Clifford Brown – A Study in Brown 1980s Japan promo export LP with obi


A promotional copy of the early 1980s Japanese reissue of Clifford Brown’s 1956 LP, A Study in Brown

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Offered for sale is a limited edition, made-for-export Japanese pressing of Clifford Brown’s 1956 LP, A Study in Brown, complete with obi and a promotional sticker.

About this copy: This album is part of a short-lived series from the early 1980s that had the U.S. arm of Polygram importing Japanese pressings that were made exclusively for export and selling them in the United States as domestic LPs at what where then standard U.S. retail prices.  It was easier for Polygram to do this for titles that had limited demand than it was to reissue the records themselves.  While the covers and discs were printed and pressed in Japan, the obi does not list a retail price in yen but does have the U.S. address for the record company printed on it.

This particular copy also has a promotional sticker on the cover bearing the U.S. record company address (the record has stock labels).  Record, cover and obi are M-; the record looks unplayed.  This LP was originally sold without an insert.

A nice copy of a classic jazz LP.

Background: raved about this 1956 hard bop LP, giving it four stars:

This (LP) features the 1955 version of the Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet, a group also including tenor-saxophonist Harold Land, pianist Richie Powell and bassist George Morrow. One of the premiere early hard bop units, this band had unlimited potential. Highlights of this set are “Cherokee” (during which trumpeter Brownie is brilliant), “Swingin”‘ and “Sandu.” All of the group’s recordings are well worth acquiring.


Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in
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