Clifford Brown & Max Roach

Clifford Brown & Max Roach


Clifford Brown (trumpet), Max Roach (drums), Harold Land, Sonny Rollins (tenor sax), Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass)

recorded in 1954-56

Mosaic MRLP 3004

Mosaic Records : 4 LPs 180 gram, box with leaflet

Limited Edition : 2,500 printings

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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LP1 -  Brown And Roach, Incorporated (1954) :
1 - Sweet Clifford
2 - (I Don’t Stand A) Ghost Of A Chance With You
3 - Stompin’ At The Savoy
4 - I’ll String Along With You
5 - Mildama
6 - Darn That Dream
8 - I Get a Kick out of You

LP2 - Clifford Brown And Max Roach (1954 - 1955) :
1 - Delilah
2 - Parisian Thoroughfare
3 - The Blues Walk
4 - Daahoud
5 - Joy Spring
6 - Jordu
7 - What Am I Here For?

LP3 - Study In Brown (1955) :
1 - Cherokee
2 - Jacqui
3 - Swingin’
4 - Land’s End
5 - George’s Dilemma
6 - Sandu
7 - Gerkin For Perkin
8 - If I Love Again
9 - Take The A Train

LP4 - Clifford Brown And Max Roach At Basin Street (1956) :
1 - What Is This Thing Called Love? 
2 - Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
3 - I’ll Remember April
4 - Powell’s Prances
5 - Time
6 - The Scene Is Clean
7 - Gertrude’s Bounce

LP1 - Brown And Roach, Incorporated : recorded August 2, 3, 5 & 6, 1954 at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles (original LP10”) and February 23–25, 1955 (LP12”) at Capitol Studios, New York City.
LP2 - Clifford Brown And Max Roach : recorded August 2–3 & 6, 1954 at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles. (original LP10”) and February 23–25, 1955 (LP12”) at Capitol Studios, New York City.
LP3 - Study In Brown : February 23-25, 1955 at Capitol Studios, New York City.
LP4 - Clifford Brown And Max Roach At Basin Street : January 4 and February 16-17, 1956 in New York City.

In 1954, months before the Jazz Messengers, spearheaded by Art Blakey and Horace.Silver, formed serendipitously at a Blue Note recordings session, Max Roach was forming his own quintet with Clifford Brown in Los Angeles. It would become the first defining group in the music that would soon be known as hard bop. There was some trial and error in landing on the perfect combination of players. But by August, the group's line-up with Harold Land, Richie Powell and George Morrow and a major label deal with Emarcy Records were secured. Four marathon sessions that month yielded Brown And Roach Incorporated and most of the second album Clifford Brown And Max Roach. What was immediately striking was the fresh sound of the quintet. The remarkable empathy within the group, the careful selection of material and the exciting arrangements by Powell all contributed mightily to that sound. Brown had come into his own as composer as "Sweet Clifford," "Joy Spring" and "Daahoud" demonstrate. It didn't hurt that Roach and Brown were complete originals and among the greatest performers on their instruments.

This Mosaic Records LP was remastered by Kevin Gray at AcousTec, using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas.