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Quincy Jones

Clifford's self­assuredness in his playing reflected the mind and soul of a blossoming young artist who would have rightfully taken his place next to Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and other leaders in jazz. The record companies owe it to the future of jazz to make every possible fragment of the beautiful musical gifts Clifford gave the world with unbounded love.

Liner notes, Jams 2 (EmArcy 195 J 2), by Kiyoshi Koyama

Selected portions reprinted courtesy of the Clifford Brown Jazz Foundation

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