Clifford Brown & Max Roach: Delilah
Clifford Brown - Max Roach Quintet
Clifford Brown & Max Roach (Verve 314 543 306-2)
Composed by Victor Young.
Recorded: Hollywood, August 2, 1954
Rating: 100/100 (learn more)
Brown & Roach hitch the Biblical temptress’ slithery theme from Victor Young’s score for C.B. (Cast of Thousands!) DeMille’s Samson and Delilah (1949) to the indigo mood of Duke Ellington’s "Caravan," featuring Max’s mallets and Clifford’s cup mute. Their salute to the patron saint of barbers then swings
into 4/4, as Max switches to sticks, Clifford opens his horn and tenorman Harold Land takes to the air.
Mr. DeMille, we are ready for the pillars to be pulled down. Delilahtful!
Reviewer: Alan Kurtz