An amazing early document of two musical geniuses – trumpeter Clifford Brown, then playing to great fame with the Max Roach group, and young saxophone genius Eric
Dolphy, yet to make his mark on music with the Chico Hamilton combo! The tapes were recorded live at Dolphy's house in 1954 – and although the quality is a bit rough at times, the playing is extremely compelling – especially when comparing the sweetness of Brownie's trumpet to the harder edges of Dolphy's alto sax. The first 2 numbers feature Dolphy playing with the Brown/
Roach group with Richie Powell on piano and Harold Land on tenor sax – followed by 3 more tunes with Land, Brown, and Dolphy, plus additional unnamed players. The set's completed by a spare number that has Clifford Brown soloing next to an unnamed pianist – and the total CD features 72 minutes of music, with titles that include "Deception", "Fine & Dandy", "Unknown Original Tune", "Crazeology", and "Old Folks".
(Out of print.)