All-Analog 180g Vinyl LP of Clifford Brown and Max Roach's Study In Brown Remastered from the Original Analog Tapes, Pressed at QRP, and Housed in Stoughton Gatefold Jacket
When these nine sides were cut in February 1955, trumpeter Clifford Brown was not even 25 years old, but he'd already emerged as jazz's greatest trumpeter this side of Miles Davis. Whereas Davis made his mark through conception, composition, and cool tones, Brown was a blowing, blaring, blistering fire who navigated chord changes without a second's pause.
This record gives listeners plenty of chance to marvel at his fleet improvisations and sharp tone, which remarkably never lost its fullness at any speed. The m.o. of the quintet was pretty well set at this point: reinvigorated standards augmented by crafty introductions and taken at full bore; sprite originals with complex melodies; and an urgency unmatched in jazz before or since. Pianist Richie Powell and tenor Harold Land admirably keep pace with the leaders.
This all-analog 180g vinyl LP reissue was mastered from the original analog tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound, pressed at QRP, and comes housed in a Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket.
Clifford Brown, trumpet
Max Roach, drums
Harold Land, tenor saxophone
Richie Powell, piano
George Morrow, bass
• All-analog 180g vinyl LP
• Acoustic Sounds Series reissues from Verve/Universal Music Enterprises
• Two monthly releases highlighting Verve's historic and best jazz records
• Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog tapes
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Stoughton Printing gatefold old-style tip-on jacket
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