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Discovered: Clifford Brown Radio Interview

This is an extraordinary discovery. A full six-minute Clifford Brown audio interview made by Willis Conover for Voice Of America. This is the first time I’ve ever heard his voice and it is as gentle and confident as I always imagined his personality would be. A fascinating and revealing find!

-Michael Cuscuna

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The interviewer asked him if he was familiar with Fats Navarro…lol

There would be no Brownie without Fats.

jowcol:

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Clifford Brown: One Night at Birdland
Today is the birthday of Clifford Brown, born October 30, 1930. He would have been 83 years old today. Clifford Brown’s first recording sessions in the summer of 1953 with Tadd Dameron (Prestige) and Lou Donaldson, J.J. Johnson and his own date (all for Blue Note) announced an amazing new talent. I think the bulk of the jazz public first became aware of him through the three volcanic 10” LPs (later 2 12” LPs) entitled A Night At Birdland with The Art Blakey Quintet. This recording session was the launch of so many careers, as well as The Jazz Messengers and the Blue Note sound. Not a bad night’s work.
-Michael Cuscuna
-Photo of Clifford Brown and Lou Donaldson at Birdland, February 21, 1954, by Francis Wolff. The complete music from One Night at Birdland was issued as part of the Mosaic Records box set The Complete Blue Note and Pacific Jazz Recordings of Clifford Brown, now out of print.  Follow: Mosaic Records Facebook Tumblr Twitter

Delaware’s finest.

We remember Clifford.

jowcol:

mosaicrecords:

Clifford Brown: One Night at Birdland

Today is the birthday of Clifford Brown, born October 30, 1930. He would have been 83 years old today.

Clifford Brown’s first recording sessions in the summer of 1953 with Tadd Dameron (Prestige) and Lou Donaldson, J.J. Johnson and his own date (all for Blue Note) announced an amazing new talent. I think the bulk of the jazz public first became aware of him through the three volcanic 10” LPs (later 2 12” LPs) entitled A Night At Birdland with The Art Blakey Quintet. This recording session was the launch of so many careers, as well as The Jazz Messengers and the Blue Note sound. Not a bad night’s work.

-Michael Cuscuna

-Photo of Clifford Brown and Lou Donaldson at Birdland, February 21, 1954, by Francis Wolff.

The complete music from One Night at Birdland was issued as part of the Mosaic Records box set The Complete Blue Note and Pacific Jazz Recordings of Clifford Brown, now out of print.

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Delaware’s finest.

We remember Clifford.

Sarah Vaughan on Emarcy records. Highlights are Clifford Brown on trumpet, Roy Haynes on drums and Paul Quinichette on tenor sax.

Sarah Vaughan on Emarcy records. Highlights are Clifford Brown on trumpet, Roy Haynes on drums and Paul Quinichette on tenor sax.

J.J. Johnson and Clifford Brown
Photo by Francis Wolff

J.J. Johnson and Clifford Brown

Photo by Francis Wolff

In my inbox: Details about the new 4LP Clifford Brown and Max Roach boxset from Mosaic Records.
More info here.

In my inbox: Details about the new 4LP Clifford Brown and Max Roach boxset from Mosaic Records.

More info here.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - I Remember Clifford (Live)

Benny Golson wrote this song in memory, and honor of Clifford Brown. On this rendition, Lee Morgan’s tone is beautiful.

Born on this day - Clifford Brown
That’s Gigi Gryce to his right, and Curly Russell behind him.
Photo taken by Francis Wolff

Born on this day - Clifford Brown

That’s Gigi Gryce to his right, and Curly Russell behind him.

Photo taken by Francis Wolff

mybutbeautiful:

By some strange co-incidence I have had Clifford Brown on the brain the last couple of days. Turns out tomorrow, October 30th, is his birthday.
So excuse me if I start my Brownie celebration a day early…..

mybutbeautiful:

By some strange co-incidence I have had Clifford Brown on the brain the last couple of days. Turns out tomorrow, October 30th, is his birthday.

So excuse me if I start my Brownie celebration a day early…..