Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Clifford Brown on EmArcy

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.
Scott Yanow

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Clifford Brown
The Complete EmArcy Recordings


Cd. 1

1 Delilah (Young) 8:07
2 Darn That Dream (DeLange, VanHeusen) 4:04
3 Parisian Thoroughfare (Powell) 7:19
4 Jordu (Jordan) 7:46
5 Sweet Clifford (Brown) 6:42
6 Sweet Clifford (Clifford's Fantasy) [alternate take] (Brown) 1:48
7 I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You [alternate take]
(Crosby, Washington, Young) 3:03
8 I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You (Crosby, Washington, Young) 7:22
9 Stompin' at the Savoy (Goodman, Goodman, Razaf) 6:27
10 I Get a Kick Out of You (Porter) 7:39
11 I Get a Kick Out of You [alternate take] (Porter) 8:31
12 I'll String Along With You (Dubin, Warren) 4:10


Cd. 2

1 Joy Spring [alternate take] (Brown) 6:47
2 Joy Spring (Brown) 6:57
3 Mildama [alternate take] (Roach) 3:41
4 Mildama [alternate take] (Roach) 3:27
5 Mildama [alternate take] (Roach) 3:58
6 Mildama [alternate take/#] (Roach) 4:04
7 Mildama [alternate take/#] (Roach) 2:17
8 Mildama [alternate take/#] (Roach) 3:56
9 Mildama (Roach) 4:34
10 These Foolish Things (Link, Marvell, Strachey) 3:42
11 Daahoud (Brown) 4:04
12 Daahoud [alternate take] (Brown) 4:07


Cd. 3

1 Coronado [alternate take] (Coles) 5:44
2 Coronado [alternate take] (Coles) 17:59
3 Coronado (Coles) 19:44


Cd. 4

1 You Go to My Head (Coots, Gillespie) 17:17
2 Caravan (Ellington, Mills, Tizol) 15:14
3 Caravan (Ellington, Mills, Tizol) 3:08
4 Autumn in New York (Duke) 21:35


Cd. 5

1 Introduction by Bob Shad 1:14
2 What Is This Thing Called Love ? (Porter) 14:54
3 I've Got You Under My Skin (Porter) 5:26
4 No More (Camarata, Russell) 3:21
5 Move (Best, Dacosta) 14:37
6 Darn That Dream (DeLange, VanHeusen) 5:16


Cd. 6

1 You Go to My Head (Coots, Gillespie) 11:17
2 My Funny Valentine/Don't Worry 'Bout Me/Bess, You Is My Woman
(Bloom, Gershwin, Hammerstein) 11:32
3 Lover, Come Back to Me (Hammerstein, Romberg) 9:54
4 Alone Together/Summertime/Come Rain or Come Shine (Arlen, Dietz, Gershwin) 7:21
5 Crazy He Calls Me (Russell, Sigman) 5:05
6 There Is No Greater Love (Jones, Symes) 2:17
7 I'll Remember April (DePaul, Johnston, Raye) 11:48


Cd. 7

1 September Song (Anderson, Weill) 5:46
2 Lullaby of Birdland [alternate take] (Shearing, Weiss) 4:01
3 Lullaby of Birdland (Shearing, Weiss) 4:02
4 I'm Glad There Is You (Dorsey, Mertz) 5:11
5 You're Not the Kind (Hudson, Mills) 4:45
6 Jim (Petrillo, Rose, Shawn) 5:52
7 He's My Guy (DePaul, Raye) 4:14
8 April in Paris (Duke, Harburg) 6:22
9 It's Crazy (Fields, Rodgers) 4:58
10 Embraceable You (Gershwin, Gershwin) 4:49


Cd. 8

1 Don't Explain (Herzog, Holiday) 5:13
2 Born to Be Blue (Torme, Wells) 5:15
3 You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To (Porter) 4:21
4 'S Wonderful (Gershwin, Gershwin) 3:15
5 Yesterdays (Harbach, Kern) 6:01
6 Falling in Love With Love (Hart, Rodgers) 3:55
7 What's New ? (Burke, Haggart) 5:03
8 Portrait of Jenny (Burgie, Robinson) 3:27
9 What's New ? (Burke, Haggart) 3:27
10 Yesterdays (Harbach, Kern) 3:01
11 Where or When (Hart, Rodgers) 3:31
12 Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (Hammerstein, Kern) 3:47
13 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Harbach, Kern) 3:16
14 Laura (Mercer, Raksin) 3:28
15 Memories of You (Blake, Razaf) 3:35
16 Embraceable You (Gershwin, Gershwin) 3:04
17 Blue Moon (Hart, Rodgers) 3:16
18 Willow Weep for Me (Ronell) 3:27
19 Stardust (Carmichael, Parish) 3:24


Cd. 9

1 Gerkin for Perkin (Brown) 2:57
2 Take the "A" Train (Strayhorn) 4:19
3 Land's End [alternate take] (Land) 3:08
4 Land's End (Land) 4:57
5 Swingin' (Brown) 2:53
6 George's Dilemma (Brown) 5:36
7 If I Love Again (Murray, Oakland) 3:24
8 The Blues Walk (Brown) 6:47
9 The Blues Walk (Brown) 6:53
10 What Am I Here For ? (Ellington, Laine) 3:10
11 Cherokee (Noble) 5:43
12 Jacqui (Powell) 5:12
13 Sandu (Brown) 4:57
14 Gertrude's Bounce (Powell) 4:13
15 Step Lightly (Junior's Arrival) (Golson) 3:36
16 Powell's Prances (Powell) 3:30


Cd. 10

1 I'll Remember April (DePaul, Johnston, Raye) 9:18
2 I'll Remember April [alternate take/#] (DePaul, Johnston, Raye) 1:29
3 I'll Remember April [alternate take] (DePaul, Johnston, Raye) 9:41
4 Time (Powell) 5:08
5 The Scene Is Clean (Dameron) 6:14
6 Flossie Lou [alternate take/#] (Dameron) 4:52
7 Flossie Lou [alternate take/#] (Dameron) 4:04
8 Flossie Lou [alternate take/#] (Dameron) 3:30
9 Flossie Lou (Dameron) 3:59
10 What Is This Thing Called Love ? [alternate take/#] (Porter) 8:37
11 What Is This Thing Called Love? (Porter) 7:40
12 Love Is a Many Splendored Thing [alternate take/#] (Fain, Webster) :48
13 Love Is a Many Splendored Thing [alternate take/#] (Fain, Webster) 3:53
14 Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (Fain, Webster) 4:16


Cd. 11 [Bonus]

1 Flossie Lou (Dameron) 5:44


Feat. Dinah Washington, Clark Terry, Herb Geller, Max Roach, Junior Mance, Richie Powell, Harold Land, George Morrow, Clifford Brown, Sarah Vaughan, Roy Haynes, Paul Quinichette, Herbie Mann, Joe Maini, Barry Galbraith, Osie Johnson, Hellen Merrill, Oscar Pettiford, Sonny Rollins, etc...

Recorded between August 2, 1954 & February 16, 1956

See the complete artwork


Frasco said...

This is what I call a bloomy sunday. Thank you Melanchton!

Chemuski said...

Melanchthon... me tienes alucinado !!!!!. Muchas muchas gracias

Paco Carpena said...

Otro increible post para este estupendo blog!
Gracias por tu gran generosidad, eestimado Melanchthon!

Collectionist said...

The motherlode of Brownie! Thanks for this ginourmous upload!!!!

Neal said...

Oh my goodness! Now THIS is a set that I don't think has ever shown up in blogland! Of course everyone should love Clifford Brown, but having also grown up in his hometown (Wilmington, Delaware) gives me yet one more reason to celebrate his tragically short-lived life.

roberto t. said...

Melanchton, are you a saint or what? Infinite thanks!!!!!!!!1

grumpy said...

Something I own and wouldn't want to be without. I envy anyone coming to this for the first time - truly magnificent music. A great post Mel.

bosshoss said...

I'm down on my knees!!!!!!!!!
Thank you, so much.....

Kruno said...

Visit to your blog always makes me smile :)
Thank you!!

Gepetto said...

The best of the best !
Thanks a lot

jazzfriend said...

Despues de todo lo dicho anteriormente, solome queda decir, GRACIAS MELANCHTHON.

Saludos desde Chile.

santyjazz said...

Enoorme man, esta vez te has salido! Brutal! Gracias!

Otis Foster said...

This one deserves all the stars in the heavens and a few from other galaxies, too. Thanks for your enormous effort and great generosity, Mel.

carrolin said...

All links are dead. Please reupload if this possible...

Anonymous said...

What it pity it was deleted so soon :(( Maybe some one who be fast enough to download could reup this gem for all who are too late here? ^(

woolfnotes said...

Strange, doesn't seem to be currently available. Music must surely be out of copyright. Do rapidshare offer any explanation when they delete files? What are the rules? Does anybody know?

tomas said...

Simply your post is the best in jazz music. Superb.
Have a good time Mel.
Long life.

Kneigh said...


Thank you so much for re-up'ing this box set!! I've owned it for many years, but, for those who haven't experienced Clifford Brown, this is mandatory!! And, as always, your artwork is awesome!!

Happy New Year, sir, and, again, it's so good to have you back!!


Chestro said...

wow, what a way to start the new year. thank u so much

jazzfriend said...

Otra joya en tu blog, Gracias una vez más Mel.

Saludos desde Chile.

PlantDoctor53 said...

Hi Mel. I'll make another comment when they invent the right words to describe this. Thanks.

Anonymous said...


Uau... Thank you again.

Orbyt said...

A magnificent post! I have most of them, but it's sensational to have this complete set. Incredible, mille mercis Mel.

Kovina Kris said...

This is a boxed set so beautiful that I was willing to settle for a 128K copy a couple of years ago. I am ecstatic to upgrade now as this is essential and inspiring stuff. Thank you verrrrry much Mel!

Anonymous said...


Muito obrigado!

Frederick Brandão said...

Muito Obrigado Melanchthon, sic vos non vobis é um grato conceito! Obrigado meu caro.

duck said...

Wonderful, thanks again Mel, always appreciated.

kike said...

Merci Mel for sharing this complete recording on Brown. Your blog rules!
best, K.

LaroSwing said...

It's great, it's big, it's incredible! Thank you again and again!

Michel said...

Cara, teu blog é do cacete. Thanks, thanks, thanks!!!

Isidoro Macarena said...

Muchas gracias, un saludo

Melanchthon said...



Albertito Jazz said...

In-cre-di-ble! My own records! ;-)
Thanks Melanchthon!

ruperberger said...

Majestuoso! Gracias Mel!!!

estravagario said...

Superb. Thank you Melanchthon!

ProfessorCalculus said...

Bit lat getting this down. Many thanks Mel.

jazzcat1228 said...

Such a great collection. Thank you for the upgrade, Mel!

Peter Pap said...

Can someone tell me the password for the Artwork, please?

Anonymous said...

Hi Mel,

Can you post some new links for this?

Thank you for all your work on this incredible jazz blog!

Steven said...

Clifford Brown's birthday last week.
Came looking for more things to learn.
As usual you come thru with flying colors!
Mel, thank you for your generosity and effort.

Tom+Jerry said...

Hi Mel, don't know how I've missed this till now. What an amazing post! Many thanks. The links are still all working at uptobox.
Only one problem: The password for the artwork. I've tried all three known ones - none of them seem to work ....

Anonymous said...

Such amazing stuff, in some ways better sound than my Japanese vinyl, and more complete than my other CDs. The artwork file is corrupted or something, and cd11's link is down. Thank you so much for the rest, which is still working