Clifford Brown All Stars – Best Coast Jazz (Full Album)

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Best Coast Jazz is an album by American jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown featuring tracks recorded in 1954 and released on the EmArcy label. Further tracks from the same sessions were released as Clifford Brown All Stars in 1956 following Brown’s untimely death (Wikipedia).

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow:
The music on this out-of-print Trip LP has been reissued on CD, most notably in a ten-CD set of Clifford Brown’s EmArcy recordings. This particular album features an all-star group with trumpeter Brown, the altos of Herb Geller and Joe Maini, Walter Benton on tenor, pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Curtis Counce and drummer Max Roach. They perform two lengthy numbers, a medium-tempo blues “Coronado” and the ballad “You Go to My Head.” “Coronado” is climaxed by an exciting tradeoff by the four horns that gets down to two beats apiece! “You Go to My Head” has fine solos all around but Brownie’s closing statement cuts everyone (http://www.allmusic.com/album/best-coast-jazz-mw0000191561).

Track listing:
“Coronado” (Johnny Coles) – 19:46
“You Go to My Head” (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) – 17:12

Personnel:
Clifford Brown – trumpet
Herb Geller, Joe Maini – alto saxophone
Walter Benton – tenor saxophone
Kenny Drew – piano
Curtis Counce – bass
Max Roach – drums

Released: 1955
Recorded: August 10, 1954
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, California
Length: 36:58
Label: EmArcy
MG 36039

 

 

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