"Clifford Brown with Strings" PLAY ALONG (minus Trumpet)

Book/Downloadable Tracks

Book/Downloadable Tracks




Product Code: MMOCD12224
Artist: Clifford Brown, Neal Hefti
Composer: Glenn Zottola
Publisher: Music Minus One
ISBN-13: 978-0-98967-050-0
Publisher SKU: MMOCD12224
UPC-A: 07771212245
Instrumentation: Bb Instruments, Trumpet

This is the same Neal Hefti string arrangement from the iconic "Clifford Brown With Strings" album!

NOTE: This set no longer includes a CD. All audio tracks are in the form of online downloads.

Jazz Trumpeter Glenn Zottola plays beautifully in this tribute to beloved jazz legend Clifford Brown. Glenn captures Clifford's sound, feel, and style as closely and lovingly as is possible. The solo transcriptions alone are worth the price of this beautiful work. The tracks are the original Neal Hefty arrangements from the "Clifford Brown With Strings" album, faithfully reproduced with natural sounding state-of-the-art sampled string sounds. Listen to the audio samples and hear for yourself!

This Music Minus One Package includes:

- A high-quality, newly engraved printed edition of Glenn's solo transcriptions transposed for Bb instruments, printed on easy-to-read, acid-free ivory paper. This is a priceless study in lyrical jazz ballad playing!

- Downloadable play-a-lonh/demo tracks containing the complete performance of each piece in digital stereo and separate versions that include the soloist. Learn from Glenn how to negotiate the changes and then try it yourself with the play-long track minus Glenn.


What's New
Blue Moon
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Of Mine
Embraceable You
Willow Weep For Me
Memories Of You
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
I Remember Clifford

"About this album: It was 1961 and I was 13 years old. I was about to perform on my first major jazz gig at the Atlantic City Jazz Festival on the bill with Dinah Washington, Gerry Mulligan, Oscar Peterson and Art Blakey. I remember vividly like it was yesterday, looking out from the wings of that stage, waiting to go on and being mesmerized by Dinah Washington’s singing. During this same time, I was introduced to the Clifford Brown/Neal Hefti string album by my brother Bob and it changed my musical life.

Clifford was my first major influence on trumpet after Louis Armstrong and coincidentally, he did classic recordings with Dinah Washington so everything seemed to meld together stylistically for me at that point of my life. I wore out the LP of “Clifford with Strings” listening to it every night to go to sleep before school the next day. He had such warmth in his sound, something he was known for as Dinah Washington’s lyrics state so beautifully in “I Remember Clifford”. He also had a wonderful way of playfully articulating on the trumpet at times.

Like Charlie Parker, Clifford also had incredible technique, with so much maturity, economy and beauty with his simple interpretations of the melody. Clifford was a clean cut, sweet family man who changed the perception of the jazz musician of the day. It was a very emotional journey for me to come full circle from that 13 year old boy waiting in the wings to 52 years later doing this album and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Thank you Clifford for showing me the way and for all you gave to us in such a short time. You will not be forgotten.

With Love, Glenn Zottola"