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.