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Joy Spring [Proper Box]

Joy Spring [Proper Box]


Joy Spring is a four-CD, budget-priced box set from the folks at Proper in the United Kingdom. This is a pretty handsome overview that touches on all aspects of Clifford Brown's mighty but tragically brief career. Disc one, "Dial B Fr Beauty" contains sides he cut in 1952 as a member of Chris Powell and the Blue Flames; documents from his stint with Tadd Dameron; tracks from a short-lived quintet with Lou Donaldson, Elmo Hope, Percy Heath, and Philly Joe Jones in 1953, and sides recorded when he was part of J.J. Johnson's Septet -- all these sides virtually chronicle Brown's ascent into the jazz world and serve, so to speak, as a showcase for the first three sides he cut on his own, in a band that included Charlie Rouse, Art Blakey, John Lewis, Gigi Gryce, and Heath, with material arranged by Quincy Jones. Standout cuts are "Wail Bait," and "Hymn of the Orient," as well as Dameron's "Choose Now." Disc two, entitled "Conception," begins with Brown's own sextet and his versions of "Cherokee," and "Brownie Eyes." Later in '53, Brown played with Art Farmer in Sweden, and with a European orchestra that included a number of stalwarts like Walter Williams, Gryce, and Pierre Michelot, with Jones writing the charts. But the coolest stuff here are the sides cut with the Brown/Gryce sextet and octet, these also commence disc three, entitled "Clifford's Axe," which straddles September of 1953 to October of that same year. Disc three is rounded out with the first-ever-performances-on-record of the Clifford Brown-Max Roach quintet as they cut "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm" and "Sunset." The final CD in this package is devoted almost exclusively to this last group of musicians -- the Clifford Brown-Max Roach quintet -- documenting the various phases they went through in 1954. From "Dahoud" and "Delilah" to "Jor Du" and their stellar read of "Parisian Thoroughfare." The box set closes with a cut from Sarah Vaughan backed by Brown, Roy Haynes, Paul Quinichette, Herbie Mann, Jimmy Jones, Ernie Wilkins, and Joe Benjamin, on a lovely version of "You're Not the Kind" with a sweet and moving Brown solo. This is a fine introduction to Brown, nicely priced, with decent sound, and it makes a great companion to the excellent Emarcy LPs of the Brown-Roach bands. ~ Thom Jurek, Rovi

  • Condition: --
    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
    • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
    • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
    Conditions Guide
  • Format: Compact Disc
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  • Label: Proper Box (UK)
  • UPC: 805520020862
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Track listings

  • Disc 1:
  • 1. Ida Red
  • 2. I Come From Jamaica
  • 3. Bellarosa
  • 4. Carvin' The Rock
  • 5. Cookin'
  • 6. Brownie Speaks
  • 7. De Dah
  • 8. You Go To My Head
  • 9. Philly J.J.
  • 10. Choose Now
  • 11. Dial B For Beauty
  • 12. Theme Of No Repeat
  • 13. Capri
  • 14. Turnpike
  • 15. Sketch One
  • 16. Get Happy
  • 17. Wail Bait
  • 18. Hymn Of The Orient
  • 19. Minor Mood
  • Disc 2:
  • 1. Brownie Eyes
  • 2. Cherokee
  • 3. Easy Living
  • 4. Stockholm Sweetnin'
  • 5. 'scuse These Bloos
  • 6. Fallin In Love With Love
  • 7. Lover Come Back To Me
  • 8. Brown Skins
  • 9. Deltitnu
  • 10. Keeing Up With Jonesy
  • 11. Conception
  • 12. All The Things You Are
  • 13. I Cover The Waterfront
  • 14. Goofin' With Me
  • 15. Quickstep
  • 16. Bum's Rush
  • 17. Chez Moi
  • Disc 3:
  • 1. Minority
  • 2. Salute To The Band Box
  • 3. Strictly Romantic
  • 4. Baby
  • 5. All Weird
  • 6. Blue And Brown
  • 7. I Can Dream, Can't I?
  • 8. Song Is You, The
  • 9. Come Rain Or Come Shine
  • 10. It Might As Well Be Spring
  • 11. You're A Lucky Guy
  • 12. Introduction
  • 13. All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
  • 14. Tenderly
  • 15. Sunset Eyes
  • 16. Clifford's Axe
  • 17. Sweet Clifford
  • Disc 4:
  • 1. Delilah
  • 2. (I Don't Stand A) Ghost Of A Chance
  • 3. Joy Spring
  • 4. Stompin' At The Savoy
  • 5. Mildama
  • 6. Daahoud
  • 7. Bones For Jones
  • 8. Tiny Capers
  • 9. Jor Du
  • 10. I Can't Get Started
  • 11. I Get A Kick Out Of You
  • 12. Parisian Thoroughfare
  • 13. You're Not The Kind
 
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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