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Clifford Brown (October 30, 1930 – June 26, 1956), aka "Brownie", was an American jazz trumpeter. He died at the age of 25 in a car accident,<ref name=ALLMUSIC>allmusic Biography</ref> leaving behind only four years' worth of recordings. Nonetheless, he had a considerable influence on later jazz trumpet players, including Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan, Booker Little, and Freddie Hubbard.{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[citation needed] }} He was also a composer of note: two of his compositions, "Joy Spring"<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and "Daahoud",<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> have become jazz standards.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

Brown won the Down Beat critics' poll for the "New Star of the Year" in 1954; he was inducted into the Down Beat "Jazz Hall of Fame" in 1972 in the critics' poll.<ref name="ALLMUSIC" />


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