Brown and Roach, Inc.

Nick Catalano

in Clifford Brown

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780195144000
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849017 | DOI:
                   Brown and Roach, Inc.

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The month of August 1954 brought about the flowering of the Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet. With the personnel complete and Brown's new compositions in place, the time was ripe to record the new group and to develop plans for touring with it. With unbounded energy, the musicians launched into the recording studio. There would be seven sessions (including the second Pacific Jazz date) in less than two weeks. On Monday, August 2, the band walked into Capitol Recording Studios at EmArcy Records and recorded three tunes. The next morning, the quintet recorded Duke Jordan's “Jordu”, which has since become a jazz standard. The melody is harmonized with Brown and Harold Land. Richie Powell has an opportunity to play without the horns in a trio cut of “I'll String Along with You”. Before he left the group, Sonny Stitt had worked out an interesting approach to “I Get a Kick Out of You”. During the short breaks between recording dates and jam sessions, Brown finally had time to share with LaRue Anderson.

Keywords: Clifford Brown; Max Roach; musicians; music recording; quintet; LaRue Anderson; Capitol Recording Studios; EmArcy Records; jazz; Harold Land

Chapter.  5201 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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