Personnel: Clifford Brown (trumpet); Arne Domnerus, Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone); Benny Golson (tenor saxophone); Lars Gullin, Oscar Estell (baritone saxophone); Idrees Sulieman, Art Farmer (trumpet); Herb Mullins, Ake Persson (trombone); Tadd Dameron, Bent Hallberg (piano); Gunnar Johnson, Percy Heath (bass); Philly Joe Jones, Jack Noren (drums).
Engineers include: Doug Hawkins.
Recorded in New York, New York on June 11, 1953; Stockholm, Sweden on September 15, 1953. Originally released on LP on Prestige (7055). Includes liner notes by Ira Gitler.
Digitally remastered by Joe Tarantino (Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
Trumpeter Clifford Brown is heard here in two unusual and unrelated sessions. On four selections, Brown is featured with arranger/pianist Tadd Dameron's Orchestra; other soloists include Benny Golson on tenor and altoist Gigi Gryce. The other date was recorded in Sweden while Brown was touring with Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra. Clifford Brown and fellow trumpeter Art Farmer play four Dameron arrangements with a Swedish group that includes altoist Arne Domnerus, baritonist Lars Gullin, and pianist Bengt Hallberg. Oscar Hammerstein II & Sigmund Romberg's "Lover Come Back to Me" really cooks and Brown and Farmer get to trade off in exciting fashion during Quincy Jones' "'Scuse These Blues." ~ Scott Yanow