When you get up in the morning, you must have a song - Ray Charles

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Clifford Brown - all stars

I know I just offered up some Clifford Brown recently, but during one of those massive filing sessions I ran across this. And lest it get lost in the shuffle, I present it now....

Just two long tracks. Caravan feels like it was shot out of a blunderbuss, while Autumn takes its time developing. Each has their merits. I can't even for the life of me, imagine what it would have been like to see this stuff in a small bar!

Caravan is one of my favorite all time songs. I freaking love the way this band treats it.

Clifford Brown
all stars

1. Caravan
2. Autumn In New York

Clifford Brown - trumpet
Max Roach - drums
Herb Geller - alto sax
Joe Maini - alto sax
Walter Benton - tenor sax
Kenny Drew - piano

Emarcy EXPR-1007

in glorious mono


rm said...

Thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

Maini is very fine, and Benton , while not very well known, was in some great places at the right times.

Thanks for this gem

Guldhamstern said...

Thank yoy very much!

neil said...

Just been listening to EmArcy's 'Best Coast Jazz', so really up for this.
Many, many thanks...

Otis Foster said...

A great session, hooks. Thanks for sharing this. And you're right about Caravan.

I'm not sure this was ever a working band. Several of the personnel (Geller, Benton, Curtis Counce who played bass) were first calls for Emarcy recording dates.