Personalities | Clifford Brown | Fifties | Jazz & Blues
The tragic death of Clifford Brown in a road accident robbed jazz of one of its brightest young stars, but even his truncated legacy has established his standing as a major figure and profound influence. He took up the trumpet at the age of 13, drawing on the influence of bebop stars Dizzy Gillespie and Fats Navarro. The latter’s rich sonority and melodic lyricism made a particularly telling impact on the development of Brown’s own style.
He recorded with Lou Donaldson, J.J. Johnson and Art Blakey for Blue Note, and cut his own sessions for Pacific Jazz, but his best-known work was recorded in 1954–56, with the quintet he co-led with drummer Max Roach. His technical virtuosity and improvisational flair marked him out as a potential giant. He contributed several much-played compositions to the jazz repertoire, notably ‘Joy Spring’ and ‘Daahoud’.
An extensive music information resource, bringing together the talents and expertise of a wide range of editors and musicologists, including Stanley Sadie, Charles Wilson, Paul Du Noyer, Tony Byworth, Bob Allen, Howard Mandel, Cliff Douse, William Schafer, John Wilson...
Classical, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country and more. Flame Tree has been making encyclopaedias and guides about music for over 20 years. Now Flame Tree Pro brings together a huge canon of carefully curated information on genres, styles, artists and instruments. It's a perfect tool for study, and entertaining too, a great companion to our music books.
The ultimate story of a life of rock music, from the 1950s to the present day.
Fantastic new, unofficial biography covers
his life, music, art and movies, with a
sweep of incredible photographs.