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Friday Listening: 13

Clifford Brown ranks as one of the all-time great jazz trumpet players. Brown died tragically young, aged just 25, in a car accident and left behind only 4 years worth of recordings. Despite this, his influence and impact on the world of jazz is considerable.

The below recording of his composition "Joy Spring" is probably his most famous and recognisable work, and for good reason. Brown's solo in this performance is a great example of how easy and natural he was able to make his improvisations sound- nothing is forced.

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