Friday, June 30, 2006

Forget James Dean

Norm Geras links to yesterday's Guardian article on jazz trumpet genius Clifford Brown, who was killed in a car wreck 50 years ago at age 25. But here's a much better June 26 Wapo article that includes a retelling of The Mystery of Clifford's Last Jam.

Update: One respects Miles, one loves Brownie.

Update II: Both newspapers' headlines are sub-par, but the Post's is really bad: "Unmuted awe?" Beeeyarrrrf.

Update III: Anybody (else) think I'm posting about Clifford just to salvage some cred after the previous post, which inexplicably mentions Hall and Oates?

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