Requisite: Clifford Brown and Max Roach, ‘At Basin Street’ (EmArcy, 1956)

Great excitement followed the announcement that trumpeter Clifford Brown was joining forces with drummer Max Roach in 1954. Bebop royalty, Roach had made his bones alongside Charlie Parker and took part in the epic Jazz at Massey Hall concert with Bird, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell and Charles Mingus. Brown, six years Roach’s junior, had created

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