Brownie: The Complete EmArcy Recordings of Clifford Brown

Brownie: The Complete EmArcy Recordings of Clifford Brown

by Clifford Brown



Although undoubtedly an expensive acquisition, this ten-CD set is perfectly done and contains dozens of gems. The remarkable but short-lived trumpeter Clifford Brown has the second half of his career fully documented (other than his final performance) and he is showcased in a wide variety of settings. The bulk of the numbers are of Brownie's quintet with co-leader and drummer Max Roach, either Harold Land or Sonny Rollins on tenor, pianist Richie Powell, and bassist George Morrow (including some previously unheard alternate takes), but there is also much more. Brown stars at several jam sessions (including a meeting with fellow trumpeters Clark Terry and Maynard Ferguson), accompanies such singers as Dinah Washington, Helen Merrill, and Sarah Vaughan, and is backed by strings on one date. Everything is here, including classic versions of "Parisian Thoroughfare," "Joy Spring," "Daahoud," "Coronado," a ridiculously fast "Move," "Portrait of Jenny," "Cherokee," "Sandu," "I'll Remember April," and "What Is This Thing Called Love?" Get this set while it stays in print.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/1989
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0042283830622
catalogNumber: 838306


Disc 1

  1. Delilah
  2. Darn That Dream
  3. Parisian Thoroughfare
  4. Jordu
  5. Sweet Clifford
  6. Sweet Clifford (Clifford's Fantasy)
  7. I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You
  8. I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You
  9. Stompin' at the Savoy
  10. I Get a Kick Out of You
  11. I Get a Kick Out of You
  12. I'll String Along With You

Disc 2

  1. Joy Spring
  2. Joy Spring
  3. Mildama
  4. Mildama
  5. Mildama
  6. Mildama
  7. Mildama
  8. Mildama
  9. Mildama
  10. These Foolish Things
  11. Daahoud
  12. Daahoud

Disc 3

  1. Coronado
  2. Coronado
  3. Coronado

Disc 4

  1. You Go to My Head
  2. Caravan
  3. Caravan
  4. Autumn in New York

Disc 5

  1. Introduction by Bob Shad
  2. What Is This Thing Called Love?
  3. I've Got You Under My Skin
  4. No More
  5. Move
  6. Darn That Dream

Disc 6

  1. You Go to My Head
  2. My Funny Valentine/Don't Worry 'Bout Me/Bess, You Is My Woman ...
  3. Lover, Come Back to Me
  4. Alone Together/Summertime/Come Rain or Come Shine
  5. Crazy He Calls Me
  6. There Is No Greater Love
  7. I'll Remember April

Disc 7

  1. September Song
  2. Lullaby of Birdland
  3. Lullaby of Birdland
  4. I'm Glad There Is You
  5. You're Not the Kind
  6. Jim
  7. He's My Guy
  8. April in Paris
  9. It's Crazy
  10. Embraceable You

Disc 8

  1. Don't Explain
  2. Born to Be Blue
  3. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
  4. 'S Wonderful
  5. Yesterdays
  6. Falling in Love With Love
  7. What's New?
  8. Portrait of Jenny
  9. What's New?
  10. Yesterdays
  11. Where or When
  12. Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
  13. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
  14. Laura
  15. Memories of You
  16. Embraceable You
  17. Blue Moon
  18. Willow Weep for Me
  19. Stardust

Disc 9

  1. Gerkin for Perkin
  2. Take the "A" Train
  3. Land's End
  4. Land's End
  5. Swingin'
  6. George's Dilemma
  7. If I Love Again
  8. The Blues Walk
  9. The Blues Walk
  10. What Am I Here For?
  11. Cherokee
  12. Jacqui
  13. Sandu
  14. Gertrude's Bounce
  15. Step Lightly (Junior's Arrival)
  16. Powell's Prances

Disc 10

  1. I'll Remember April
  2. I'll Remember April
  3. I'll Remember April
  4. Time
  5. The Scene Is Clean
  6. Flossie Lou
  7. Flossie Lou
  8. Flossie Lou
  9. Flossie Lou
  10. What Is This Thing Called Love?
  11. What Is This Thing Called Love?
  12. Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
  13. Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
  14. Love Is a Many Splendored Thing

Disc 11

  1. Flossie Lou

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Clifford Brown   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Curtis Counce   Bass
Kenny Drew   Piano
Maynard Ferguson   Trumpet
Herb Geller   Alto Saxophone
Quincy Jones   Conductor
Harold Land   Tenor Saxophone
Herbie Mann   Flute
Helen Merrill   Vocals
Oscar Pettiford   Bass,Cello
Max Roach   Drums
Sonny Rollins   Tenor Saxophone
Dinah Washington   Vocals
Walter Benton   Tenor Saxophone
Bobby Donaldson   Drums
Neal Hefti   Conductor
Danny Bank   Flute,Baritone Saxophone
Joe Benjamin   Bass
Keter Betts   Bass
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Ernie Wilkins   Conductor
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Roy Haynes   Drums
Milt Hinton   Bass
Osie Johnson   Drums
Jimmy Jones   Piano
Joe Maini   Alto Saxophone
Junior Mance   Piano
George Morrow   Bass
Paul Quinichette   Tenor Saxophone
Sarah Vaughan   Vocals
Richie Powell   Piano

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Sigmund Romberg   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Bing Crosby   Composer
Frankie Laine   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Eubie Blake   Composer
Clifford Brown   Composer
Johnny Coles   Composer
Tadd Dameron   Arranger,Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Quincy Jones   Arranger,Liner Notes
Duke Jordan   Composer
Harold Land   Composer
Bud Powell   Composer
Max Roach   Composer
George Shearing   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Bob Haggart   Composer
Neal Hefti   Arranger
Irving Mills   Composer
Ray Noble   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Composer
Chick Webb   Composer
Tutti Camarata   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Denzil Best   Composer
Billie Holiday   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Dacosta   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Jimmy Dorsey   Composer
Dubin   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ernie Wilkins   Arranger
Sammy Fain   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Benny Golson   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Arthur Herzog   Composer
Isham Jones   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Paul Mertz   Composer
Dan Morgenstern   Liner Notes
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
David Raksin   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Bob Russell   Composer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Bob Shad   Producer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Marty Symes   Composer
Juan Tizol   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Jack Murray   Composer
Chuck Stewart   Cover Photo
Irving Burgie   Composer
Richie Powell   Composer
Ann Ronell   Composer
Maxwell Anderson   Composer
Harry Link   Composer
Jack Strachey   Composer
Patricia Johnston   Composer
Holt Marvell   Composer
Ben Oakland   Composer
Jessie Mae Robinson   Composer

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