Clifford Brown, Jazz Trumpeter


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Clifford Brown, one of most talented jazz trompeter in jazz history

Clifford Benjamin Brown (October 30, 1930 - June 26, 1956) was an American jazz trumpeter. He died at the age of 25 in a car accident, leaving behind four years' worth of recordings. He was also a composer of note: three of his compositions,"Sandu", "Joy Spring" and "Daahoud", have become jazz standards.
Brown won the Down Beat critics' poll for New Star of the Year in 1954; he was inducted into the Down Beat "Jazz Hall of Fame" in 1972 in the critics' poll. He influenced later jazz trumpeters such as Booker Little, Freddie Hubbard, and Lee Morgan.

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