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.)