At The Cotton Club 1956 ( Deluxe 3-CD Set )
Clifford Brown (tp), Sonny Rollins (ts), Richie Powell (p), George Morrow (b) & Max Roach (d)
New outstanding performances by the celebrated Roach-Brown quintet. Includes the only known version of "Round Midnight" by Clifford Brown. Also includes a 20-page booklet with photos and detailed liner notes.
All tracks previously unissued on any format.
1. Introduction By Clifford Brown
2. Take The "A" Train
3. Darn That Dream / Intermission, Announcement By Clifford Brown
4. Nice Work If You Can Get It
6. Valse Hot (Incomplete)
(Total Time: 58:49 mins.)
1. Introduction By Max Roach Into Get Happy
2. Untitled Blues
(Total Time: 66:01 mins.)
1. Lover Man
3. What's New
4. I'll Remember April
6. 'Round Midnight*
7. The Blues Walk* 8:13
(Total Time: 63:11 mins.)
"I play the trumpet, my name is Clifford Brown." With these simple and unpretentious words Brownie introduced himself to the audience of the Cotton Club in Cleveland, Ohio, on May 28, 1956. And indeed he played the trumpet, with a fire and excellence that earned him renown worldwide.
May 28 was the opening night of a week-long engagement for the Max Roach-Clifford Brown Quintet, featuring Sonny Rollins on tenor sax, Richie Powell (Bud Powell's younger brother) on piano, and George Morrow on bass. Despite the exceptional talent of the individual band members, the quintet proved to be more than the sum of its parts. The Cleveland Cotton Club performances contained on this package -issued here for the first time ever- were recorded on amateur equipment and include sets played by the quintet on May 28, May 29 and June 1, 1956.
As a bonus to these amazing performances, there is another previously unissued set: a radio broadcast by the same quintet coming from the Town Casino, in Buffalo, New York, recorded on February 26, 1956.
Recorded: Live at the Cotton Club, Cleveland, Ohio.
CD1, #1-5: Recorded on May 28, 1956. CD1, #6 & CD 2, #1-2: Recorded on May 29, 1956.
CD 2, #3-4 & CD 3, #1-4: Recorded om June 1, 1956.
*Bonus tracks: CD 3, 5-7: Same Personnel.
Radio broadcast from Town Casino, Buffalo, New York, February 26, 1956.