Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street (aka At Basin Street) is a 1956 album by the Clifford Brown and Max Roach Quintet, the last album the quintet officially recorded. Apart from “Sonny Rollins Plus 4”, it was the last studio album Brown and pianist Richie Powell recorded before their deaths in June that year. The album was identified by Scott Yanow in “Hard Bop” as one of the 17 Essential Hard Bop Recordings. We couldn’t possibly agree more. Every single track is fully transcribed in this book so you can dig deep and visualize what he created.
This book is a part of the highly ambitious Erik Veldkamp project to completely transcribe every note Clifford Brown ever put on record. You get the full tunes, complete with chord changes, expertly engraved, and ready for you to drop the needle and play along to your favourite records. Check out the full song list below, play some samples for free to the left, then grab an immediate PDF download above.
1. What Is This Thing Called Love
2. Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
3. I’ll Remember April
4. Step Lightly (Junior’s Arrival)
5. Powell’s Prances
7. The Scene Is Clean
8. Gertrude’s Bounce
9. Flossie Lou
10. What Is This Thing Called Love (alt. take)
11. Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (alt. take)
12. I’ll Remember April (alt. take)
13. Flossie Lou (alt. take)