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  Clifford Brown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Clifford Brown (October 30, 1930 – June 26, 1956) was an influential and highly-rated American jazz trumpeter.
The Clifford Brown and Max Roach Quintet was a high water mark of the hard bop style.
Clifford stayed away from drugs and was not fond of alcohol; his only vice was chess.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Clifford_Brown   (740 words)

  
 Clifford Brown
The trumpeter and composer Clifford Brown was born in a African-American middle class family in Wilmington, DE, in 1930.
Clifford Brown studied math at Delaware and music at the Maryland State College.
It is based on interviews with Clifford Brown's family, friends and fellow jazz musicians.
www.cosmopolis.ch /english/cosmo10/cliffordbrown.htm   (390 words)

  
 African American Registry: Clifford Brown, jazz trumpet genius
Brown and Richie Powell, the quintet's pianist, died in an accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Brown was the most influential trumpeter of his generation; the lyrical aspects of his music influenced many trumpeters, including Lee Morgan and Booker Little, and his technical brilliance especially influenced trumpeters such as Donald Byrd and Freddie Hubbard.
Clifford Brown was noted for lyricism, clarity of sound, and grace of technique.
www.aaregistry.com /african_american_history/1261/Clifford_Brown_jazz_trumpet_genius   (288 words)

  
 Clifford Brown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Clifford Benjamin Brown was born in Wilmington, Delaware on October 30, 1930.
Clifford Brown was a junior high school student (at Howard High) when he started as student of Lowery.
Clifford practiced anytime he possibly could, and even if we were in a place where he couldn't blow his horn, even with the mute, he would do lip exercises and tongue exercises or he would just simply play his mouthpiece.
abel.hive.no /oj/musikk/trompet/clifford   (481 words)

  
 Clifford Brown at the Jazznote
Like contemporary and mentor, Fats Navarro, Clifford "Brownie" Brown had a warm fat tone and boppish articulation, and likewise, was cut down at a tragically early age.
Clifford continued his studies in jazz harmony, theory, trumpet, piano, vibes, and bass with Robert Lowery in Wilmington and was gigging regularly in Philadelphia by age 18.
Clifford Brown's death at the age of 25 in a car accident on June 26, 1956 was one of the great tragedies in jazz history.
members.tripod.com /at_the_jazznote/brown.html   (891 words)

  
 PBS - JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns: Selected Artist Biography - Clifford Brown
Clifford Brown took up trumpet at the age of 13 and under the tutelage of his band director at high school, Harry Andrews, developed an extraordinary technical facility.
Brown spent a year in the hospital after an automobile accident in June 1950, but thereafter resumed his career in Philadelphia, and in March 1952, made his first recordings with Chris Powell's Blue Flames.
In September of that year, Brown toured Europe with Lionel Hampton's big band and made a number of recordings with American and European jazz musicians; Hampton's trumpet section at the time consisted of Art Farmer, Quincy Jones, Walter Williams, and Brown, all of whom were superb players.
www.pbs.org /jazz/biography/artist_id_brown_clifford.htm   (345 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Sarah Vaughan W/ Clifford Brown: Music: Sarah Vaughan and Clifford Brown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Helen Merrill With Clifford Brown ~ Clifford Brown
With Brown on trumpet, Paul Quinichette on tenor sax, Jimmy Jones on piano, Roy Haynes on drums, and Herbie Mann on jazz flute, the album is a sophisticated partnership among musicians, all of whom are thinking of the whole sound and the whole effect, rather than their own star turns.
Helen Merrill With Clifford Brown ~ Helen Merrill with Clifford Brown
www.amazon.com /Sarah-Vaughan-W-Clifford-Brown/dp/B00004NHCC   (1968 words)

  
 Clifford Brown - Biography - AOL Music
Clifford Brown's death in a car accident at the age of 25 was one of the great tragedies in jazz history.
Clifford Brown accomplished a great deal in the short time he had.
Clifford Brown had a fat warm tone, a bop-ish style quite reminiscent of the equally ill-fated Fats Navarro, and a mature improvising approach; he was as inventive on melodic ballads as he was on rapid jams.
music.aol.com /artist/clifford-brown/6185/biography   (495 words)

  
 Delaware Portrait in Time: Clifford Brown | Delaware Tonight | TV12 | WHYY
Born in 1930 in Wilmington, Delaware, Clifford Brown was the youngest of eight kids.
Brown was killed the day after a jam session with Tessone in a car wreck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Brown would have turned 75 later this year and his legacy lives on.
www.whyy.org /tv12/dt_portrait_cliffordbrown.html   (202 words)

  
 Jazz/Jerry Jazz Musician/Clifford Brown biographer Nick Catalano interview
He was pitted against Clifford on the Hampton tour and he went out there every night, and Art told me he went crazy because he knew from the very get-go that Clifford was such a monster player and Art himself was a great jazz talent.
Many jazz listeners listen to Clifford Brown, and they hear a lot of notes and they hear beautiful intonation and great tone, but it takes a really devoted listener to pick out what Clifford was doing with his improvisations.
It's not an exhaustive one-there are many exhaustive discographies-but the essential Clifford Brown is contained in that annotated Clifford Brown bibliography, and of course it includes the four or five dates that he did with Max Roach and Harold Land, and Sonny Rollins later on.
www.jerryjazzmusician.com /linernotes/brown.html   (2660 words)

  
 Clifford & Brown Attorneys At Law | Attorneys
James E. "Jim" Brown was born on the windswept and frigid plains of North Dakota on November 23, 1940.
Brown accepted a position at the firm then known as Raymond, Noriega and Clifford, and he has managed to retain that position for now well over three decades.
Brown is a member of the State Bar of California and the Kern County Bar Association.
www.clifford-brownlaw.com /attorney_profile.php?name=james_brown   (309 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Best Of Clifford Brown-The Blue Note Years: Music: Clifford Brown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Brown's talent on trumpet shines through on all tracks with a fire and lyricism that makes his early death at the age of 23 that much more sad.
This is THE introduction to Clifford Brown for the uninitiated - and one for the ages.
clifford combines the fire of dizzy gillespie and the warm tone of miles davis to create what i believe is the greatest trumpet sound to be heard to this date (and perhaps ever).
www.amazon.com /Clifford-Brown-Blue-Note-Years/dp/B000006DFR   (1035 words)

  
 The Legacy of Clifford Brown
Brown didn't know that he was painstakingly training the youngster who would, within the decade, be dubbed an enfant terrible and perhaps the most promising trumpet soloist since Clifford Brown.
Brown convinced more than the musicians that he was aware of what he was about and of where he was headed.
Brown was an improvisational teaser in that the mobility of his style permitted him to roam at will, creating melodic lines that followed the basic harmony while all the time pricking the imagination with the possibilities of extension.
www.shout.net /~jmh/articles/clifford2.html   (4031 words)

  
 Clifford Brown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
"Clifford was born Oct. 30, 1930, in Wilmington, Del., he received his first trumpet from his father upon entering senior high school in 1945, and joined the school band shortly afterward.
One evil evening in June 1950, when, on his way home from a gig, he was involved in the first of three automobile accidents, the last of which was to prove fatal.
Clifford Brown was killed in an automobile accident on June 26, 1956.
afgen.com /clifford.html   (425 words)

  
 Clifford Brown Biography at JazzTrumpetSolos.com
Clifford Brown was born October 30, 1930 in Wilmington, Delaware.
Although his career was brief, Brown's influence persisted for a while in the work of Lee Morgan and throughout succeeding decades in that of Freddie Hubbard.
Fortunately for jazz fans, Brown's own work persists in the form of his recordings, almost any of which can be safely recommended as outstanding examples of the very best of jazz.
www.jazztrumpetsolos.com /Clifford.htm   (593 words)

  
 Clifford Brown: The Hard Bop Homepage
Clifford Brown received his first trumpet from his father on entering senior high school in 1945 and joined the school band shortly afterward.
They also had a good 16-piece band, and he learned a lot about both playing and arranging until one evil evening in June 1950 when, on his way home from a gig, he was involved in the first of three automobile accidents, the last of which was to prove fatal.
For a whole year in 1950-51, Clifford Brown had plenty of opportunity for contemplation but precious little for improving his lip.
members.tripod.com /~hardbop/brownie.html   (487 words)

  
 18th Annual Clifford Brown Jazz Festival
Clifford was a trumpeter, whose life tragically ended early one summer morning in 1956.
This man's legacy lives on and we are proud to acknowledge Clifford Brown as one of Wilmington, Delaware's most influential and prodigious talents.
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Clifford's birth (he was born on October 30, 1930), the State of Delaware will be creating an historic landmark in Wilmington during this year's festival.
www.cliffordbrownjazzfest.com /history.html   (244 words)

  
 Clifford Brown -- Trumpeter's Training
Brown, 25 when he recorded the solo, was the technical equal of any trumpeter.
Brown's sister, Rella Bray, a reading specialist in the Camden, N.J, school system, said their father was a self-taught musician and kept several instruments around their home in Wilmington, Delaware.
Andrews was to be the force in Brown's life which many other fledgling jazzmen have encountered: the teacher who transmits the European music tradition and provides a link between the jazz and classical lines, enabling the jazzmen to use the formal techniques for his own end.
www.shout.net /~jmh/articles/clifford4.html   (1583 words)

  
 Clifford Brown Album Reviews
In terms of wasted potential, the premature death of Clifford Brown in a car crash in 1956 still stands as one of jazz' biggest tragedies.
This is already obvious from these fairly traditional sessions, but with Roach, Brown would play (and compose) some of the most thrilling, catchy and impressive jazz of the immediate post-bop era, preceding the hard-bop exploits that would take over in the late 50s.
Again, Brown's solo is fluid and catchy, but not even hinting at the greatness you can hear on the other three tracks.
www.guypetersreviews.com /cliffordbrown.php   (1082 words)

  
 BBC - Radio 3 Jazz Profiles - Clifford Brown
Until his life was cut short by a car crash, when he was aged just twenty-five, Clifford Brown had established himself as the most potent trumpeter in jazz to arrive on the scene since Dizzy Gillespie.
Equally influenced (and encouraged) by Fats Navarro and Gillespie, Brown possessed both a remarkable technique for high-speed playing, with every note perfectly placed and formed, and also a beautiful lyrical ballad style.
He and the band's pianist, Bud Powell's younger brother Richie, were killed in the same accident while on the road with the group.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio3/jazz/profiles/clifford_brown.shtml   (301 words)

  
 Dan Miller Jazz
Brown, clean living (no drugs or alcohol) and inspired by intellectual pursuits (chess and mathematics), brought joy to all those around him.
Clifford joined the Lionel Hampton in August of 1953 and became a member of one of the all-time great trumpet sections (with Benny Bailey, Art Farmer and Walter Williams).
Brown and drummer Max Roach shared a vision of the future and formed one of the finest small groups in jazz history.
www.danmillerjazz.com /cliffordbrown.html   (506 words)

  
 Headbob.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
After a year at Maryland State University he was in a serious car accident in June 1950 that put him out of action for a year.
Clifford Brown had a fat warm tone, a boppish style quite reminiscent of the equally ill-fated Fats Navarro and a mature improvising approach; he was as inventive on melodic ballads as he was on rapid jams.
Fortunately, virtually all of his recordings are currently available including his Prestige dates (in the OJC series), his work for Blue Note and Pacific Jazz (on a four-CD set) and his many Emarcy sessions (reissued on a magnificent ten-disc set).
www.headbob.com /top20/jazz/brown_clifford.htm   (404 words)

  
 Clifford & Brown Attorneys At Law
Clifford & Brown's attorneys have a breadth of experience unsurpassed in the Southern Central Valley.
Clifford & Brown attorneys have distinguished themselves as some of the best legal experts in a variety of legal specialties.
Six of Clifford & Brown's litigation attorneys are members of the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates.
www.clifford-brownlaw.com   (246 words)

  
 Clifford Brown / History and Peer Commentary
The following are a series of quotes on the life and death of jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown from prominent jazz musicians and historians.
They also had a good 16-piece band, and he learned a lot about both playing and arranging until one evil evening in June 1950, when, on his way home from a gig, he was involved in the first of three automibile accidents, the last of which was to prove fatal.
So Clifford said okay, and he put us on the plane; and of course that was when he was in the car accident and was killed.
www.shout.net /~jmh/articles/clifford.html   (1203 words)

  
 CD Review of Clifford Brown - The Definitive Clifford Brown on Verve @ jazzreview.com
In the case of Clifford Brown, the process of researching and compilation may not be as hard as it seems, especially when compared to the “definitive” recordings of McCoy Tyner, for example, who is still shaping his own legend by continuing to record.
In addition, Brown’s years of recording activity were foreshortened by his death on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in June 0f 1956.
The Definitive Clifford Brown provides a short lesson in the fact that neither age (for Clifford Brown was only 25 when he died) nor length of career is a vital ingredient in the importance of an artist’s influence.
www.jazzreview.com /cdreview.cfm?ID=3885   (497 words)

  
 Clifford Brown - Verve Records   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The career of trumpet legend Clifford brown was short and bittersweet.
In the spring of ’54 Brown traveled to Los Angeles to for a quintet with Roach that quickly became one of the leading modern jazz ensembles.
The bulk of his legacy, created for the EmArcy label between August ’54 and February ’56, includes performaces by that quintet, jam sessions with augmented trumpet sections, accompaniments to vocalists, and an album in which his trumpet is supported by a string section.
www.vervemusicgroup.com /verve/artist.asp?aid=2874   (279 words)

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