Max Roach: Milestones of a Jazz Legend | Documents 600459

Max Roach: Milestones of a Jazz Legend

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Label: Documents

Cat No: 600459

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 10

Genre: Jazz

Release Date: 20th April 2018

Contents

Artists

Max Roach
Abbey Lincoln
Sonny Rollins
Clifford Brown
Stanley Turrentine
Coleman Hawkins
Booker Little
Eric Dolphy
Kenny Dorham
George Coleman
Wynton Kelly
Paul Chambers
Hank Mobley

Artists

Max Roach
Abbey Lincoln
Sonny Rollins
Clifford Brown
Stanley Turrentine
Coleman Hawkins
Booker Little
Eric Dolphy
Kenny Dorham
George Coleman
Wynton Kelly
Paul Chambers
Hank Mobley

About

The American drummer and bandleader Max Roach (1924-2007) was one of the most innovative musicians of Modern Jazz. Together with his colleagues Kenny Clarke and Art Blakey he revolutionized the art of drumming in the 1940s and played with all of the pioneers of Bebop: Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and many others.

He also graduated in composition and music theory from the Manhattan School of Music. He participated in the recording of “Birth of the Cool” with Miles Davis and in 1952 founded “Debut” with bassist Charles Mingus, probably the first independent record label founded by musicians. The Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet, especially when Sonny Rollins took over the tenor part, was one of the most important bands of the 1950s.

After Brown’s death in an accident, Roach founded a new ensemble with the Turrentine Brothers, whose quality is demonstrated on the albums “Parisian Sketches” and “Quiet As It’s Kept”, which can also be found on this box-set. Roach was also a great talent scout, and among the greats he discovered were trumpeter Booker Little and singer Abbey Lincoln, both of whom can be heard on the album “We Insist! Freedom Now Suite”, an important artistic statement, originally planned with Oscar Brown Jr. as something like a Jazz soundtrack to the (black) civil rights movement in the US. Roach was one of the most politically active jazz musicians and expressed this in his concept albums and titles again and again.

Contents:

CD 1
Clifford Brown & Max Roach Quintet
Clifford Brown & Mach Roach: Study in Brown

CD 2
Jazz in 3/4 Time

CD 3
Clifford Brown & Max Roach: At Basin Street
Max Roach + 4

CD 4
Max Roach + 4: On the Chicago Scene
Max Roach + 4: At Newport

CD 5
Max
Deeds Not Words

CD 6
Moon Faced and Starry Eyed
Award Winning Drummer

CD 7
Quiet As It’s Kept
Abbey Lincoln & The Riverside All Stars: It’s Him

CD 8
Parisian Sketches

CD 9
Percussion Bitter Sweet
We Insist! Freedom Now Suite

CD 10
It’s Time

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