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Helen Merrill With Clifford Brown


Download links and information about Helen Merrill With Clifford Brown. This album was released in 1955 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz genres. It contains 7 tracks with total duration of 32:56 minutes.

Release date: 1955
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Tracks: 7
Duration: 32:56
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No. Title Length
1. Don't Explain (Helen Merrill, The Clifford Brown) 5:14
2. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To (Helen Merrill, The Clifford Brown) 4:19
3. What's New? (Helen Merrill, The Clifford Brown) 5:01
4. Falling in Love With Love (Helen Merrill, The Clifford Brown) 3:55
5. Yesterdays (Helen Merrill, The Clifford Brown) 6:00
6. Born to Be Blue (Helen Merrill) 5:15
7. 'S Wonderful (Helen Merrill, The Clifford Brown) 3:12



Though she eventually came to be known as a "singer's singer," Helen Merrill's 1954 debut is an unmitigated success of mainstream jazz. Besides introducing the uniquely talented young singer, the date also featured small-group arrangements by Quincy Jones and marks the introduction of another future star, trumpeter Clifford Brown. Formidable as his playing is, Brown never overshadows Merrill. She is fully up to the challenge on all fronts and enthusiastically tackles uptempo numbers such as "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" and "Falling in Love with Love" with aplomb. A winning stylistic combination of cool jazz and hard bop, Merrill particularly excels on Mel Tormé's "Born to Be Blue," making the sophisticated tune her own as she revels in Tormé's down-and-out lyric.