Clifford Brown: The Life and Art of the Legendary Jazz Trumpeter

Clifford Brown: The Life and Art of the Legendary Jazz Trumpeter

by Nick Catalano

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Overview

Although he died in a tragic car accident at twenty-five, Clifford Brown is widely considered one of the most important figures in the history of jazz—now, in this absorbing work, Nick Catalano gives us the first major biography of this musical giant.
Based on extensive interviews with Brown's family, friends, and fellow jazz musicians, this is a fascinating portrait of a remarkable musician. Catalano colorfully depicts Brown's life, showing how he developed a dazzling technique that few jazz players have equaled. We read of his meteoric rise in Philadelphia, his tour of Europe with Lionel Hampton, and his formation of the Brown-Roach Quintet with prominent drummer Max Roach. The book also features an informed analysis of Brown's major recorded solos, highlighting his originality and revealing why he remains such a great influence today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195144000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 05/24/2001
Series: Life and Art of the Legendary Jazz Trumpeter
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 1,075,590
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

A University Performing Arts director and Professor of Music and Literature at Pace University, Dr. Nick Catalano has played, produced, taught and written about jazz throughout his life. He has also had an extensive television career as a writer-producer of films and documentaries. Dr. Catalano lives and writes in New York and East Hampton.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introductionxi
1The Brown Family of Wilmington3
2Boysie Lowery and Howard High16
3On to Philadelphia28
4The Brink of Disaster40
5Rhythm 'n' Blues53
6The Month of June65
7European High Jinks76
8New York and Home98
9California Surprise108
10Brown and Roach, Inc.122
11Back to the East136
12Into 1956159
Epilogue186
Notes189
Selected and Annotated Discography197
Index200

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