Bop trumpeter Clifford Brown with Max Roach on drums at Birdland, New York City, c. 1940s.
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Clifford Brown–Max Roach Quintet
Though Clifford Brown’s career was cut tragically short at age 26, his fresh and powerful voice on the trumpet—heard here with saxophonist Harold Land—placed him among the ranks of jazz’s greatest trumpet players. His quintet with drummer Max Roach was among the last great bop bands.