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Max Roach – Percussion Bitter Sweet (1993 FLAC)

Max Roach - Percussion Bitter Sweet (1993 FLAC)

Max Roach – Percussion Bitter Sweet (1993 FLAC)

Artist: Max Roach
Album: Percussion Bitter Sweet
Release/Reissue: 1993
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop

01. Garvey’s Ghost
02. Mama
03. Tender Warriors
04. Praise For A Martyr
05. Mendacity
06. Man From South Africa

A classic album, and 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. 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.

Max Roach (drums)
Abbey Lincoln (vocals)
Eric Dolphy (alto sax, bass clarinet, flute)
Clifford Jordan (tenor sax)
Booker Little (trumpet)
Julian Priester (trombone)
Mal Waldron (piano)
Art Davis (bass)
Carlos Valdez (congas)
Carlos Eugenio (cowbell)