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Although Lionel Hampton forbid his sidemen from recording during their trip to France in 1953, many of the musicians fortunately ignored his orders. Trumpeter Clifford Brown is heard on this album mostly with a big band actually put together by Gigi Gryce. A few of these tracks are excerpts but the two takes of “Brownskins” and “Keeping up with Jonesy” are fairly long as is a nearly eight-minute “Chez Moi.” What you find out when you listen to this album is that Brownie did not live long enough to record anything less than excellent.
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. Brown Skins (take 1)
2. Brown Skins (take 2)
3. Keeping Up With Jonesy (take 1)
4. Keeping Up With Jonesy (take 2)
5. Bum’s Rush
6. Chez Moi
7. All Weird (take 1)
8. All Weird (take 2)
9. No Start No End