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Max Roach – It’s Time (2013 FLAC)

Max Roach - It's Time (2013 FLAC)

Max Roach – It’s Time (2013 FLAC)

Artist: Max Roach
Album: It’s Time
Release/Reissue: 2013
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop

01. It’s Time
02. Another Valley
03. Sunday Afternoon
04. Living Room
05. The Profit
06. Lonesome Lover

This Max Roach date is an unusual set. The outing featured the drummer’s all-star sextet (which consisted of trumpeter Richard Williams, tenor saxophonist Clifford Jordan, trombonist Julian Priester, pianist Mal Waldron, and bassist Art Davis) joined by a vocal choir conducted by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson and orchestrated by Roach (who contributed all six originals). Unlike most other collaborations, the choir was not overly gospel-oriented and was utilized as a sort of jazz ensemble. Each of the horn players has a feature or two and singer Abbey Lincoln stars on “Lonesome Lover.”

Bass – Art Davis
Drums, Composed By, Arranged By – Max Roach
Piano – Mal Waldron
Tenor Saxophone – Clifford Jordan
Trombone – Julian Priester
Trumpet – Richard Williams