Clifford Brown

Clifford Brown

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Clifford Brown
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American jazz trumpet player.
Born October 30, 1930, Wilmington, Delaware, USA; died June 26, 1956, Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA in a car crash.

He was encouraged by both Dizzy Gillespie and Fats Navarro, that latter of which was Brown's main influence. He performed with R&B bandleader Chris Powell (3), Tadd Dameron, Lionel Hampton, and Art Blakey before forming his own group with Max Roach, the Clifford Brown and Max Roach Quintet.

In June 1956, Brown and Richie Powell were being driven from Philadelphia to Chicago by Powell's wife Nancy for the band's next appearance. While driving on a rainy night on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, west of Bedford, she lost control of the car and it went off the road. All three were killed in the resulting crash. Brown is buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, in Wilmington, Delaware.

He won the Down Beat critics' poll for the ‘New Star of the Year’ in 1954; he was inducted into the Down Beat ‘Jazz Hall of Fame’ in 1972 in the critics' poll.
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Clifford Brown Discography

Albums

Clifford Brown New Star On The Horizon (Album) Blue Note US 1953 Sell This Version
Lou Donaldson - Clifford Brown Lou Donaldson - Clifford Brown - New Faces – New Sounds (Album) Blue Note US 1953 Sell This Version
Gigi Gryce And His Big Band Featuring Clifford Brown Gigi Gryce And His Big Band Featuring Clifford Brown - "Jazz Time Paris" Vol. 10 Vogue Productions US 1954 Sell This Version
BLP 5050 Gigi Gryce Little Band Featuring Clifford Brown Gigi Gryce Little Band Featuring Clifford Brown - Jazztime Paris Vol. 2(10", Mono) Blue Note BLP 5050 US 1954 Sell This Version
Clifford Brown With Strings (Album) EmArcy US 1955 Sell This Version
Max Roach, Herb Geller, Walter Benton, Joe Maini, Clifford Brown Max Roach, Herb Geller, Walter Benton, Joe Maini, Clifford Brown - Best Coast Jazz (Album) Mercury, EmArcy Japan 1955 Sell This Version
Clifford Brown Memorial Album (Comp, Album) Blue Note US 1956 Sell This Version
Clifford Brown featuring Zoot Sims Clifford Brown featuring Zoot Sims - Jazz Immortal (Album) Pacific Jazz Records US 1960 Sell This Version
134.598 MCY Clifford Brown Caravan(LP, Album) Mercury 134.598 MCY France 1962 Sell This Version
Sonny Rollins, Clifford Brown And Max Roach Sonny Rollins, Clifford Brown And Max Roach - 3 Giants! (Album) Prestige, Prestige US 1964 Sell This Version
Clifford Brown The Beginning And The End (Album, Comp) Columbia, Columbia US 1973 Sell This Version
Clifford Brown Trumpet Masters (Comp) Jazz Vogue UK 1974 Sell This Version
CBS S 65749 Clifford Brown The Beginning And The End(LP, Album) CBS Sugar CBS S 65749 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
Charlie Parker / Clifford Brown / Phil Woods Charlie Parker / Clifford Brown / Phil Woods - International Jam Sessions (Comp) Xanadu Records US 1976 Sell This Version
FDX-7058 Clifford Brown Reflection(LP, Album) Mercury Records Ltd. FDX-7058 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
GdJ 75 Clifford Brown I Grandi Del Jazz(LP, Comp) Fabbri Editori GdJ 75 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
Clifford Brown More Study In Brown (Album) EmArcy Japan 1983 Sell This Version
Clifford Brown Alternate Takes (Album) Blue Note US 1984 Sell This Version
Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown - Sarah Vaughan With Clifford Brown (Album) Mercury, EmArcy, Mercury, EmArcy Europe 1990 Sell This Version
214 W 13 Chet Baker, Clifford Brown Chet Baker, Clifford Brown - 2 Trumpet Geniuses of the Fifties(LP) Philology 214 W 13 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
WW 2032 Clifford Brown, Neal Hefti's Orchestra Clifford Brown, Neal Hefti's Orchestra - Blue Moon(CD, Album) West Wind WW 2032 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
RLR 88616 Clifford Brown + Eric Dolphy Clifford Brown + Eric Dolphy - Together: Recorded Live At Dolphy's Home, Los Angeles 1954(CD) RLR Records RLR 88616 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
Clifford Brown At The Cotton Club 1956 (Album) Lone Hill Jazz Europe 2007 Sell This Version
RLR 88651 Clifford Brown The Lost Rehearsals 1953-1956(CD, Album) RLR Records RLR 88651 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
Helen Merrill Featuring Clifford Brown Helen Merrill Featuring Clifford Brown - Helen Merrill Featuring Clifford Brown (Album) WaxTime Europe 2011 Sell This Version

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Groovesagogo69

Groovesagogo69

March 4, 2017
I can't avoid the fact to be absolutely fascinated by his warm,powerful,sensuous,virile sound & perfect technique.He had it all to be the best one,& in fact he is ( one of the most influential figures in Jazz ever).If you are a Lee Morgan,Donald Byrd,F Hubbard,Blue Mitchell (...) fan and can't explain why,so you also admire (strongly as I do) this man,but perhaps still ignore this fact.Personal fave: C Brown & Max Roach 1954 (btw my 1st purchased Jazz record a long time ago & still Amazing !)

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