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Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street

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.[3][4] Apart from Sonny Rollins Plus 4, it was the last studio album Brown and pianist Richie Powell recorded before their deaths in June that year. The album was identified by Scott Yanow in his Allmusic essay "Hard Bop" as one of the 17 Essential Hard Bop Recordings.[5]

Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street
Cover of "Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street"
Studio album by
Released1956
RecordedJanuary 4 and February 16-17, 1956
GenreJazz, Hard Bop
Length46:03
LabelEmArcy, Verve, Trip Records (reissue)
ProducerBob 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
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[2]

Track listingEdit

All tracks arranged by Richie Powell except 6.

  1. "What Is This Thing Called Love?" (Cole Porter) – 7:33
  2. "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing" (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster) – 4:13
  3. "I'll Remember April" (Gene de Paul, Patricia Johnston, Don Raye) – 9:13
  4. "Powell's Prances" (Richie Powell) – 3:28
  5. "Time" (Richie Powell) – 5:03
  6. "The Scene Is Clean" (Tadd Dameron, arr. Dameron) – 6:04
  7. "Gertrude's Bounce" (Richie Powell) – 4:09
    Bonus tracks included on the 2002 CD release:
  8. "Step Lightly (Junior's Arrival)" (Benny Golson) – 3:33
  9. "Flossie Lou" (Dameron) – 3:55
  10. "What Is This Thing Called Love? (alternate take)" – 8:18
  11. "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (breakdown)" – 0:45
  12. "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (alternate take)" – 3:53
  13. "I'll Remember April (breakdown)" – 1:25
  14. "I'll Remember April (alternate take)" – 9:42
  15. "Flossie Lou (alternate take)" – 4:00

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 31. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street at AllMusic
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). London: Penguin Books. p. 182. ISBN 978-0-14-103401-0.
  5. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Hard Bop". - Allmusic. - accessed December 7, 2009.