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Clifford Brown: The Complete Solo Rehearsals (CD: RLR Records, 2 CDs)Clifford Brown: The Complete Solo Rehearsals (CD: RLR Records, 2 CDs)
All of Brownie’s private solo piano recordings for the first time ever on a single collection (including many unissued pieces), and all of his tapes practicing the trumpet unaccompanied at home. The great Clifford Brown used to carry a tape recorder wherever he went - which he used to tape many of his own live performances, as well as rehearsals, both playing alone and with various groups. From those private recordings comes the material on this release.

Among the many bonus tracks, we have included two previously unissued gems from Brownie’s roots: A previously unissued 1952 live performance of “I Come From Jamaica” with a long trumpet solo, Brown’s first live recording ever; a previously unissued trumpet-alto sax duet version of “Ornithology”, played with his teacher Robert Lowery in 1949 or 1950. This rare acetate constitutes Clifford Brown’s first recording ever! (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £17.99 


Clifford Brown: Joy Spring (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)
Trumpeter Clifford Brown's star burned brightly but for too short a time - his tragic death at the age of 25 robbed the jazz world of a truly great talent. However, before this he achieved a lot in a short space of time, and most importantly for us here in 2005, he recorded a substantial body of work. With his mercurial tone and fertile imagination, Clifford was able to play everything from the fastest bebop to the most touching ballad with conviction and a seldom heard virtuosity. This 4CD set includes the key recordings of his career, made with the likes of Lou Donaldson, Tadd Dameron, Philly Joe Jones, Quincy Jones and most famously the quintet he co-led with drummer Max Roach. This is one of the first Properbox sets to be issued in new slimline packaging - half the size of the original sets but with all the same great music, comprehensive liner notes and impeccable production quality. (Proper Records) 


Price:  £15.49 

Clifford Brown: Joy Spring (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)


Clifford Brown & Max Roach Quintet: The Historic California Concerts 1954 (CD: Fresh Sound)Clifford Brown & Max Roach Quintet: The Historic California Concerts 1954 (CD: Fresh Sound)
 


Price:  £12.99 


Clifford Brown & Max Roach: Best Coast Jazz (CD: Fresh Sound)
These legendary recordings took place in August 10, 1954, during four sessions at the old Capitol Studios (5515 Melrose Ave.) in Hollywood, and featured an all-star group headed by trumpeter Clifford Brown, with two outstanding and Bird-influenced alto saxophonists: Joe Maini, and Herb Geller, both compelling players, each with an extraordinary ability to swing. A stimulating contrast in colour is provided by the dark-toned, sinuously swinging tenor of Walter Benton. An appropriately incendiary rhythm section in pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Curtis Counce and the magisterial Max Roach, stokes the fires of invention behind them with sensitivity, imagination and drive.

From the opening tune, Coronado—a remarkably spirited and swinging bop blues number—throughout a mid-tempo version of You Go to My Head, and on to the rhythmic excitement of Caravan and the gentle but buoyantly lyrical Autumn in New York, these performances offer everyone splendid opportunities to have their say, and to say it well. But in a wealth of fine playing, what lifts them into another dimension is the inspired trumpet of Clifford Brown, a great jazzman at the height of his considerable powers. (Fresh Sound Records) 


Price:  £12.99 

Clifford Brown & Max Roach: Best Coast Jazz (CD: Fresh Sound)


Clifford Brown & Max Roach Quintet: Brownie Lives! (CD: Fresh Sound)Clifford Brown & Max Roach Quintet: Brownie Lives! (CD: Fresh Sound)
 


Price:  £12.99 


Clifford Brown & Max Roach Quintet: More Live At The Beehive 1955 (CD: RLR Records, 2 CDs)
Two disc set of rare and unreleased recordings by this legendary quintet. Disc One consists of a complete previously unissued performance by the Brown/Roach Quintet, recorded at the Bee Hive in Chicago in June of 1955. Disc Two features the remainder of that performance plus an extremely rare performance, previously only issued on LP as Pure Genius in 1982. 11 tracks total including inspired workouts of 'After You've Gone', 'Jordu', 'What's New', 'I'll Remember April' and more. 


Price:  £17.99 

Clifford Brown & Max Roach Quintet: More Live At The Beehive 1955 (CD: RLR Records, 2 CDs)


Clifford Brown: At The Cotton Club 1956 (CD: RLR Records, 3 CDs)Clifford Brown: At The Cotton Club 1956 (CD: RLR Records, 3 CDs)
The Cleveland Cotton Club performances contained on this package - issued here for the first time ever - were recorded on amateur equipment and include sets played by the quintet on May 28, May 29 and June 1, 1956.

• As a bonus to these amazing performances, this set is adds another previously unissued session : a radio broadcast by the same quintet coming from the Town Casino, in Buffalo, New York, recorded on February 26, 1956.

Personnel : Clifford Brown trumpet, Sonny Rollins tenor sax, Richie Powell piano, George Morrow bass, Max Roach drums - Live at the Cotton Club, Cleveland, Ohio. May 28, to June 1, 1956. Bonus tracks: same personnel : Radio broadcast from Town Casino, Buffalo, New York, February 26, 1956. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £26.99 


Clifford Brown: Memorial Album (CD: Blue Note RVG)
Clifford Brown: master of modern jazz trumpet. His sure harmonic sense, innate lyricism, and immaculately constructed solos were truly an art, and jazz infinitely the poorer for his early demise---dead at 25 in a car crash. This "memorial" is representative enough: "Brownie" on two sextet-quintet sessions from 1953, with saxes Gigi Gryce, Charlie Rouse, Lou Donaldson., and pianist John Lewis. Highlights abound---Brown's impeccably constructed solos on boppish originals ("Hymn of the Orient," "Minor Mood," "Brownie Speaks," "De-Dah"); an elegant interpretation of ballad "Easy Living"; frenetic invention on "Cherokee." In all, eloquent and fluent perfection. To Dizzy, Miles and Fats---add Brownie. Recommended. (Andrew Clark, Editor, Riffs & Choruses: A New Jazz Anthology. Continuum Publishing.)

This astonishing trumpeter was fluid, fiery and fully formed on his first two sessions in 1953. From the stunning ballad interpretation of "Easy Living" to hip modern compositions by Elmo Hope, Gigi Gryce and Quincy Jones, Brownie plays magnificently. (Blue Note) 


Price:  £8.99 

Clifford Brown: Memorial Album (CD: Blue Note RVG)


Clifford Brown: Memorial (CD: Prestige- US Import)Clifford Brown: Memorial (CD: Prestige- US Import)
In the spring of 1953 the late, lamented trumpet genius was a featured soloist in Tadd Dameron's band. These recordings set the jazz world on its ear and Brownie's fame spread beyond musicians' circles. In the fall he toured in France and Sweden with Lionel Hampton's orchestra, capturing the jazz audience on the Continent and leaving a legacy of exceptional recordings, including the ones heard here with Art Farmer and the Swedish All-Stars. (Fantasy, Inc) 


Price:  £15.49 


Clifford Brown: Brownie Speaks (CD: Proper)
 


Price:  £6.99 

Clifford Brown: Brownie Speaks (CD: Proper)


Clifford Brown: Brownie Speaks - The Complete Blue Note Recordings (CD: Blue Note, 3 CDs)Clifford Brown: Brownie Speaks - The Complete Blue Note Recordings (CD: Blue Note, 3 CDs)
Documenting when trumpeter Clifford Brown was on the rise, the new collection covers his three 10-inch albums from 1953 – recorded with J.J. Johnson (Jay Jay Johnson with Clifford Brown), Lou Donaldson (New Faces New Sounds) and his own sextet (New Star On The Horizon) – plus legendary live Birdland recordings headlined by Art Blakey, in which Brown is featured along with Donaldson and pianist Horace Silver. While this collection presents the original 10-inch album sequences for the first time since the mid-1950s, the Birdland shows are presented in their original performance sequence for the first time ever. The book-style package includes a 34-page booklet with an essay by Kirk Silsbee. (Blue Note Records) 


Price:  £25.99 


Clifford Brown: The Best of.. (CD: Blue Note- US Import)
 


Price:  £15.49 

Clifford Brown: The Best of.. (CD: Blue Note- US Import)


Clifford Brown: Jazz Immortal (CD: Pacific Jazz RVG)Clifford Brown: Jazz Immortal (CD: Pacific Jazz RVG)
 


Price:  £8.99 


Clifford Brown & Max Roach (CD: Phoenix Jazz)
The complete original classic EmArcy album with Clifford Brown (trumpet), Harold Land (tenor sax), Ritchie Powell (piano), George Morrow (bass) & Max Roach (drums). In its short period of existence (ending when Clifford Brown and Ritchie Powell died in a car accident in 1956) the Roach-Brown quintet produced some genuine jazz milestones and was renowned not only the amazing trumpet playing but also for the interaction and understanding between the members of the band. Includes five bonus tracks from the same sessions and 12 page booklet. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £11.99 

Clifford Brown & Max Roach (CD: Phoenix Jazz)


Clifford Brown & Max Roach: At Basin Street (CD: EmArcy)Clifford Brown & Max Roach: At Basin Street (CD: EmArcy)
 


Price:  £9.99 


Clifford Brown: Brown & Roach Incorporated (CD: EmArcy- US Import)
 


Price:  £14.99 

Clifford Brown: Brown & Roach Incorporated (CD: EmArcy- US Import)


Clifford Brown: Study In Brown (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)Clifford Brown: Study In Brown (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)

Limited edition, high definition 180g vinyl LP.  


Price:  £18.99 


Clifford Brown: With Strings (CD: EmArcy)
Clifford Brown's most popular album simply because it's one of the most beautiful jazz-with-strings recordings ever made. This gorgeous, landmark record- digitally mastered from the original session tapes- has never sounded so good. (Verve Records)

A BEBOP SHOP MILESTONE- An essential recording for your jazz CD shelf 


Price:  £9.99 

Clifford Brown: With Strings (CD: EmArcy)


Clifford Brown & Max Roach Quintet with Harold Land: Complete Studio Recordings (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)Clifford Brown & Max Roach Quintet with Harold Land: Complete Studio Recordings (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)
The complete master takes by the Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet featuring Harold Land on tenor sax. Includes all the music from the original albums “Clifford Brown & Max Roach”, “Brown & Roach Inc.” and “Study in Brown”, plus many alternate takes originally issued on the LP “More Study in Brown” and in later compilations. Recorded in Los Angeles, August 2-6, 1954 & New York, February 23-25, 1955, with Clifford Brown trumpet, Max Roach drums, Harold Land tenor sax, Richie Powell piano and George Morrow bass. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £17.99 


Clifford Brown: The Complete Quebec Jam Session (CD: RLR Records)
This release contains the complete 1955 Quebec jam session, recorded by Brownie himself during a trip to Canada. All tracks previously unissued. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £11.99 

Clifford Brown: The Complete Quebec Jam Session (CD: RLR Records)


Clifford Brown, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach Quintet: Complete Studio Recordings (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)Clifford Brown, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach Quintet: Complete Studio Recordings (CD: Essential Jazz Classics)
This single, mid-price CD on the new Essential Jazz Classics series includes the complete albums “Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street” & “Sonny Rollins Plus Four”. At the very end of 1955, Sonny Rollins replaced Harold Land in the outstanding Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet. Rollins’ style proved a perfect fit for the group’s extraordinary equilibrium between fast (and we mean really fast!) tunes and delicate, romantic, ballads, all combined with careful arrangements (mostly written by pianist Richie Powell).

However, this fantastic formation was destined to end in tragedy, for in the early morning hours of June 26, 1956, Clifford Brown died in a car accident (at the age of 25) along with pianist Richie Powell. In the short time between Rollins’ arrival and Brownie’s death, the group had the chance to enter the recording studios on three occasions. The results of those three sessions –the quintet’s only official legacy- originally appeared on these two studio albums (the Basin Street album was not recorded live at that club). The line-up is : Clifford Brown (tp), Sonny Rollins (ts), Richie Powell (p), George Morrow (b) and Max Roach (d). (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £11.99 


Clifford Brown & Max Roach: At Basin Street (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)
The last official album by the Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet is the only one that featured Sonny Rollins on tenor and it’s a hard bop classic. Recorded in 1956, the title comes from the New York club where the group had been playing, but there were no live tracks on the record itself.

Coupled with a session by the same lineup recorded shortly afterwards and issued under Rollins’ name as “Sonny Rollins Plus Four”. Double CD includes bonus tracks plus 20 page booklet. (Discovery Records) 


Price:  £17.99 

Clifford Brown & Max Roach: At Basin Street (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)


Clifford Brown & Max Roach Quintet: The Last Concert (CD: RLR Records, 2 CDs)Clifford Brown & Max Roach Quintet: The Last Concert (CD: RLR Records, 2 CDs)
 


Price:  £17.99 

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