Blues Walk – Clifford Brown
A bouncy, jaunty blues head. Clifford Brown's trumpet solo from both the master and alternate takes are available in B-flat and C editions.
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- Recording: Clifford Brown and Max Roach - Clifford Brown And Max Roach
- Recorded on: August 6, 1954
- Label: EmArcy (MG 36036)
- Concert Key: B-flat
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Swing (uptempo)
- Trumpet - Clifford Brown
- Tenor Sax - Harold Land
- Piano - Richie Powell
- Bass - George Morrow
- Drums - Max Roach
Transcribed Trumpet Solo: Our audio excerpt lets you compare the start of both takes. First you hear Clifford's break from the master take trumpet and then his break from the first take they recorded that day, which is now the alternate take. Although the rhythmic content of the the two breaks is essentially the same, the notes certainly are different. It's great that we have two solos to compare.
October 30, 1930 – June 27, 1956
Clifford Brown was a legendary and influential trumpet player who had everything going for him: an incredible sound, dazzling technique and ideas, and a great compositional gift. Brown was in the limelight for just five years (he died in a car accident at age 25) yet his mark on jazz is indelible. Early performances at jam sessions with Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Fats Navarro (his major influences) led to work with R&B bandleader Chris Powell, which included his first commercial recording (March 21, 1952). His second commercial recording was with Lou Donaldson for Blue Note Records (June 9, 1953), a session that also included Philly Joe Jones and Elmo Hope (Carvin' The Rock, De-Dah and Bellarosa). On this session, Clifford also got to record one of his own compositions (Brownie Speaks), which became his first recorded composition. Read more...