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At Basin Street
Clifford Brown, Max Roach Quintet
At Basin Street
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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The Clifford Brown-Max Roach quintet was already one of the best in modern jazz, but when they added Sonny Rollins to the fray in late 1955, it became a lineup for the ages. Basin Street, recorded in early 1956, marks the ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Clifford Brown, Max Roach Quintet
Title: At Basin Street
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1956
Re-Release Date: 10/25/1990
Album Type: Live
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 042281464829

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The Clifford Brown-Max Roach quintet was already one of the best in modern jazz, but when they added Sonny Rollins to the fray in late 1955, it became a lineup for the ages. Basin Street, recorded in early 1956, marks the studio debut of Rollins with the band, and the result is a supercharged highlight of the postbop era. The three furiously paced standards that kick off the set feature superb blowing and crafty arrangements that offer spontaneous intros and rhythmic shifts. Of special note are the contributions of pianist Richie Powell, Bud's younger brother, who not only adds three excellent compositions (the intricate "Powell's Prances," the poignant "Time," and the irresistibly catchy "Gertrude's Bounce"), but also proves himself to be a standout soloist and accompanist. Of course, Brown's bright tone and remarkably fluid ideas are in full bloom as well. Sadly, the quintet would record only once more (Plus 4, issued under Rollins's name) before the June 1956 accident that claimed the lives of Brown and Powell. --Marc Greilsamer

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Great, but not a live concert
mistermaxxx@yahoo.com | 03/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I agree this is a great cd. But don't let the title fool you, this is not a live (concert) recording. But that makes it even beter-no crowd noise to spoil it!"
NOT A LIVE RECORDING, Amazon peeps!!!
JediSushiChef | Western U.S. | 12/01/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Amazon bozos once again didn't do their homework and listed this as a live recording, which it isn't.

I REPEAT, THIS IS NOT A LIVE RECORDING. It's a studio recording, and an excellent date at that...also, enter Sonny Rollins.

This is an excellent record, although I'd rate their first eponymous collaboration together as the better of the two."
Fantastic
mistermaxxx@yahoo.com | usa | 12/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"it's one thing to have a Musician on his way to becoming a All Time Great&it's another to team Up a Great Talent with a Fellow Great Talent&have there Souls Blend as one&leave such a strong mark&endless possiblitys of what could have been. nowadays artists Colab all the time with mixed results. but back in the day you put the best with the best and you got results such as this. the arrangements are top notch as well. Clifford Brown was the truth on Trumpet. he died so young but left a lasting impression. He was that Cat that Miles&Dizzy had to keep a extra pair of eyes&ears on. Max Roach has incredible timing on the Drums. His Rhythm&Timing are top notch. He has Groove in there&has nice solos on here. on Flossie Lou" at the 3:15 Mark Roach has some nice rolls going on. Sonny Rollins plays on here on the Sax. he has always had his own sound on the Sax. Richie Powell left his mark on the Piano Here. George Morrow on the Bass. i enjoy the Cole Porter Cover of "what is this thing called Love? &also Love is a many splended thing. this is the kind of album that pairs together Musicians that truly compliment one another really well. sadly we didn't get more,but this is some Great talent that is timeless."