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    Clifford Brown And Max Roach

    Clifford Brown & Max Roach, is a 1955 album by influential jazz musicians Clifford Brown and Max Roach as part of the Clifford Brown and Max Roach Quintet, described by The New York Times as perhaps the definitive bop group until Mr. Brown's fatal automobile accident in 1956. The album was critically well-received and includes several notable tracks, including two that have since become jazz standards.
    1. Delilah
    2. Parisian Thoroughfare
    3. The Blues Walk
    4. Daahoud
    5. Joy Spring
    6. Jordu
    7. What Am I Here For
    8. Daahoud (Alternate Take)
    Clifford Brown & Max Roach
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Study In Brown

    Heavyweight 180 Gram Direct Metal Mastered Vinyl LP Pressing with Deluxe Inner Sleeve

    Includes One Bonus Track

    Study In Brown album by Clifford Brown / Max Roach was released on the Wax Time label.

    From the very first second, beginning with the magic drumming of Max Roach, right up to the very last note, this LP will overwhelm listeners with its sheer power - hard bop is certainly no easy fare for lovers of beautiful sounds. One is swept along in a maelstrom into the unknown, and is taken to wherever the soloist's wealth of ideas leads him. That's particularly clear in the case of Caravan, Lands End, and Gerkin' For Perkin: the brilliantly interacting quartet, all of them soloists with 'equal rights', race through the numbers like an express train. The trumpet and the tenor sax - often playing unisono - are not placed at the fore (which would be usual), but are on the same tonal plane as the rhythm group. By this means, a tightly-knit, typical, thrilling sound is achieved, with the result that this album must be counted among the top 100 in the jazz firmament.

    Generations of trumpeters have since studied Clifford Brown's art of playing, who died tragically young in a car accident. Now, thanks to this top-quality re-release, listeners are offered a wonderful opportunity to study this Study In Brown.


    Clifford Brown (trumpet)

    Harold Land (tenor saxophone)

    Richie Powell (piano)

    George Morrow (bass)

    Max Roach (drums)

    Recording: February 1955 in New York City

    1. Cherokee
    2. Jacqui
    3. Swingin'
    4. Land's End
    5. George's Dilemma
    6. Sandu
    7. Gerkin for Perkin
    8. If I Love Again
    9. Take the A Train
    10. Lands End*

    *Bonus Track

    Clifford Brown & Max Roach
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • At Basin Street (Bonus Track) At Basin Street (Bonus Track) Quick View

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    At Basin Street (Bonus Track)

    The last official album by the Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet is the only one that featured the great Sonny Rollins on tenor. With pianist Richie Powell and bassist George Morrow completing the group, this date is a hard bop classic. Brownie and Rollins fit together perfectly on memorable versions of What Is This Thing Called Love, I'll Remember April, and a witty arrangement of Love Is a Many Splendored Thing. Highly recommended.

    -All Music Guide
    1. What Is This Thing Called Love?
    2. Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
    3. I'll Remember April
    4. Step Lightly (Junior's Arrival)
    5. Powell's Prances
    6. Time
    7. The Scene Is Clean
    8. Gertrude's Bounce
    9. Flossie Lou*

    *Bonus Track

    Clifford Brown & Max Roach
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    Plus Four

    A 150 gram vinyl reissue of the famed jazz album by Sonny Rollins, released in 1956 on Prestige Records. On this album Rollins plays with the Clifford
    Brown/Max Roach Quintet, of which he was a member at the time. The album was the last full recording including pianist Richie Powell and trumpeter
    Clifford Brown, as both died in a car accident three months later.


    -Sonny Rollins - tenor saxophone

    -Clifford Brown - trumpet

    -Max Roach - drums

    -Richie Powell - piano

    -George Morrow - bass

    1. Valse Hot
    2. Kiss and Run
    3. I Feel a Song Coming On
    4. Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)
    5. Pent-Up House
    Sonny Rollins
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  • Daahoud Daahoud Quick View

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    Six tracks by Clifford Brown (trumpet)/Max Roach (drums)/Harold Land (tenor sax)/George Morrow (bass)/Richie Powell (piano).
    1. Daahoud
    2. I Don't Stand a Ghost Of A Chance With You
    3. Joyspring
    4. I Get A Kick Out Of You
    5. These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You
    6. Mildama
    Clifford Brown & Max Roach
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    Tenor Madness

    By the time this LP was released, Sonny Rollins already had such albums under his name as Worktime (OJCCD-007-2) and Sonny Rollins Plus 4 (OJCCD-243-2), in addition to his sideman exploits with the Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet. Tenor Madness, in which he was joined by the rhythm section from the Miles Davis Quintet, further substantiated and underlined his rapidly rising stature. The material is an effective mixture of Rollins' playing attitudes with an intriguing original, Paul's Pal, and the mining of unusual material such as My Reverie and The Most Beautiful Girl in the World. And, of course, there is the celebrated title track featuring the two titans to emerge in the '50s, Rollins and his guest, visiting in the studio that day, John Coltrane.
    1. Tenor Madness
    2. When Your Lover Has Gone
    3. Paul's Pal
    4. My Reverie
    5. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
    Sonny Rollins
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    Out Front (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress)

    Booker Little was the first trumpet soloist to emerge in jazz after the death of Clifford Brown to have his own sound. His tragically brief life (he died at age 23 later in 1961) cut short what would have certainly been a major career. This is supremely soulful modern jazz and one of his best albums ever as a leader. The album's got a tremendous feel from the very first note and there are many strong moments during these consistently challenging and satisfying performances. He had a bold jazz vision that makes us miss his talents even more strongly than before!


    • Booker Little (trumpet)

    • Julian Priester (trombone)

    • Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute)

    • Don Friedman (piano)

    • Art Davis, Ron Carter (bass)

    • Max Roach (drums, vibraphone, percussion)

    Recording: March and April 1961 in Nola Penthouse Studios, New York City, by Bob d'Orleans

    Production: Nat Hentoff

    About Pure Pleasure

    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.

    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.

    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.

    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.

    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.

    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. We Speak
    2. Stength And Sanity

    3. Quiet Please
    4. Moods In Free Time
    5. Man Of Words
    6. Hazy Hues
    7. A New Day
    Booker Little
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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