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Additional Information Listen Clifford Brown - The Paris Collection Brown Skins (Take 1) Brown Skins (Take 2) Deltitnu Keeping Up With Jonesy (Take 1) Keeping Up With Jonesy (Take 2) Conception (Take 1) Conception (Take 2) All the Things You Are (Take 1) All the Things You Are (Take 2) I Cover the Waterfront Goofin' With Me
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|Accompanist/ Conductor||Gigi Gryce, Clifford Brown, Art Farmer, Quincy Jones, Walter Williams, Fernand Verstraete, Fred Gerard, Al Hayse, Jimmy Cleveland, Bill Tamper, Anthony Ortega, Clifford Solomon, Henri Bernard, Henri Juot, Henri Renaud, Pierre Michelot, Alan Dawson|
Customer Reviews (2)
- Brown Gold!!Review by Big Toots
The recording (especially more so in the first session, as he’s just a half-a-hair less energized in the second) offers Clifford playing at a level that is – and I’m sure was – awe-inspiring. Brown’s pure technical ability, his soaring sound, and higher register facility (in addition to his improvisational brilliance) are all readily apparent immediately on the two takes of Gryce’s “Brown Skins.” Those cuts (which, with their two tempo arranging formats, seem almost Stan Kenton-esque) alone are worth the price of admission. Brown stuns. Clifford’s and the sections’ Harmons buzz away on Quincy’s Basie-like “Keep Up with Jonesy” with Brown’s intense inventions standing out by a mile.
The smaller format provides Brown far more extended soloing – and he certainly grabs hold and takes advantage of the opportunity. Irrespective of the alternate take and repetition, Brown’s creative genius thrives. By this time, he’s already developed that uniquely Clifford Brown articulated style (although you can easily detect Fats Navarro shadings on “Goofin’ with Me”). Gryce also shines in both environs. A Parker acolyte, Gryce is a Bopper, for sure. And, he maintains a neat laid-back-on-the-beat feeling that jives neatly when juxtaposed with Brown’s stylings.
Brown’s approach to trumpet improvisation and melodic embellishment (“All the Things You Are,” “I Cover the Waterfront”) was echoed by later trumpeters such as Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw and everyone else. When stepping back in time and hearing Clifford here and then listening to the aforementioned greats, there’s no denying that their pedigree is obvious.
Clifford Brown The Paris Collection is a historical treasure worthy of being in the jazz exhibit at the Louvre – and certainly your collection.
(Posted on 5/4/2015)
- Clifford BrownReview by Simon Sez
The Paris Collection has some of the great records that Brownie made in the fall of 1953. He was with the Lionel Hampton Big Band at the time and for some reason Hamp didn’t want his sidemen to make records overseas although he did. Brown didn’t listen to Hamp, and jazz fans have been grateful ever since. He is heard with a big band and a small group on this CD, both led by Gigi Gryce, really sounding excellent on “All The Things You Are” and “Brownskins” (which is really “Cherokee” at half the speed).
Simon Sez: Clifford Brown didn’t last long but The Paris Collection (IC7001) from 1953 with Gigi Gryce shows that he was a trumpet star.
(Posted on 5/6/2014)
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