104 The Complete Blue Note and Pacific Jazz Recordings of Clifford Brown

Clifford Brown

Label: Mosaic (MD4-104) / Blue Note | Recording date: 1953-1954 | 4 CD
Out of Print 

 

Trumpeter Clifford Brown is heard on the most significant recordings from the first half of his tragically brief career. Whether co-leading a date with altoist Lou Donaldson, playing as a sideman with trombonist J.J. Johnson, interacting with an all-star group of West Coast players, or jamming with the first (although unofficial) edition of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers (a two-disc live performance with a quintet that also includes the drummer/leader, Donaldson and pianist Horace Silver), Brown is the main star. Highlights are many, including versions of Brownie Speaks, Elmo Hope’s, De-Dah, Cherokee, Get Happy, Daahoud and Joy Spring. The attractive packaging, with its 40 pages of text and many rare pictures, is an added bonus.

Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

Lista de tracks:

 

Disco  I

1. Bellarosa (Hope) 4:12
2. Carvin’ the Rock [Alternate Take] (Hope, Rollins) 3:55
3. Carvin’ the Rock (Hope, Rollins) 3:54
4. Cookin’ [Alternate Take] (Donaldson) 3:07
5. Cookin’ (Donaldson) 3:12
6. Brownie Speaks (Brown) 3:45
7. De-Dah (Hope) 4:50
8. You Go to My Head (Coots, Gillespie) 4:18
9. Carvin’ the Rock [Alternate Take #2] (Hope, Rollins) 4:05
10. Wail Bait [Alternate Take] (Jones) 4:02
11. Wail Bait (Jones) 3:56
12. Hymn of the Orient (Gryce) 4:01
13. Brownie Eyes (Jones) 3:52
14. Cherokee [Alternate Take] (Noble) 3:40
15. Cherokee (Noble) 3:23
16. Easy Living (Rainger, Robin) 3:40
17. Minor Mood (Brown) 4:31
18. Hymn of the Orient [Alternate Take] (Gryce) 4:00

Disco  II

1. Capri [Alternate Take] (Gryce) 3:47
2. Capri (Gryce) 3:38
3. Lover Man (Ramirez, Sherman, Davis) 3:51
4. Turnpike (Johnson) 4:14
5. Turnpike [Alternate Take] (Johnson) 4:10
6. Sketch One (Lewis) 4:23
7. It Could Happen to You (Burke, Van Heusen) 4:44
8. Get Happy (Arlen, Koehler) 4:49
9. Get Happy [Alternate Take] (Arlen, Koehler) 4:10
10. Daahoud (Brown) 4:13
11. Finders Keepers (Montrose) 3:49
12. Joy Spring (Brown) 3:14
13. Gone With the Wind (Magidson, Wrubel) 3:38
14. Bones for Jones (Clifford Brown) 4:13
15. Blueberry Hill (Lewis, Rose, Stock) 3:14
16. Tiny Capers (Brown) 4:14
17. Tiny Capers [Alternate Take] (Brown) 2:56

Disco  III

1. Split Kick (Silver) 8:26
2. Once in a While (Edwards, Green) 4:56
3. Quicksilver (Silver) 6:26
4. Wee Dot [Alternate Take] (Parker, Johnson) 6:55
5. Blues (Ferré, Aragon) 8:35
6. A Night in Tunisia (Gillespie, Paparelli) 9:45
7. Mayreh (Silver) 6:02

Disco  IV

1. Wee Dot (Parker, Johnson) 6:45
2. If I Had You (Shapiro, Connelly, Campbell) 3:28
3. Quicksilver [Alternate Take] (Silver) 8:44
4. The Way You Look Tonight (Kern, Fields) 9:55
5. Lou’s Blues (Donaldson) 3:55
6. Now’s the Time (Parker) 8:20
7. Confirmation (Parker) 9:56

 

Personal:

Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, Elmo Hope, Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, Stu Williamson, Zoot Sims, Russ Freeman, Joe Mondragon, Shelly Manne, Horace Silver, Curly Russell, Art Blakey, J. J. Johnson, John Lewis, etc.

 
Grabado entre 9 de junio de 1953 y 21 de febrero de 1954