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Clifford Brown : the life and art of the legendary jazz trumpeter

Author: Nick Catalano
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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"Although he died in a tragic car accident at twenty-five, Clifford Brown is widely considered one of the most important figures in the history of jazz, a trumpet player who ranks with Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis and is a leading influence on contemporary jazz musicians." "Based on extensive interviews with Clifford Brown's family, friends, and fellow jazz musicians, here is a portrait of a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Catalano, Nick.
Clifford Brown.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)639354815
Named Person: Clifford Brown; Clifford Brown, Musiker.; Clifford Brown; Clifford Brown
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Catalano
ISBN: 0195100832 9780195100839 0195144007 9780195144000
OCLC Number: 41070981
Description: xv, 208 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Brown family of Wilmington --
Boysie Lowery and Howard High --
On to Philadelphia --
The brink of disaster --
Rhythm 'n' blues --
The month of June --
European high jinks --
New York and home --
California surprise --
Brown and roach, Inc. --
Back to the East --
Into.
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Although he died in a tragic car accident at 25 Clifford Brown is widely considered one of the most important figures in the history of jazz, a trumpet player who ranks with Louis Armstrong, Dizzy  Read more...

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Nick Catalano has done a superb job. This is a first-rate biography that is wonderfully readable. Yorkshire Post

 
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