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I Remember Clifford (song)

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"I Remember Clifford" is an instrumental jazz threnody written by jazz tenor saxophonist Benny Golson in memory of Clifford Brown, the influential and highly regarded jazz trumpeter who died in an auto accident at the age of 25. Brown and Golson had done a stint in Lionel Hampton's band together. The original recording was by Donald Byrd in January 1957.[1]

Arturo Sandoval recorded the album I Remember Clifford as a tribute to Brown, who was a great influence on Sandoval; it features Golson's tune.

Notable recordings


  1. ^ Blumenthal, Bob (2004) In The Complete Argo/Mercury Art Farmer/Benny Golson/Jazztet Sessions [CD liner notes]. p. 3. Mosaic.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Gioia, Ted (2012). The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire. New York City: Oxford University Press. pp. 179–180. ISBN 978-0-19-993739-4.
  3. ^ Carmen McRae – Carmen for Cool Ones at AllMusic. Retrieved 2010-06-30.
  4. ^ Helen Merrill – Brownie: Homage to Clifford Brown at AllMusic. Retrieved 2010-06-30.
  5. ^ Sarah Vaughan – Live in Prague 1978 at AllMusic. Retrieved 2010-06-30.
  6. ^ Mercury Records Discography: 1957 – jazzdisco.org. Retrieved 2010-06-30.

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