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Artist’s Choice: Dominick Farinacci on Clifford Brown

Today’s top jazz performers pick 10 favorite tracks by the players, singers and styles that helped define them.

Dominick Farinacci

Clifford Brown’s sound is filled with love and soulfulness. It penetrates into the core of my heart. His performances, with their beautifully constructed melodies, are delivered with impeccable articulation and grace; they evoke all of the bittersweet emotions of what jazz is. While Clifford’s artistry can be broken down and analyzed for eternity, his music reaches me on a profound emotional level first, and immerses me in his world.

“Stardust”
Clifford Brown With Strings (Emarcy, 1955)

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