Memorial (Clifford Brown album)

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Memorial
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Studio album by Clifford Brown
Released 1956
Recorded June 11, 1953
New York City
September 15, 1953
Stockholm
Genre Jazz
Length 45:00
Label Prestige
PRLP 7055
Clifford Brown chronology
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Memorial is a 1956 jazz album by late trumpeter Clifford Brown. It was originally released on the Prestige label as PRLP 7055. It principally includes fast bop pieces, also arranged for a brass section. Ira Gitler, who was supervising session for Prestige label at the time, confessed he was greatly impressed by Brown: "When Brownie stood up and took his first solo on "Philly J J", I nearly fell off my seat in the control room. The power, range and brilliance together with the warmth and invention was something that I hadn't heard since Fats Navarro" Tracks 1-4 were recorded abroad with a Swedish All Star Group. Tracks 5-9 were recorded in New York as a Tadd Dameron led 10 inch LP minus the alternate take. Clifford and Benny Golson were the only horn soloists.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Stockholm Sweetnin'" (Quincy Jones) - 5:29
  2. "'Scuse These Blues" (Quincy Jones) - 4:29
  3. "Falling in Love With Love" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) - 5:25
  4. "Lover Come Back to Me" (Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II) - 5:22
  5. "Philly J J" (Tadd Dameron) - 5:14
  6. "Dial 'B' for Beauty" (Dameron) - 4:37
  7. "Theme of No Repeat" (Dameron) - 5:23
  8. "Choose Now" [#1] (Dameron) - 4:57
  9. "Choose Now" [#2] (Dameron) - 3:26

Tracks 1 – 4 recorded on September 15, 1953 in Stockholm and Tracks 5 – 9 recorded on June 11, 1953 in New York City

Personnel[edit]

On tracks 1-4 - (also released as Clifford Brown and Art Farmer with The Swedish All Stars)

On tracks 5-9 - (also released as A Study In Dameronia)

Production[edit]

  • Quincy Jones - supervision (on tracks 1 – 4)
  • Ira Gitler - supervision (on tracks 5 – 9)
  • Doug Hawkins - engineer (on tracks 5 – 9)


References[edit]

  1. ^ Original liner notes