Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street

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Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street
Cover of "Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street"
Studio album by Clifford Brown, Max Roach
Recorded January 4 and February 16-17, 1956
Genre Jazz, Hard Bop
Length 46:03
Label EmArcy, Verve, Trip Records (reissue)
Producer Bob Shad
Clifford Brown chronology
Clifford Brown & Max Roach
(1955)
Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street
(1956)
Max Roach chronology
The Charles Mingus Quartet plus Max Roach
(1955)
Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street
(1956)
Max Roach + 4
(1956)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street (aka At Basin Street) is a 1956 album by the Clifford Brown and Max Roach Quintet, the last album the quintet officially recorded.[2][3] It is also one of the last major albums Brown recorded before his untimely death later that year, followed only by Sonny Rollins Plus 4. The album was identified by Scott Yanow in his Allmusic essay "Hard Bop" as one of the 17 Essential Hard Bop Recordings.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks arranged by Richie Powell except 7.

  1. "What Is This Thing Called Love?" (Cole Porter) – 7:33
  2. "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing" (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster) – 4:46
  3. "I'll Remember April" (Gene de Paul, Patricia Johnston, Don Raye) – 9:15
  4. "Step Lightly (Junior's Arrival)" (Benny Golson) – 3:33
  5. "Powell's Prances" (Richie Powell) – 3:29
  6. "Time" (Richie Powell) – 5:06
  7. "The Scene Is Clean" (Tadd Dameron, arr. Dameron) – 6:06
    Bonus tracks included on the 2002 CD release:
  8. "Gertrude's Bounce" (Richie Powell) – 4:10
  9. "Flossie Lou" (Dameron) – 3:56
  10. "What Is This Thing Called Love?" – 8:24
  11. "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing" – 3:48
  12. "I'll Remember April" – 9:38
  13. "Flossie Lou" – 4:01

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street at AllMusic
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). London: Penguin Books. p. 182. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0. 
  4. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Hard Bop". - Allmusic. - accessed December 7, 2009.