Clifford Brown

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

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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 Gillespie and Miles Davis, and a leading influence on contemporary jazz musicians. In this volume, Nick Catalano offers a major biography of the musician based on extensive interviews with Clifford Brown's family, friends and fellow jazz musicians. Catalano depicts Brown's early life, showing how he developed his technique; his meteoric rise in Philadelphia, where he played with many of the leading jazz players of the 1950s, including Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker; his tour of Europe with Lionel Hampton, which made him famous; and his formation of the Brown-Roach Quintet with prominent drummer Max Roach.
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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 408.23g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 8pp b&w plates
  • 0195100832
  • 9780195100839

About Nick Catalano

A University Performing Arts director and Professor of Music and Literature at Pace University, Dr. Nick Catalano has played, produced, taught and written about jazz throughout his life. He has also had an extensive television career as a writer-producer of films and documentaries. Dr. Catalano lives and writes in New York and East Hampton.
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Table of contents

1. The History of Crime Films. 2. Why they went bad: Criminology in Crime Films. 3. Cop Films. 4. Courtroom Films. 5. Prison and Execution Films. 6. The Heroes of Crime Films. 7. The Future of Crime Films. Appendix: Films Cited with Release Dates. References. Index
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