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by Dan McClenaghan
Trumpeter Clifford Brown left a big legacy, in spite of living a lamentably short life--he died in a car accident in 1956, when he was just twenty-five years old. His recordings with drummer Max Roach endure as near-perfect works of art. Sets like Study in Brown (1956), Clifford Brown and Max Roach (1954), Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street ( 1956), and Brown and Roach Incorporated (1954), all on EmArcy Records, are bright, hard-blowing masterpieces of bop's early ...read more