Just 2 more cents. This live version of "A Night in Tunisia" is beyond unreal. It was recorded in the back room of a record store not long before Brownie was picked to play in the horn section in the sky alongside Angel Gabriel.
Like many jazz trumpet fans, I can't pick a favorite version of "...Tunisia". There are many beautiful ones, all different, like fine wines.
That said, what Clifford played this night was pure magic.
To hear the crowd snapping, clapping, crowing, urging Brownie on, "Go, GO!", glasses clinking...my word, you feel like you are THERE. I have been listening to this recording on VINYL on tape on Cd since 1974 when a sax player named Onion from a funk band called LTD played it for me, and I had to run out and get my own Lp! ...It never gets old.
Clifford was a great, great genius. What a loss for the world. Thanks, Sweet Clifford, for all you left behind. We love you, and will treasure your music forever.