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June 26th, 2012
thesmithian

Clifford Brown's death in a car accident at the age of 25 was one of the great tragedies in jazz history. Already ranking with Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis as one of the top trumpeters in jazz…

Brown died on this day in 1956.

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art: photo of Clifford Brown by Herman Leonard in NYC, 1954

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  10. johnmumbles said: Thank you. I was just reminded of this while listening to KPLU, (Tacoma Wa. NPR affiliate) earlier today.
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    Rest in Awesome, Clifford.
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    Delaware’s Finest
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    I love this mans sound. So sweet and joyful.
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