Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Clifford Brown on Blue Note & Pacific Jazz

This four-CD set has the exact same music as an earlier Mosaic five-LP box, but is highly recommended to those listeners not already possessing the limited-edition set. 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

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Clifford Brown
The Complete
Blue Note & Pacific Jazz


Cd. 1

1 Bellarosa (Hope)  4:12
2 Carvin' the Rock [alt. take] (Hope, Rollins)  3:55
3 Carvin' the Rock (Hope, Rollins)  3:54
4 Cookin' [alt. 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 [alt. take 2] (Hope, Rollins)  4:05
10 Wail Bait [alt. 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 [alt. 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 [alt. take] (Gryce)  4:00


Cd. 2

1 Capri [alt. take] (Gryce)  3:47
2 Capri (Gryce)  3:38
3 Lover Man (Ramirez, Sherman, Davis)  3:51
4 Turnpike (Johnson)  4:14
5 Turnpike [alt. 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 [alt. 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 [alt. take] (Brown)  2:56


Cd. 3

1 Split Kick (Silver)  8:26
2 Once in a While (Edwards, Green)  4:56
3 Quicksilver (Silver)  6:26
4 Wee Dot [alt. 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


Cd. 4

1 Wee Dot (Parker, Johnson)  6:45
2 If I Had You (Shapiro, Connelly, Campbell)  3:28
3 Quicksilver [alt. 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


Feat. 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...

Recorded between June 9, 1953 & February 21, 1954 

(See the complete artwork for all details)


Wynter said...

That's why i like this place! Thank you so much!

laconico said...

Amazing post!, thanks.

PlantDoctor53 said...

Wonderful post Mel. I have it so no need to DL; but for those who don't - it is nicely produced and the music is classic.

dch said...

Thanks for this gem.

Anonymous said...

Totally. Sweet.

paul said...

thank you very much for this excellent brown!

itr said...

What a great share. Many thanks Mel.

Philo said...


This is very nice.

Big Papi said...

Thank you ever so much for the Brownie. I am beginning to appreciate his genius more and I know this will be the coup de grace.

fredonline said...

Many thanks for this gem ;o)

ita diegues said...

merci beaucoup, beaucoup...

MrBill said...

Thank you for the Clifford Brown! I had most of these tracks already, spread across various LPs and CDs, but it'll be great to have them all in one place.

Jazzdigger said...

Thank you very much for this fantastic share, love it!

BigD said...

Thanks a million my friend. I have all of the Brownie on Mercury with him and Roach and always had heard how he was with Blakey when Donaldson and Silver were in it but never could find any recordings. This is great. I can't wait to hear him with these guys. This is awesome!!!

jazzistic said...

Many thanks for this Clifford Brown Gem!
And thank you for all the wonderful work you do by sharing all these nice musics !!

swamielmo said...

wow, listening to wee dot right now. formidable. merci bien.

mybonnie77 said...

Thank you very much my friend.

troods said...

Thank you much! Your generosity is appreciated.....such great music.

jazzlover said...

This is more one great post,under others you have done Mel.Superr thank's !

LaroSwing said...

Thanks again and again for all those treasures I discover everyday on your fabulous blog!

Albertito Jazz said...


estravagario said...

GREAT !!! Thank you!

gilhodges said...

Magnificent! Thank you!

Marc said...

where are the RAR Password??


Melanchthon said...

Cd. 1
Cd. 2
Cd. 3
Cd. 4

deGallo said...

Thank you. Fantastic!

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Chris said...

Thanks Mel for this amazing package

musician3 said...

AMAZING....................THANK YOU FOR ALL

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank you

Jorge del Parque said...

Muchas gracias por esta maravillosa colección!

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Steven said...

Mel -

Amazing offer...
The 3rd file of Disc One has expired.
Can I have a re-up?


Steven said...
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mahavishnu floyd said...

The 3rd link for the first CD is bad. Is there any chance you can fix that link? Thanks in advance. Really great blog site. Much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Super post, many thanks!
The third link for CD1 is down. Any chance of a repost?
Again, wonderful blog and reviews!