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Clifford Brown (Wilmington, DE, October 30th, 1930 - Pennsylvania, June 26th, 1956) was an American jazz trumpeter. Maxwell Lemuel Roach (New York, January 10th, 1924 - New York, August 16, 2007) was an American percussionist, drummer and composer.

Brown and Roach co-led a hard bop quintet from 1954 to 1956, with pianist Richie Powell (Bud Powell's younger brother) and bassist George Morrow. The line-up also included a tenor saxophonist: Harold Land for a time, then Sonny Rollins. The Brown-Roach quintet… read more

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  • Avatar for Marxism1
    best team
  • Avatar for lkuann
    cliffie and maxie are best thing happened to this world in the 50s
  • Avatar for THXmille138
    they come from another planet
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  • Avatar for C.H.U.D.
    Found this in John Riley's recommended listening at the end of "The Art of Bop Drumming" and now I'm hooked.
  • Avatar for bernarducs
    best trumpet and drummer ever
  • Avatar for barryvs
    Great music.
  • Avatar for LanFill
    very nice sounds
  • Avatar for bpooler2
    Max Roach was the finest rhythmic drummer on the planet....I'm sure that he could have drummed a tune alone, without accompaniment.......A top spot in bops hall of fame !!!
  • Avatar for pillfeast
    Such a huge sound for a quintet.

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