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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 jazz 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…

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  • best team
  • cliffie and maxie are best thing happened to this world in the 50s
  • they come from another planet
  • http://www.facebook.com/WaltzMeBlues http://waltzmeblues.tumblr.com/
  • Found this in John Riley's recommended listening at the end of "The Art of Bop Drumming" and now I'm hooked.
  • best trumpet and drummer ever
  • Great music.
  • very nice sounds
  • 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 !!!
  • Such a huge sound for a quintet.

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