Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Tribute To The Great Clifford Brown (1930-1956)

This was one of the most tragic losses for the jazz world. Brownie was actually a clean-living dude, not like some of the wounded geniuses who passed before him. He died in a car wreck, and he wasn't even driving.

Listen up, hepcats: from Blue Note, Planet 1953. The number's called Hymn of the Orient ...

Go to YouTube for details. But I'll throw in that on drums is the most legendary Art Blakey (1919-1990).

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