Memorial Album is an album by Clifford Brown is made up of tracks recorded at two sessions in 1953 and originally released on the Blue Note label in September 1956. Apart from a few obscure recordings, the album represents the first tracks recorded under Brown’s leadership.
The 2001 RVG Edition of the album features a re-organized track listing and remastering. It also featured several alternate takes originally released as Alternate Takes in the U.S. and More Memorable Tracks in Japan as bonus tracks. The book here includes it all the original LP-mixed sessions in incomplete form, to present the music of each session as it was recorded and in full.
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.
2. Carvin’ the Rock
4. Brownie Speaks
6. You Go To My Head
7. Carvin’ the Rock (alt. take 1)
8. Cookin’ (alt. take)
9. Carvin’ the Rock (alt. take 2)
10. Wail Bait
11. Hymn of the Orient
12. Brownie Eyes
14. Easy Living
15. Minor Mood
16. Wail Bait (alt. take)
17. Cherokee (alt. take)
18. Hymn of the Orient (alt. take)