Sunday, March 23, 2008

Clifford Brown and Max Roach on Basin Street

This could be my favorite straight-ahead jazz album ever. An impeccable line-up: two rising stars in the front line - Clifford Brown, who died in a car crash soon after this recording, and Sonny Rollins, who went on to become the greatest sax player that ever lived (my opinion, no disrespect to Coltrane or Parker intended); Bud Powell's little genius brother Richie on the keys, and of course Mr. Roach himself on the traps. Music as God intended it to be played. I give it all the endorsements there are.
This is the original album, without the bonus tracks, alternate takes, and stuff.

Clifford Brown and Max Roach - Brown and Roach on Basin Street
REUP: 59mb on depositfiles
1. What Is This Thing Called Love
2. Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
3. I’ll Remember April
4. Powell’s Prances
5. Time
6. The Scene is Clean
7. Gertrude’s Bounce


  1. thanks from Croatia!

  2. Thank you from Detroit! What a great thing this site is.

    The NP Problem.

  3. Thanks for this. I agree about Sonny Rollins.
    I recently saw Charles Macpherson, and would rate him right up there at the top, too.

  4. great music!
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    for rare soul, jazz, funk, brazil & latin records!

  5. Great! I think Getz should be on your list. Thanks.

  6. I don't know why that is; I just checked it and sharebee is working and two of the links there are still good (rapidshare and megaupload). Try it again.