A great follow up to the legendary Study In Brown
album – featuring work recorded by Clifford Brown
in the 50s, but not issued until nearly 30 years later, in this Japanese-collected batch of rare material! As with the original album, the core group on the record features Clifford Brown
on trumpet, Max Roach on drums, Richie Powell on piano, and George Morrow on bass – plus Harold Land on most of the tenor tracks, replaced by Sonny Rollins on a few more – showing a shift that would occur in the group shortly after Brown
's death. The focus is a bit more strongly on Clifford Brown
's trumpet work than some of the other Brown
Roach albums – but is still a great group effort overall – and tracks are shortish and very tight, with titles that include "The Blues Walk", "Jordu", "Mildama", "Land's End", and "Junior's Arrival".
(Out of print, mid-90s Rainbow CD pressing – includes obi.)