Clifford Brown: The Life and Art of the Legendary Jazz Trumpeter

Clifford Brown: The Life and Art of the Legendary Jazz Trumpeter
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ISBN10: 
0195144007
ISBN13: 
9780195144000
Pages: 
232
Published: 
May 24th 2001 by Oxford University Press, USA
Rating: 
3.77

Although he died in a tragic car accident at twenty-five, Clifford Brown is widely considered one of the most important figures in the history of jazz--now, in this absorbing work, Nick Catalano gives us the first major biography of this musical giant.
Based on extensive interviews with Brown's family, friends, and fellow jazz musicians, this is a fascinating portrait of a remarkable musician. Catalano colorfully depicts Brown's life, showing how he developed a dazzling technique that few jazz players have equaled. We read of his meteoric rise in Philadelphia, his tour of Europe with Lionel Hampton, and his formation of the Brown-Roach Quintet with prominent drummer Max Roach. The book also features an informed analysis of Brown's major recorded solos, highlighting his originality and revealing why he remains such a great influence today.

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