Complete Studio Recordings

Clifford Brown Sonny Rollins Max Roach Quintet

One of the Greatest Units in Jazz History

The “Clifford Brown-Sonny Rollins-Max Roach Quintet”, as recorded at three sessions in early 1956.

Personnel:

Clifford Brown, trumpet,
Sonny Rollins, tenor sax
Richie Powell, piano
George Morrow, bass
Max Roach, drums

In one of the great tragedies in jazz history, Richie Powell, Clifford Brown and Powell’s wife Nancy were killed in a car accident just six months after these sessions was recorded.

What you’re hearing here is the total recorded output of the group.

Tracks 1-9 were recorded in New York, on January 4 and February 16, 1956.

Tracks 10-14 were recorded in Hackensack, New Jersey on March 22, 1956.

Play List:

01 Gertrude’s Bounce
02 Step Lightly (Junior’s Arrival)
03 Powell’s Prances
04 I’ll Remember April
05 Time
06 The Scene is Clean
07 Flossie Lou
08 What is This Thing Called Love?
09 Love is a Many Splendored Thing
10 I Feel A Song Comming On
11 Pent-Up Hours
12 Valse Hot
13 Kiss and Run
14 Count Your Blessings