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Clifford Brown: Memorial Album (1953) 2001

Memorial Album (RVG edition)

Track list:

01. Bellarosa*
B5 02. Carvin’ the Rock
B3 03. Cookin’
B1 04. Brownie Speaks
B2 05. De-dah
B4 06. You Go To My Head
07. Carvin’ the Rock (alt tk #1)*
08. Cookin’*
09. Carvin’ the Rock (alt tk #2)*

A5 10. Wail Bait
A1 11. Hymn of the Orient
12. Brownie Eyes*
A4 13. Cherokee
A2 14. Easy Living
A3 15. Minor Mood
16. Wail Bait*
17. Cherokee*
18. Hymn of the Orient*

* bonus track, not part of original 12-inch album

Personnel:

#1-9:
Clifford Brown – trumpet
Lou Donaldson – alto-sax
Elmo Hope – piano
Percy Heath – bass
‘Philly’ Joe Jones – drums

#10-18:
Clifford Brown – trumpet
Gigi Gryce – alto-sax, flute
Charlie Rouse – tenor-sax
John Lewis – piano
Percy Heath – bass
Art Blakey – drums

Memorial Album (RVG edition) Inlay

Released: 1956
The original 12″ LP issue of tracks #02-06,10,11 and 13-15 was Blue Note BLP 1526
#01-06 originally issued on 10″ LP 5030 [1953, Lou Donaldson/Clifford Brown – New Faces-New Sounds]
#10-15 originally issued on BLP 5032 [1954, Clifford Brown – New Star on the Horizon]

#01-09 recorded at WOR Stdudios, New York City; June 9, 1953 (engineer: Doug Hawkins)
#10-18 recorded at Audio Video Studios, New York City; August 28, 1953 (engineer: Rudy van Gelder)

Producer: Alfred Lion

Liner notes: Leonard Feather

Photography: Francis Wolff

2001: RVG edition:
re-mastered 2001 by Rudy van Gelder
Re-issue Producer: Micahel Cuscuna
Liner Notes: Bob Blumenthal

New Faces - New Sounds

”   #01-09,17 & 18 are transferred from the original analog tapes.
The drop-outs on track 17 are in the original tape.
The low-level buzz on some of the June 9, 1953 selections is in the original tape.   “

”   Note: Because this CD does not conform in content to the original 12″ LP, we have not included the original liner notes.
The original LP mixed various sessions in incomplete form.
This CD re-issue presents the music of each session as it was recorded and in complete form.   “

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