Clifford Brown and Max Roach Quintet – At Basin Street
The combined energy from trumpeter Clifford Brown, drummer Max Roach and tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins was like the mix of Grand Marnier, Red Bull and Hennessy. At Basin Street rushes off with “What is This Thing Called Love” and never lets up. Brown and Rollins blow like men on fire over Roach’s charging power. Five months after the recordings, Brown’s unfortunate death in a car accident terminated their collaboration. Brown was only twenty-five.