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Album Review

A decent 11-track overview of the brief career of trumpeter Clifford Brown, demonstrating the hard bop stylings he pioneered in his short lifetime. Part of the Verve Finest Hour series, this well-presented album is a fine introduction to the artist at an affordable price.

Customer Reviews

fine, but not his finest... check Art Blakey recordings

"Jordu" is slower than the popular Stan Getz version. Reminds me of difference between Wayne Shorter's own "Footprints" and the one on Miles Smiles. Both sound right. Some good singing on "Yesterdays" and some decent Tenor from Sonny Rollins on a couple songs. Otherwise, I don't think it compares very well with other recordings of his I've heard.

If You Like Straight Ahead Stuff...

This is a good place to start. Clifford Brown's Finest Hour is a nice mix of every subgenre of jazz in the nice combo form. Jordu is a nice number to listen to, though the album undoubtably hits it's peak when Max Roach kicks of Cherokee and as Harold Land plays a nice, mellow solo in Joy Spring. It's a good album, I enjoy it. If anybody is looking for some sort of intro into Clifford Brown, Max Roach, or any of the others in the combo, this is a good place to start.

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This is one of my favorite jazz albums. The Joy Spring trumpet solo is asome. i would recomend it to every body that has any interest in Jazz


Born: October 30, 1930 in Wilmington, DE

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s

Clifford Brown's death in a car accident at the age of 25 was one of the great tragedies in jazz history. Already ranking with Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis as one of the top trumpeters in jazz, Brownie was still improving in 1956. Plus he was a clean liver and was not even driving; the up-and-coming pianist Richie Powell and his wife (who was driving) also perished in the crash. Clifford Brown accomplished a great deal in the short time he had. He started on trumpet when he was 15, and by 1948...
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