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||Garvey's Ghost||Max Roach, Carlos "Patato" Valdes & Carlos "Totico" Eugenio||7:51||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Mama||Max Roach||4:48||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Tender Warriors||Max Roach, Carlos "Patato" Valdes & Carlos "Totico" Eugenio||6:52||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Praise for a Martyr||Max Roach||7:08||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Mendacity||Max Roach||8:53||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||Man from South Africa||Max Roach, Carlos "Patato" Valdes & Carlos "Totico" Eugenio||5:12||$0.99||View In iTunes|
This CD reissue brings back a classic album, one of the finest of drummer Max Roach's very productive career. The illustrious sidemen (trumpeter Booker Little; trombonist Julian Priester; Eric Dolphy on alto, bass clarinet, and flute; tenorman Clifford Jordan; pianist Mal Waldron; and bassist Art Davis, in addition to some guest percussionists) all have opportunities to make strong contributions and Dolphy's pleading alto solo on "Mendacity" is particularly memorable. Abbey Lincoln has two emotional and very effective vocals, but it is the overall sound of the ensembles and the political nature of the music that make this set (along with Roach's Freedom Now Suite) quite unique in jazz history.
Reasons to buy this album (beyond the review)
1. Booker Little's solos (if only he had stayed around longer to give us more)
2. Mal Waldron's solos ( he could milk a riff better than any pianist I've heard)
3. The sheer power of Max Roach's drumming
4. Garvey's Ghost (Listen!)
5. The whole album is incredible
6. Somebody give me an "amen" so we can get someone else to check this music out.
Awesome lineup and political relevance.
Born: January 10, 1924 in New Land, NC
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s
Top Albums and Songs By Max Roach
||Exactly Like You||Dizzy: The Music of John Birks Gillespie||4:57||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Laura (With Strings)||Clifford Brown with Strings||3:28||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||When Lights Are Low||The Best of Miles Davis||3:26||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Triptych: Prayer / Protest / Peace||We Insist! - Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite||8:10||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Driva'man||We Insist! - Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite||5:18||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Freedom Day||We Insist! - Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite||6:09||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Tears for Johannesburg||We Insist! - Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite||9:42||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||All Africa||We Insist! - Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite||8:02||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Embraceable You (With Strings)||Clifford Brown with Strings||3:03||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||K.C. Blues||The Essential Charlie Parker||3:27||$1.29||View In iTunes|