Pianist Bill Carrothers is perhaps best known for two things: his relatively reclusive lifestyle (he left New York to live in Michigan's Upper Peninsula), and his albums that explore the music of various historical periods. With Armistice: 1918 and Civil War Diaries, Carrothers set his sights on the music of World War I and the American Civil War, respectively. I Love Paris features popular hits from 1920 - 1940. With Joy Spring, Carrothers delves into the indelible repertoire of trumpeter Clifford Brown, whose recording career lasted from 1953 to 1956, when he died in a car crash at age 25.
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