(Clifford Brown - one of the brightest lights in Jazz, gone all too soon) I originally ran this in 2009 as a Nights At The Roundtable special. But it's such a special and rare recording I thought I would re-run it again in case you missed it
May 22, 2011

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(Clifford Brown - one of the brightest lights in Jazz, gone all too soon)

I originally ran this in 2009 as a Nights At The Roundtable special. But it's such a special and rare recording I thought I would re-run it again in case you missed it the first time around. A live broadcast from CBS Radio on May 6, 1956 featuring The Max Roach/Clifford Brown Quintet and The Errol Garner Trio performing at The Basin Street in New York.

As I mentioned several months ago in a previous post, the 1940s and 1950s were a heyday for live broadcasting of Jazz throughout the U.S. Almost every night and on almost all the networks, some club or some concert was being broadcast from just about every section of the country.

It's certainly a lost art now. And just to show how significant these live broadcasts were, this particular broadcast was one of the last Clifford Brown did before his untimely death on June 26th of that year, quite possibly the last. I don't know if this has been reissued or has made the collectors circles - that is certainly something Clifford Brown fans will know about.

At any rate - enjoy the moments, around thirty of them.

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