It was 50 years ago today

June 26, 2006

Clifford Brown died 50 years ago today.

If you know who he was, you know why that was a goddamn tragedy. And if you don’t know who he was, well, you’re living proof that it was a goddamn tragedy.

He’s not even in the same class as Robert Johnson or Kurt Cobain (or Len Bias, for that matter), since he didn’t play a part in his untimely demise.

But as you listen to his recorded legacy, don’t weep over what might have been, just celebrate what was.

Song of the Moment: «I Get a Kick out of You» — Clifford Brown

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