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Max Roach: Deeds Not Words (CD: Riverside)Max Roach: Deeds Not Words (CD: Riverside)
Max Roach's only album as a leader for Riverside was recorded late in 1958, with one of his most unusual bands. From 1954, when he began his memorable partnership with Clifford Brown, Roach had worked with two-horn lineups that included Harold Land followed by Sonny Rollins on tenor sax and, after Brown's tragic death, Kenny Dorham on trumpet. This "New Quintet" had an outstanding tenorman in George Coleman, and a youthful trumpeter--Booker Little--who seemed well on his way to the stature of Brown and Dorham until his untimely death. In addition, the use of Ray Draper's tuba as either a third horn or third rhythm instrument provided this briefly-existing group with a rare opportunity for variety. (Fantasy, Inc.) 


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Max Roach: Jazz In 3/4 Time (CD: EmArcy LPR)
 


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Max Roach: Jazz In 3/4 Time (CD: EmArcy LPR)


Max Roach: We Insist! Freedom Now Suite (CD: Candid)Max Roach: We Insist! Freedom Now Suite (CD: Candid)
 


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Max Roach Quartet: Speak, Brother, Speak! (CD: Fantasy)
 


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Max Roach Quartet: Speak, Brother, Speak! (CD: Fantasy)


Max Roach: Members Don't Git Weary (CD: Atlantic)Max Roach: Members Don't Git Weary (CD: Atlantic)
 


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Max Roach Plus Four: Quiet As It's Kept (CD: Verve)
 


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Max Roach Plus Four: Quiet As It's Kept (CD: Verve)


Max Roach: Percussion Bitter Sweet (CD: Impulse- US Import)Max Roach: Percussion Bitter Sweet (CD: Impulse- US Import)
Max Roach has been involved in most of the exploratory and significant experiments that fashioned modern jazz, from the birth of bebop with Parker in the forties, the hugely influential quintet with Clifford Brown in the fifties and the rise of the avant-garde and voices of freedom in the sixties: 'We Insist! Freedom Now Suite' being his most famous musical statement of his civil rights beliefs.

Similarly impassioned, though less provocative than the Candid record, 'Bitter Sweet' pays homage to certain figures that have worked hard in the turbulent struggle for independence in a world of ignorance and harsh realities. Roach's like-minded and compatible company of Eric Dolphy, Booker Little, Clifford Jordan, Mal Waldron and wife Abbey Lincoln deliver Roach's dedications with graceful intensity, and it's an opportunity also to hear the fine trombone of the little-heard Julian Priester.  


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Max Roach & Anthony Braxton: Birth And Rebirth (CD: Black Saint)
 


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Max Roach & Anthony Braxton: Birth And Rebirth (CD: Black Saint)


Max Roach: Bright Moments (CD: Soul Note)Max Roach: Bright Moments (CD: Soul Note)
 


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