Joy Spring

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"Joy Spring"
Song by Clifford Brown and Max Roach from the album Clifford Brown & Max Roach
Released December 1954 (1954-12)
Recorded August 1954
Studio Capitol, Los Angeles
Genre Jazz
Length 6:52
Composer(s) Clifford Brown
Lyricist(s) Jon Hendricks

"Joy Spring" is a jazz composition by Clifford Brown and is his signature song. The first recording was the one realized at Capitol Recording Studios, in Los Angeles in July 1954[1] (published posthumously in the 1988 Pacific Jazz Records's album Clifford Brown - Jazz Immortal CDP 7 46850 2 featuring Zoot Sims), the following month he created another version with Max Roach, published in the album Clifford Brown & Max Roach. Brown composed the song in honor of his wife Larue Anderson, whom he called his "joy spring".[2]

History[edit]

There is an anecdote tied to this composition. Larue Anderson was a classical music student and had chosen "Classics versus Jazz" as her thesis, in which she wanted to prove the superiority of classical music over jazz. Her friend Max Roach introduced her to Clifford, who took her aside and said: "Honey, the whole world is not built around tonic / dominant." He convinced her to the point that she became a jazz devotee.[3]

Personnel[edit]

Covers[edit]

In 1985 Jon Hendricks wrote a lyric to Brown's music and the song was performed and published by Manhattan Transfer on their album Vocalese with the title Sing Joy Spring.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clifford Brown Featuring Zoot Sims – Jazz Immortal on Discogs Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  2. ^ Spellman, A.B. and Murray Horwitz. (June 10, 2005) Max Roach: 'Clifford Brown and Max Roach' NPR Retrieved on 2016-10-24.
  3. ^ Spellman, A.B. and Murray Horwitz. (June 10, 2005) Max Roach: 'Clifford Brown and Max Roach' NPR Retrieved on 2016-10-24.
  4. ^ Stan Getz - The Dolphin on Discogs
  5. ^ Joy Spring (The Swinging Side Of Larry Coryell) su Discogs