Kick Out Of You
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I Get A Kick Out Of You I Get A Kick Out Of You I Get A Kick Out Of You I Get A Kick Out Of You
Sarah Vaughan & Clifford Brown
It's Crazy
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It's Crazy It's Crazy It's Crazy It's Crazy
Sarah Vaughan & Clifford Brown
Lullaby of Birdland
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Lullaby of Birdland Lullaby of Birdland Lullaby of Birdland Lullaby of Birdland
Clifford Brown
Lover Come Back to Me
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Lover Come Back to Me Lover Come Back to Me Lover Come Back to Me Lover Come Back to Me
Clifford Brown
Blue And Brown
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Blue And Brown Blue And Brown Blue And Brown Blue And Brown
Clifford Brown
I Come From Jamaica
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I Come From Jamaica I Come From Jamaica I Come From Jamaica I Come From Jamaica
Clifford Brown
Tiny Capers
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Tiny Capers Tiny Capers Tiny Capers Tiny Capers
Clifford Brown
Stompin' At The Savoy
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Stompin' At The Savoy Stompin' At The Savoy Stompin' At The Savoy Stompin' At The Savoy
Clifford Brown
I Feel a Song Coming On
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I Feel a Song Coming On I Feel a Song Coming On I Feel a Song Coming On I Feel a Song Coming On
Clifford Brown
Pent Up House
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Pent Up House Pent Up House Pent Up House Pent Up House
Clifford Brown
You're Not The Kind
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You're Not The Kind You're Not The Kind You're Not The Kind You're Not The Kind
Clifford Brown
Blues Walk
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Blues Walk Blues Walk Blues Walk Blues Walk
Clifford Brown
Daahoud
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Daahoud Daahoud Daahoud Daahoud
Clifford Brown
The Song Is You
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The Song Is You The Song Is You The Song Is You The Song Is You
Clifford Brown
Stockholm Sweetnin'
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Stockholm Sweetnin' Stockholm Sweetnin' Stockholm Sweetnin' Stockholm Sweetnin'
Clifford Brown
Bellarosa
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Bellarosa Bellarosa Bellarosa Bellarosa
Clifford Brown
What's New
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What's New What's New What's New What's New
Clifford Brown
Wail Bait (3'59")
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Wail Bait (3'59") Wail Bait (3'59") Wail Bait (3'59") Wail Bait (3'59")
Clifford Brown
I've Got You Undre My Skin
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I've Got You Undre My Skin I've Got You Undre My Skin I've Got You Undre My Skin I've Got You Undre My Skin
Clifford Brown
I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
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I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
Clifford Brown
Cherokee
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Cherokee Cherokee Cherokee Cherokee
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