Clifford Brown (Trumpet), Max Roach (Drums)
- Lands End
- George’s Dilemma
- Gerkin For Perkin
- If I Love Again
- Take The “A” Train
The Max Roach-Clifford Brown Quintet began its activities in early 1954 with tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards, bassist George Bledsoe and pianist Carl Perkins. Shortly afterwards Edwards, Perkins and Bledsoe left the group. The piano and bass chairs were soon occupied by pianist Richie Powell (Bud Powell’s younger brother), bassist George Morrow and tenor saxophonist Harold Land
The sessions with Land on tenor saxophone were released on the albums Clifford Brown & Max Roach, Brown & Roach Inc. and the present study in Brown. In late 1955 Land was forced to return to Los Angeles for family reasons, which created the conditions for young Sonny Rollins to take his place. However, this fantastic formation was to end in tragedy, as Clifford Brown died in a car accident (at the age of 25) in the early hours of June 26, 1956, together with the pianist Richie Powell and his wife.
CLIFFORD BROWN, Trumpet
MAX ROACH, drums
HAROLD LAND, Tenor Saxophone
RICHIE POWELL, piano
GEORGE MORROW, Bass
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