Monday, 31 August 2009

Clifford Brown “Jazz Immortal”

Clifford Brown

Jazz Immortal
( LP Pacific Jazz Records, 1954 )
Catalog # PJ 3
Also issued on Pacific Jazz, Cat.# CDP 7243 8 32142-2

01 Daahoud
02 Finders Keepers
03 Joy Spring
04 Gone With the Wind
05 Bones for Jones
06 Blueberry Hill
07 Tiny Capers
08 Tiny Capers [Alternate Take]*
09 Gone With the Wind [Alternate Take]*

Clifford Brown, Trumpet
Stu Williamson, Trumpet, Trombone (Valve)
Zoot Sims, Sax (Tenor)
Bob Gordon, Sax (Baritone)
Russ Freeman, Piano
Shelly Manne, Drums
Joe Mondragon, Bass (#1 – 3)
Carson Smith, Bass (#4 – 9)
Jack Montrose, Arranger

Recorded at Capitol Studios,
Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, August 13, 1954

Sextet. This album includes some takes and Brown material unavailable elsewhere.
By Ron Wynn (AMG)

It was in 1954 while in Los Angeles that Clifford Brown and Max Roach finalized the personnel for their famous quartet, getting Harold Land for the tenor chair and Richie Powell for piano. Meanwhile Brownie made this date for Pacific Jazz in July and August. West Coasters Stu Williamson, Bob Gordon, Russ Freeman, Joe Mondragon, and Shelly Manne were on the date, and Zoot Sims, free-lancing in LA at the time, played tenor. Brownie is in good form. He would play more inspired trumpet with Max later on, but these sides are excellent. Some tunes (Dahoud” and “Joy Spring”) received their first airing on this date, and it’s interesting to compare them with the later EmArcy recordings. Recommended.
By Bomojaz (Amazon)

By Rob

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william the gorgeous said...



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