Clifford Brown And Max Roach
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Clifford Brown And Max Roach

13 Mar 2000

7.99 (VAT included if applicable)
Song Title
Delilah (Album Version)
Parisian Thoroughfare (Album Version)
Daahoud (Album Version)
Joy Spring (Album Version)
The Blues Walk (Album Version)
What Am I Here For? (Album Version)
These Foolish Things
The Blues Walk
Joy Spring

Product details

  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • Copyright: (C) 2000 PolyGram Records Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:05:42
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  • ASIN: B001KRYSX2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,801 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The forgotten pinnacle of bebop 1 May 2009
By Brunel
Format:Audio CD
Clifford Brown; arguably one of the most forgotten, underated Jazz musicians of all time, probably tragically due to his short life and even shorter recording history - as can be seen by the number of reviews for this outstanding record. Max Roach; one of the greatest drummers of all time, and not just in jazz

This album is probably Clifford's best and should be in everyone's collection; one of the finest jazz records I have come across. Roach's drumming is awesome, Clifford's horn on fire, so articulate. If you like bebop, this is almost the definition of it. It's an involving, can't switch off album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A solid date by two jazz legends 5 Jun 2011
By Sebastian Palmer TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Max Roach died aged 83, having lived through everything from swing to bebop, hard bop and modal jazz, taking in everything from cosmic groove, percussion only recordings, to orchestral and nostalgic jazz, and is considered a lynchpin in the change in jazz drumming styles, from the four-to-the-floor kick drum of swing, into the fluid ride-dominated styles of bop and beyond.

In stark contrast, Clifford Brown died aged only 25, and his legacy, whilst inspiring much passion and devotion, is, in all fairness and truth, much more limited, both in terms of his instrument, and even more so in broader terms. Whereas Roach had time to live out a life filled with all kinds of activities radiating out from his musical life, including active roles in politics and education, and, of course, his hugely prolific career both as a side-man and band-leader, in forming the evolution of jazz itself.

This is a classic date from a band that many consider one of the best of its time in jazz. Personally, as much as I like it, and I do like it a lot, there's a lot of other stuff I like even more, hence this only gets four stars, whilst Horace Silver's Song for My Father, or Grant Green's Idle Moments get the unreserved five stars. If all the material was up to the standard of the classic jazz standard 'Joy Spring', one of Brown's gifts to the jazz canon, it'd certainly merit the full five, and there are also versions of 'The Blues Walk', 'Daahoud', and 'Jordu', all of which are excellent compositions, and played well here, but not quite in the same league as 'Joy Spring'.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Jazzrook TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Trumpeter Clifford Brown(1930-1956) and drummer Max Roach(1924-2007) co-led this marvellous quintet in the mid-'50s with Harold Land(tenor sax); Richie Powell(piano) & George Morrow(bass).
The eleven enjoyable tracks(with three alternative takes) were recorded in Hollywood on August 2, 3 & 6, 1954 and New York City on February 24, 1955 and highlights include Bud Powell's 'Parisian Thoroughfare' and Clifford Brown's 'Daahoud' & 'Joy Spring'.
This excellent album contains over an hour of some of the finest small group modern jazz ever recorded and is a perfect introduction to the Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars love it 15 April 2006
By Angus
Format:Audio CD
this is my favourite of all Clifford Brown's albums - as always his sound has soul, style, grace, and depth, and so do the compositions

love every track on here... great way to spend a morning with a coffee this and some of mother nature's finest
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Album 4 July 2013
By Jw
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Some really great compositions and plenty of fab solos, particularly from Brownie. The band has a great tone and really nice grooves.
The album is quite a quiet mix, but of good quality, and although the blue starry cover is a bit ugly, it's the music that matters!
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