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.  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.

Follow: Mosaic Records Facebook Tumblr Twitter

Delaware’s finest.

We remember Clifford.

Some framed Herman Leonard prints.

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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.

The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson Volume 1

The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson Volume 1

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 - A Night at Birdland

Art Blakey - A Night at Birdland

thesmithian:


Clifford Brown’s death in a car accident at the age of 25 was one of the great tragedies in jazz history. Already ranking with Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis as one of the top trumpeters in jazz…

Brown died on this day in 1956.
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art: photo of Clifford Brown by Herman Leonard in NYC, 1954

thesmithian:

Clifford Brown’s death in a car accident at the age of 25 was one of the great tragedies in jazz history. Already ranking with Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis as one of the top trumpeters in jazz…

Brown died on this day in 1956.

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art: photo of Clifford Brown by Herman Leonard in NYC, 1954

taketheatrain:

Ebony magazine, August 1969

taketheatrain:

Ebony magazine, August 1969

(Source: lk-shaw, via thejazzmessage)

Must Own: Clifford Brown - Memorial Album

Must Own: Clifford Brown - Memorial Album

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…..

Worth the hunt to find: The Complete Mercury Max Roach Plus Four Sessions

Worth the hunt to find: The Complete Mercury Max Roach Plus Four Sessions

Born on this day: Richie Powell

Richie Powell, like his older brother Bud Powell, was a pianist. He was part of the Max Roach and Clifford Brown quintet that included George Morrow, Harold Land, and later on, Sonny Rollins.

While Richie was a fine pianist, something he rarely gets credit for are his arranging skills. Before his untimely death in the car accident that also claimed his wife, as well as Clifford Brown, he arranged the ‘Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street' LP. He was only 24 at the time, which makes it really remarkable that someone so young could put together something so tight, cohesive, and exemplary.

The song above is titled ‘Powell’s Prances’. It really showcases the talent the entire group had. If you don’t have the Basin Street album, then go get it. It’s great stuff.

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