Gary Giddins
July 17, 1992 AT 04:00 AM EDT

I Remember Clifford

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Arturo Sandoval
Producers
GRP
genre
Jazz

We gave it a B

Cuban emigre trumpet virtuoso Arturo Sandoval may seem precisely the wrong musician to mount a tribute to Clifford Brown, the great jazz trumpeter of the 1950s. Brown was a model of intense lyricism, while Sandoval is forever suggesting sound and fury with his kinetic intensity and blazing high notes. Yet on I Remember Clifford, he has modified his usual inclinations to render lively and often winning performances of cagey bebop pieces identified with Brown. Aided by tenor saxophonists Ernie Watts and David Sanchez and a superior rhythm section, Sandoval buoys the album by incorporating some of Clifford’s classic improvisations, voiced for trumpet choir and played exclusively via overdubbing by Sandoval. At its best, the album is yet another lively example of jazz repertory in action. B

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