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Clifford Brown

Author Tom Perchard joins Alyn Shipton to pick the recorded highlights of trumpeter Clifford Brown, who died in 1956. Including tracks from the Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet.

Clifford Brown died in a car crash at 25, robbing the jazz world of one of its most talented and original trumpeters. To mark the 80th anniversary of Brown's birth, author Tom Perchard joins Alyn Shipton to pick the highlights of his recordings. The programme centres on the Clifford Brown / Max Roach Quintet, but also includes a wide variety of other material including discs with Sarah Vaughan and with a string orchestra.

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Sat 30 Oct 2010 16:00

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  • Chris Powell and his Blue Flames

    Ida Red

    Composer: Powell Performers: Clifford Brown, tp; Vance Wilson, ts; Duke Wells, p; Eddie Lambert, g; James Johnson, b; Osie Johnson, d; Johnny Echo, voc; Chris Powell, voc, perc. Chicago, 21 Mar 1952.

    • The Beginning And The End.
    • Columbia.
    • KC 32284.
  • Lou Donaldson/Clifford Brown Quintet

    Brownie Speaks

    Composer: Brown Performers: Clifford Brown, tp; Lou Donaldson, as; Elmo Hope, p; Percy Heath, b; Philly Joe Jones, d. WOR Studios, New York, 9 June 1953.

    • Memorial Album.
    • Blue Note.
    • 32141.
  • The Art Blakey Quintet

    Confirmation

    Composer: Parker Performers: Clifford Brown, tp; Lou Donaldson, as; Horace Silver, p; Curly Russell, b; Art Blakey, d. Birdland, New York, 21 Feb 1954.

    • A Night at Birdland, Volume 2.
    • Blue Note.
    • BLP 1522.
  • The Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet

    Joy Spring

    Composer: Brown Performers: Clifford Brown, tp; Harold Land, ts; Richie Powell, p; George Morrow, b; Max Roach, d. Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, 6 Aug 1954.

    • Clifford Brown & Max Roach.
    • Emarcy/Verve.
    • MG 36036.
  • The Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet

    Cherokee

    Composer: Noble Performers: Clifford Brown, tp; Harold Land, ts; Richie Powell, p; George Morrow, b; Max Roach, d. Capitol Studios, New York, 25 Feb 1955.

    • Study In Brown.
    • Emarcy/Verve.
    • MG 36037.
  • Clifford Brown And His Ensemble

    Blueberry Hill

    Composer: Lewis/Stock/Rose Performers: Clifford Brown, tp; Stu Williamson, vtb; Zoot Sims, ts; Bob Gordon, bs; Russ Freeman, p; Carson Smith, b; Shelly Manne, d; Jack Montrose, arr. Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, 13 Aug 1954.

    • Jazz Immortal featuring Zoot Sims.
    • Pacific Jazz.
    • CDP 7243 8 32142-2.
  • The Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet

    What's New

    Composer: Haggart Performers: Clifford Brown, tp; Richie Powell, p; George Morrow, b; Willie Jones, d. Basin Street Club, New York, 6 May 1956.

    • Complete Live At The Beehive.
    • Lonehill.
    • LHJ10128 CD 2.
  • Sarah Vaughan & Clifford Brown - September Song

    Composer: Weill/Anderson Performers: Sarah Vaughan, voc; Clifford Brown, tp; Paul Quinichette, ts; Herbie Mann, fl; Jimmy Jones, p; Joe Benjamin, b; Roy Haynes, d; Ernie Wilkins, arr, cond. New York, 16 Dec 1954.

  • Clifford Brown

    Stardust

    Composer: Carmichael Performers: Clifford Brown, tp; Richie Powell, p; Barry Galbraith, g; George Morrow, b; Max Roach, d; with orchestra conducted and arranged by Neal Hefti. Fine Sound Studios, New York, 20 Jan 1955.

    • Clifford Brown With Strings.
    • Emarcy.
    • UCCU-9525.
  • Sonny Rollins

    Pent-Up House

    Composer: Rollins Performers: Clifford Brown, tp; Sonny Rollins, ts; Richie Powell, p; George Morrow, b; Max Roach, d. New York, 22 Mar 1956.

    • Sonny Rollins Plus 4.
    • Original Jazz Classics.
    • OJCCD 243-2.

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