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Symphony In G Major, Op. 11, No. 1-Allegro

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The 1954 recording called Clifford Brown & Max Roach will be featured on The Listeinnig Party this Saturday starting at 10pm. Hear this classic album from beginnig to end and see why it is considerd by many to be a 5-star recording.

Clifford Brown & Max Roach is a 1954 album by influential jazz musicians Clifford Brown and Max Roach as part of the Clifford Brown and Max Roach Quintet, described by The New York Times as "perhaps the definitive bop group until Mr. Brown's fatal automobile accident in 1956.

The album is one of several that resulted from the partnership between Roach and Brown after Roach invited Brown in New York City to join him in creating a band.[9] Brown and Roach together selected additional musicians to comprise the quintet from among the jazz musicians currently active in Hollywood. The band's early line-ups included Sonny Stitt, Teddy Edwards, Carl Perkins and George Bledsoe, but by the time the first of these sessions was recorded in August 1954, they had been replaced by the more long-term line-up of Clifford Brown, Harold Land and Richie Powell, the brother of jazz luminary Bud Powell. The band was prominent in the jazz scene; Land, brought in when predecessor Edwards declined to tour with the group, experienced an enormous increase in his reputation in the jazz world, while Land's successor (Sonny Rollins) would be springboarded by the visible position into superstardom.