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Earle Brown: Selected Works 1952-1965
By David Lewis
Allmusic.com

The re-release of Earle Brown: Selected Works 1952-1965 on New World Records will seem like the return of an old friend to many listeners. Compiled out of CRI's tapes of Earle Brown's music, which were recorded between 1952 and 1994, for release as part of CRI's American Masters series in 1996, this disc represents almost a third of Brown's tiny, highly concentrated output...These kinds of historic performances are so rare and seldom seen on domestic CD issues that we will take them in any way they come to us...It's heartening to know that New World was willing to take the time to do it right, and Earle Brown: Selected Works 1952-1965 is certainly worth the wait. More