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Max Roach

1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 21 August 2010

Richard Pite joins Alyn Shipton to pick the best discs by the founder of modern jazz drumming, Max Roach. They include pieces by many of Roach's own groups.

Music Played

11 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Charlie Parker Koko

    Composer: Parker Performers: Dizzy Gillespie, tp; Charlie Parker, as; Curley Russell, b; Max Roach d. WOR Studios, New York, 26 Nov 1945.

    The Genius of Charlie Parker, Savoy, SV 0104

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    Miles Davis Nonet Move

    Composer: Best Performers: Miles Davis, tp; Kai Winding, tb; Junior Collins, frh; Bill Barber, tu; Lee Konitz, as; Gerry Mulligan, bar; Al Haig, p; Joe Schulman, b; Max Roach, d. New York, 21 Jan 1949.

    Birth of the Cool, Capitol, 7243 5 30117 2 7

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    Bud Powell Un Poco Loco

    Composer: Powell Performers: Bud Powell, p; Curley Russell, b; Max Roach, d. WOR Studios, New York, 1 May 1951.

    Amazing Bud Powell, Blue Note, 7423 32136-2

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    Clifford Brown & Max Roach Daahoud

    Composer: Brown Performers: Clifford Brown, t; Harold Land, ts; Richie Powell, p; George Morrow, b; Max Roach d. Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, 6 Aug 1954.

    Joy Spring, Proper, Properbox 86 CD 4

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    Sonny Rollins St Thomas

    Composer: Rollins Performers: Sonny Rollins, ts; Tommy Flanagan, p; Doug Watkins, b; Max Roach, d. Rudy Van Gelder Studio, New Jersey, 22 June 1956.

    Saxophone Colossus, Prestige, OJCCD 291-2

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    Max Roach Old Folks

    Composer: Roach / Hill / Lee Performers: Booker Little, tp; Ray Draper, tu; George Coleman, ts; Art Davis, b; Max Roach, d. New York City, 4 Nov 1958.

    Award Winning Drummer, Stereo Time, ST 70003

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    Max Roach Driva Man

    Composer: Roach / Brown Performers: Abbey Lincoln, v; Booker Little, tp; Julian Priester, tb; Coleman Hawkins, ts; James Schenck, b; Max Roach, d. Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios, New York, 31 Aug 1960.

    We Insist! Freedom Now Suite, Candid, CD 9002

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    Max Roach The Drum also Waltzes

    Composer: Roach Performers: Max Roach d. New York, 19 – 21 Oct 1966.

    Drums Unlimited, Atlantic, 7567813612

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    Max Roach January V

    Composer: Roach Performers: Roy Brooks, Joe Chambers, Omar Clay, Fred King, Max Roach, Warren Smith, Freddie Waits, d, perc, vib, mar, xyl, timp; Ray Mantilla, cga, bgo, tim; Kenyatte Abdur-Rahman, perc, bells. New York, 25 – 27 July 1979.

    M’Boom, Columbia, IC 36247

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    Max Roach Double Quartet Double Delight

    Composer: Roach / Turre Performers: Cecil Bridgewater, tp; Odean Pope, ts; Tyrone Brown, eb; Max Roach, d; Diane Monroe, Lesa Terry, vln; Maxine Roach, vla; Zela Terry, cel. New York, 1 & 2 Oct 1986.

    Bright Moments, Soul Note, 121159

  • Image for Dizzy Gillespie and Max Roach

    Dizzy Gillespie and Max Roach Oo Pa Pa Da

    Composer: Gillespie Performers: Dizzy Gillespie, v; Max Roach, d. Maison De La Culture De La Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris, 23 Mar 1989.

    Max and Dizzy: Paris 1989, A&M, 6404 CD 2


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