Clifford Brown

Trumpet. Born 30 October 1930. Died 26 June 1956
Clifford Brown
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1930-10-30
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Clifford Brown

Clifford Brown Biography (BBC)

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.

Clifford Brown Biography (Wikipedia)

Clifford Benjamin Brown (October 30, 1930 – June 26, 1956) was an American jazz trumpeter. He died at the age of 25 in a car accident, leaving behind four years' worth of recordings. He was also a composer of note: three of his compositions, "Sandu," "Joy Spring" and "Daahoud", have become jazz standards.

Brown won the Down Beat critics' poll for New Star of the Year in 1954; he was inducted into the Down Beat "Jazz Hall of Fame" in 1972 in the critics' poll. He influenced later jazz trumpeters such as Booker Little, Freddie Hubbard, and Lee Morgan.

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Carvin' The Rock
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Carvin' The Rock
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Joy Spring
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Joy Spring
Sarah Vaughan
Lullaby of Birdland
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Lullaby of Birdland
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Sandu
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Sandu
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Lands End
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Lands End
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Wail Bait
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Wail Bait
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Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
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Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
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Sandu
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Sandu
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Daahoud
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Daahoud
Sarah Vaughan
Body & Soul
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Body & Soul
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Powell's Prances
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Powell's Prances
Vernon Duke
April in Paris
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April in Paris
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Easy Living
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Easy Living
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The Song Is You
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The Song Is You
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Step Lightly
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Step Lightly
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Minority
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Minority
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A Night In Tunisia
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A Night In Tunisia
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Jacqui
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Jacqui
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I'll Remember April
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I'll Remember April
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Hymn Of The Orient
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Hymn Of The Orient
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Junior's Arrival
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Junior's Arrival
The Clifford Brown–Max Roach Quintet
Love is a Many Splendored Thing
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Love is a Many Splendored Thing
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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
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Stardust
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Stardust
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Tiny Capers
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Tiny Capers
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Cherokee
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Cherokee
Sarah Vaughan
Lover Man
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Lover Man
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Flossie Lou
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Flossie Lou
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I Can Dream Can't I
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I Can Dream Can't I
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Brownie Eyes
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Brownie Eyes
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Gertrude's Bounce
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Gertrude's Bounce
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Daahoud
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Daahoud
Lou Donaldson
Quicksilver
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Quicksilver

Quicksilver

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Lou Donaldson
Art Blakey
Horace Silver
Curley Russell
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Art Blakey
Max Roach
It Might As Well Be Spring
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It Might As Well Be Spring
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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)
Carl Perkins, Clifford Brown, George Bledsoe & Max Roach
Tenderly
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Tenderly

Tenderly

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Carl Perkins, Clifford Brown, George Bledsoe & Max Roach
Clifford Brown
Easy Living
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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

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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
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