|A complete previously unissied performance by the Brown-Roach Quintet!
Includes the only existing version of "After You've Gone" by Clifford Brown.
On November 7, 1955, the Max Roach-Clifford Brown Quintet appeared at a South Chicago bar called the Bee Hive. That performance was privately recorded and subsequently issued by Max Roach himself after Clifford's tragic death. It was not, however, the first time the Quintet performed at the Bee Hive. Privately preserved on a protable non-professional tape recorder, the previously unknown gig issed here dates back to June 30, 1955, and presents the group withits second tenor player, Harold Land, who Rollins would replace in NOvember.
As a bonus, included here is another complete performance, which was also privately taped. Although this concert was previously issued, it is extremely rare, as it was only previously included on a long unavailable and out of print 1982 LP entitled "Pure Genius".
Disc One and Disc Two 1-2: Clifford Brown (trumpet); Harold Land (tenor sax); Richie Powell (piano); George Morrow (bass); Max Roach (drums). Recorded at the Bee Hive, Chicago, IL on June 30, 1955
Disc Two 3-7: Clifford Brown (trumpet); Sonny Rollins (tenor sax); Richie Powell (piano); George Morrow (bass); Max Roach (drums). Recorded live in New York, February 1956.
Disc One: After You've Gone, Blues, Jordu, The Song Is You
Disc Two: Ballad Medley (My Funny Valentine, Darn That Dream, It Might As Well Be Spring);
What Am I Here For?, I'll Remember April, What's New, Daahoud, Lover Man, 52nd Street Theme