The Emarcy Master Takes

The Emarcy Master Takes

by Clifford Brown, Max Roach

CD(Special Edition / Includes book / Special Packaging)

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Clifford Brown, the jazz trumpeter affectionately known as Brownie, partnered with drummer Max Roach in a memorable quintet in the mid-1950s. Over a few short years he quickly rose from astonishing prodigy to pioneering master -- a stunning trajectory cut short when Brownie died tragically at age 25 in 1956. His amazing story and the amazing music the quintet made takes front and center on Clifford Brown: The EmArcy Master Takes, a new limited edition four-CD set.

The EmArcy Master Takes includes the 49 master takes the Brown-Roach Quintet recorded for the EmArcy label, an 18-month collaboration that resulted in some of the most enduring jazz of all time. The tracks, which eventually made up the classic albums Clifford Brown and Max Roach, Clifford Brown With Strings, Brown and Roach Incorporated, Study In Brown, Best Coast Jazz, and At Basin Street, as well as tracks featured on several posthumous releases, from Caravan to More Study In Brown and others, are presented in chronological order of recording. All tracks are newly remastered from original sources, many of them for the first time since their original CD reissue in the late 1980s.

Playing with Brown and Roach are regular members of their quintet -- Harold Land (tenor saxophone), Richie Powell (piano), George Morrow (bass), and Sonny Rollins, who replaced Land -- plus a slew of other star players, as well as a Los Angeles string section beautifully arranged and conducted by Neal Hefti. EmArcy's Bob Shad produced the sessions.

Grammy®-winning author Francis Davis further illuminates Brownie's story in a 5,000 word essay that's included in a 64-page book, which also has many rare photographs, a fold-out poster with reproductions of the quintet's LP and EP cover art, a set of four Brownie postcards, and detailed session annotations; it's all housed in a high-end collector's tin -- the same format as Verve's award-winning Master Takes sets from Billie Holiday and Charlie Parker. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 02/23/2010
Label: Verve Select
UPC: 0602527043982
catalogNumber: 001291802
Rank: 146073

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Clifford Brown   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Max Roach   Primary Artist,Drums
Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet   Primary Artist
Curtis Counce   Bass
Kenny Drew   Piano
Herb Geller   Alto Saxophone
Harold Land   Tenor Saxophone
Sonny Rollins   Tenor Saxophone
Walter Benton   Tenor Saxophone
Neal Hefti   Conductor
Richard Rodgers   Trumpet
Barry Galbraith   Guitar
Lorenz Hart   Trumpet
George Morrow   Bass
Richie Powell   Piano
Joe Maini   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Bing Crosby   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Eubie Blake   Composer
Clifford Brown   Composer
Tadd Dameron   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Duke Jordan   Composer
Harold Land   Composer
Max Roach   Composer
Bob Haggart   Composer
Neal Hefti   Arranger
Irving Mills   Composer
Ray Noble   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Composer
Chick Webb   Composer
Chris Woods   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Dubin   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Benny Golson   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Gene Paul   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
David Raskin   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Bob Shad   Composer
Billy Strayhorn   Composer
Juan Tizol   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Francis Davis   Liner Notes
Jack Murray   Composer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Richie Powell   Composer
Ann Ronell   Composer
Jack Strachey   Composer
Robert Haggart   Composer
Patricia Johnston   Composer
Holt Marvell   Composer
Ben Oakland   Composer
Gordon Burdge   Composer
Andrew Skurow   Tape Vault Research
Leslie Jean Bart   Photo Illustration
Brad Powell   Composer
Ann Ronnell   Composer
Earl "Bud" Powell   Composer
Chick William Webb   Composer
Danielle Skorzanka   Illustrations
Stanley Rayfield   Paintings
Charles L. Coles   Composer
Richard Dean Powell   Composer

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