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Clifford Brown: The Life and Art of the Legendary Jazz Trumpeter

Nick Catalano


Although he died in a tragic car accident at the age of 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 a leading influence on contemporary jazz musicians. This book gives us a major biography of this musical giant. Based on extensive interviews with Clifford Brown's family, friends, and fellow jazz musicians, here is a fascinating portrait of a remarkable musician. The book depicts Brown's early life, showing how he developed a facility and dazzling ... More

Keywords: Clifford Brown, jazz musician, trumpet player, jazz, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Brown-Roach Quintet, Sonny Rollins, Lionel Hampton

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780195144000
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144000.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nick Catalano, author
Performing Arts Director and Professor of Music and Literature at Pace University, Pleasantville