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Dahoud (Clifford Brown)

The soulfull, big-toned Clifford Brown composed a number of classic jazz compositions, including "Joy Spring" and "Dahoud." The latter was a standout track on two famous jazz recordings, the 1953 Clifford Brown * Max Roach quintet album (with Brown and Roach on trumpet and drums, respectively, George Morrow on bass, Harold Land on tenor sax, and Richie Powell on piano) and Broadhead's favorite, the 1954 Clifford Brown—Jazz Immortal, with intricate, swinging arrangements by Jack Montrose providing a spectular foundation for Brown on trumpet, Zoot Sims (tenor sax), Bob Gordon (baritone sax), Russ Freeman (piano), Carson Smith or Joe Mondragon (bass), and Shelly Manne (drums).

The Safe Sax version is voiced for the Charlie Barnet sound (soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxes). Montrose's influence is evident.

Safe Sax musicians include Steve Koerner (lead soprano sax), Herman Reyes (alto sax), Mario Mongello (tenor sax), Glenn Broadhead (baritone sax), Bill Reda (guitar), Michael Daly (bass), and Steve Magnone (drums). Toward the end of the sample, we hear the opening of Koerner's solo on soprano.

Recorded in 2007 by Nick Eipers and his students at Columbia College (Chicago).