The biggest reason I look up too this man as a jazz musician is, well his skill of course, but he didn't do drugs and he didn't drink and he dispelled the myth that you needed to do drugs to be able to play soulfully. RIP Clifford.
Clifford died 14days before I was born.At the age of 16,I bought his album"The Beginning And The End".My favorite tunes were then"Night in Tunisia"and "Walkin'".Later I preferred his version of"It Might As Well Be Spring"which I loved to play onstage.Even I've hurd hundreds of jazzmen ,he still is my fav!
[url=http://www.last.fm/music/Clifford+Brown]Clifford Brown[/url] The [url=http://www.last.fm/festival/1542853+Clifford+Brown+Jazz+Festival%2C+Wilmington%2C+Delaware%2C+USA+-+FREE/]Free Clifford Brown Jazz Festival[/url], (Official site: [officialsite][url]http://www.cliffordbrownjazzfest.com[/url][/officialsite]) all week, June 14–20, 2010 in Wilmington, Delaware. If you will be anywhere near the U.S. Mid-Atlantic east coast, (New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C.) it's only 2 hours drive.
Wilmington, Delaware, (where Brownie was born and is buried), hosts an annual jazz fest in his honor. Citifest, the cities arts commission, sponsors the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, a FREE week long event held mostly in outdoor venues at various locations in Wilmington.