The Clifford Brown Box

The Clifford Brown Box

Esoteric  ESSE-90223/6 (4 discs)

Mono Hybrid


Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Max Roach with Clifford Brown

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Comment by Steven Harrison - July 18, 2020 (1 of 3)

In the past I have not considered the Esoteric jazz releases, as they have mostly all been available as sacd's elsewhere, and for a lot less cost. But the Clifford Brown Box was different, as only the Sarah Vaughan disc had been a sacd release long ago and now costs a lot. This set sold out very quickly at the Japanese buying service, Buyee, which is unusual for a jazz set. Thus it will be a quick sell out elsewhere as well.
I already have 2 of the 4 discs as Verve Master Edition cd's, but I never hesitated to purchase this set. They are all superb!! I never heard 1954/5 mono discs sound so good. And to top it all off you get a Dinah Washington sacd, the only one ever. I remember Dinah. I heard her sing "What a difference a day makes" on the radio when I was a kid. It was not my kind of music then, but I'd love to hear it again. It's not on the disc, but doesn't matter. Pity what happened to Dinah.
If you like 50"s jazz music, this set is a must! And I haven't even mentioned Clifford. A Legend.

Comment by breydon_music - July 18, 2020 (2 of 3)

Don't forget the early Verve SACD of "What a Difference a Day Makes" - it's listed on this site. It's very expensive through the Amazons now but try raising a saved search on e-Bay and your patience may be rewarded.

Comment by Steven Harrison - July 18, 2020 (3 of 3)

Thanks for the reminder. There are quite a few available in various places.