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Max Roach

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.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 21 Aug 2010 16:45


Music Played

  • Charlie Parker


    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.
  • The Miles Davis Nonet


    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.
  • 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.
  • The Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet


    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Max Roach

    The Drum also Waltzes

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

    • Drums Unlimited.
    • Atlantic.
    • 7567813612.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.