Clifford Brown The EmArcy Master Takes, Volume 2 (3-CD)

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  • Number of Discs: 3
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  • Label: Verve Select

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Introduction - (featuring Dinah Washington)
  • 2.What Is This Thing Called Love - (featuring Dinah Washington)
  • 3.I've Got You Under My Skin - (featuring Dinah Washington)
  • 4.No More - (featuring Dinah Washington)
  • 5.Move - (featuring Dinah Washington)
  • 6.Darn That Dream - (featuring Dinah Washington)
  • 7.You Go To My Head - (featuring Dinah Washington)

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Medley: My Funny Valentine / Don't Worry 'Bout Me / Bess, You Is My Woman Now / It Might As Well Be Spring - (featuring Dinah Washington)
  • 2.Lover Come Back To Me - (featuring Dinah Washington)
  • 3.Medley: Alone Together / Summertime / Come Rain Or Come Shine - (featuring Dinah Washington)
  • 4.Crazy He Calls me - (featuring Dinah Washington)
  • 5.There Is No Greater Love - (featuring Dinah Washington)
  • 6.I'll Remember April - (featuring Dinah Washington)

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Lullaby Of Birdland - (featuring Sarah Vaughan)
  • 2.April In Paris - (featuring Sarah Vaughan)
  • 3.He's My Guy - (featuring Sarah Vaughan)
  • 4.Jim - (featuring Sarah Vaughan)
  • 5.You're Not The Kind - (featuring Sarah Vaughan)
  • 6.Embraceable You - (featuring Sarah Vaughan)
  • 7.I'm Glad There Is You - (featuring Sarah Vaughan)
  • 8.September Song - (featuring Sarah Vaughan)
  • 9.It's Crazy - (featuring Sarah Vaughan)
  • 10.Don't Explain - (featuring Helen Merrill)
  • 11.You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - (featuring Helen Merrill)
  • 12.What's New - (featuring Helen Merrill)
  • 13.Falling Love With Love - (featuring Helen Merrill)
  • 14.Yesterdays - (featuring Helen Merrill)
  • 15.Born To Be Blue - (featuring Helen Merrill)
  • 16.'S Wonderful - (featuring Helen Merrill)

Product Description:

Liner Note Author: Aaron Cohen.
Recording information: Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA (08/14/1954); New York, NY (08/14/1954); Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA (12/16/1954/12/18/1954); New York, NY (12/16/1954/12/18/1954); Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA (12/22/1954/12/24/1954); New York, NY (12/22/1954/12/24/1954).
Photographers: Francis Wolff; Chuck Stewart.
The 2012 Clifford Brown three-disc anthology The EmArcy Master Takes, Vol. 2: The Singers Sessions collects all of the tracks Brown recorded with vocalists Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, and Helen Merrill during one magical five-month period in 1954. All of these sessions are now considered classic recordings and landmarks in the careers of each singer, as well as legendary trumpeter Brown. Coming off a four-year ascent that found him moving from working as a sideman with the R&B band the Blue Flames in 1951, to playing as a member of the Lionel Hampton band in 1953, to co-leading his innovative quartet with drummer Max Roach in 1954, Brown was a bona fide star by the mid-'50s and considered by many, including trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, to be the best trumpeter of his generation. Tragically, Brown's career was cut short when he died in a car accident in 1956. Thankfully, Brown was well recorded before his death, and these sessions display both his adept gift for virtuosic improvisation and empathetic ear for subtle, tender accompaniment of vocalists. Having already begun developing a strong group aesthetic -- later showcased on its own EmArcy recordings in 1954 -- that mixed thoughtful arrangements with adventurous improvisation, the Brown and Roach band was a superb choice for showcasing singers where arrangements and strong dynamic shifts are central to a good performance. Backing the vocalists here are not just the Brown/Roach band with tenor saxophonist Harold Land and pianists Richie Powell and Junior Mance, but also lineups including such stellar musicians as tenor saxophonist Paul Quinichette, flutist Herbie Mann, drummer Roy Haynes, bassists Milt Hinton and Oscar Pettiford, and, as on the Merrill sessions, arrangements by Quincy Jones. Featuring a hardbound book with photos of the original front and back album covers, as well as new liner notes from Down Beat magazine's Aaron Cohen, The Singers Sessions is essential listening for both Brown fans and jazz vocal fans alike. ~ Matt Collar

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