8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 1 May 2009
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.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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.
11 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 15 April 2006
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
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 4 July 2013
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!