Max Roach, perhaps the greatest jazz drummer in history, and Clifford Brown, perhaps the greatest trumpeter in history until his untimely passing in 1956, invented and then defined the genre of hard bop.
- Clifford Brown & Max Roach (1954) A+
- Clifford Brown with Strings (1955, solo Clifford Brown) A
- Brown and Roach Incorporated (1955) A-
- Study in Brown (1955) A