Clifford Brown / Max Roach Quintet – Cherokee (1955)

This fast Cherokee is from the album Study in Brown by Clifford Brown / Max Roach Quintet , EmArcy Records, 1955. The album is one of several that resulted from the partnership between Roach and Brown after Roach invited Brown in New York to join him in creating a band.

A group also including tenor-saxophonist Harold Land, pianist Richie Powell and bassist George Morrow. One of the premiere early hard bop units, this band had unlimited potential. Highlights of this set are “Cherokee” (during which trumpeter Brownie is brilliant), “Swingin”‘ and “Sandu.” [source]

George Morrow (Bass)

Max Roach (Drums)

Richie Powel (Piano)

Harold Land (Tenor Saxophone)

Clifford Brown (Trumpet)


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