Clifford Brown


One of America's all-time best jazz trumpet players, CLIFFORD BROWN "...(1) apparently thinks at different structural levels simultaneously...(2) extracts melodic and harmonic patterns from the original piece and uses them as a means of structural development...(3) creates his own rhythmic patterns and uses them as a means of structural development...(4) creates pattern unity...(5) is not thinking just in terms of playing a variation of the original piece but rather exploiting and presenting the structure of the piece." quoted from Milton S. Stewart, "Structural Development in the Jazz Improvisational Technique of Clifford Brown." Jazzforschung (1974/75) p. 218.