The Brown & Roach Quintet records ‘Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street’ for Emarcy (1956)

‘Clifford Brown and Max Roach at Basin Street’ is the last album (aka ‘At Basin Street’) officially recorded the Brown & Roach Quintet on January 4 & February 16-17, 1956 and released in 1956 By Emarcy.

Track Listing : 1.What Is This Thing Called Love? (Cole Porter) – 07:33 . 2.Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing (Sammy Fain, Paul Francis Webster) – 04:46 . 3.I’Ll Remember April (Gene De Paul, Patricia Johnston, Don Raye) – 09:15 . 4.Step Lightly (Junior’S Arrival) (Benny Golson) – 03:33 . 5.Powell’S Prances (Richie Powell) – 03:29 . 6.Time (Richie Powell) – 05:06 . 7.The Scene Is Clean (Tadd Dameron) – 06:06

Musicians : Clifford Brown – Trumpet . Sonny Rollins – Tenor Saxophone . Richie Powell – Piano, Celesta . George Morrow – Double Bass . Max Roach – Drums

Production : Produced By Bob Shad

Recorded On January 4 And February 16-17, 1956.

Released In 1956 By Emarcy.

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Wondering Sound
There is no question that the Clifford BrownMax Roach Quintet was the best working ensemble relationship Sonny Rollins experienced before (and briefly at the same time as) he went out under his own name, […]

Zappaholic
Max Roach and Clifford Brown switching tenor saxophonists to Sonny Rollins was a step in the right direction. Brown and Roach push each other to near-orgasmic heights on At Basin Street. While Rollins might have contributed another big name to their band, listening to the album makes me believe he wasn’t quite the right choice. […]

MusicWeb International
Although nobody knew it at the time, this was probably the start of Hard Bop as delivered by Art Blakey’s Band up to the time of his recent death. Personally I still find this the most exciting jazz I have heard and whilst the music has run up many ‘alley ways’ since, it is still where it seems to refocus after the detour. […]

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