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Clifford Brown (October 30, 1930 – June 26, 1956), aka "Brownie," was an American jazz trumpeter. He died aged 25 in a car accident, leaving behind only four years' worth of recordings. Nonetheless, he had a considerable influence on later jazz trumpet players, including Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan, Booker Little, and Freddie Hubbard, among others. He was also a composer of note: two of his compositions, "Joy Spring" and "Daahoud", have become jazz standards.

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  • Such a shame that he died so young, he was one of the greats. I really love the albums he recorded with Max Roach.
  • Cliff! Incredible trumpeter. The best.....
  • Genious
  • A shooting star, indeed.
  • Probably the warmest, most fluent and most charming trumpeter in the bop realm. His lungs were capable of inhale plain ulgy air and transform it in the biggest musical magic.
  • It's a nice change , Mellow sound easy listening I enjoy jazz.
  • cool sound
  • Pretty digest hard bop. Usually I have enough after few minutes, this jazz is addictive.
  • Jazz could have gone a totally different direction if not for one shitty, rainy night. (2)
  • 4 years, 4ever [2]

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