A brilliant career, tragically cut short.

Clifford Brown – Max Roach – Live At Basin Street – 1956 – Past Daily Downbeat

A brilliant career, tragically cut short.

A brilliant career, tragically cut short.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Clifford Brown/Max Roach and Erroll Garner Trio – Live At Basin Street – CBS Radio – May 6, 1956 -Gordon Skene Sound Collection

A repost from a few years ago. A significant and historic club date by a Jazz legend, gone way too soon before his time.

Recognized early-on for his considerable talent, 26 year-old Clifford Brown was well on his way to becoming one of leading lights in Jazz when his career was cut short by a tragic car accident in June of 1956. He left behind precious little in the way of studio recordings, but enough to be a heavy influence to many  up-and-coming Jazz Trumpeters over the years.

This rare and possibly last recording, made at The Basin Street in New York on May 6, 1956, features Brown along with Max Roach, sharing the stage with The Erroll Garner Trio.

It gives some clue as to what the Jazz world missed.

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2 Responses

  1. jozari says:

    According to discographies this is otherwise the standard Brown-Roach Quintet, but for some reason the drummer is not Max Roach but Willie Jones. Others members are Brown, Rollins, Powell & Morrow. The pieces are Sweet Clifford, What’s New & Daahoud.

    • gordonskene says:

      Thanks for the update on that. As you can hear, it wasn’t indicated from the announcer on the original broadcast, so any clarification is always appreciated.