Candid Roach

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The Max Roach volume in Candid's compilation series features him in four different sessions between August of 1960 and April of 1961, recording historic works such as "Freedom Day," written with Oscar Brown, Jr. (Abbey Lincoln handles the vocals) and Kenny Dorham's "Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah," with the great trumpet master himself and Benny Bailey swinging hard in the front line. There are a couple of sessions with Eric Dolphy that also feature Booker Little, Julian Priester, bassist Art Davis, Lincoln, Mal Waldron, and Coleman Hawkins ("When Malindy Sings" and "In the Red") as well as a session with Little, Priester, Walter Benson on tenor, and Peck Morrison on bass that feature ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The Max Roach volume in Candid's compilation series features him in four different sessions between August of 1960 and April of 1961, recording historic works such as "Freedom Day," written with Oscar Brown, Jr. (Abbey Lincoln handles the vocals) and Kenny Dorham's "Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah," with the great trumpet master himself and Benny Bailey swinging hard in the front line. There are a couple of sessions with Eric Dolphy that also feature Booker Little, Julian Priester, bassist Art Davis, Lincoln, Mal Waldron, and Coleman Hawkins ("When Malindy Sings" and "In the Red") as well as a session with Little, Priester, Walter Benson on tenor, and Peck Morrison on bass that feature Roach drumming with the great Jo Jones ("Cliff Walk"). Finally, there's "A New Day" with Don Friedman on piano with all but Lincoln and Hawkins in the band. This is an excellent overview that sonically sounds a bit better than some of the other individual artist albums on Candid issued previously.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/17/2009
  • Label: Candid Records
  • UPC: 708857903825
  • Catalog Number: 79038

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Freedom Day (6:10)
  2. 2 Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah (7:03)
  3. 3 Cliff Walk (9:45)
  4. 4 When Malindy Sings (4:08)
  5. 5 In the Red (8:34)
  6. 6 We Speak (6:49)
  7. 7 A New Days (5:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Max Roach Primary Artist, Drums, Timpani, Vibes
Benny Bailey Trumpet
Art Davis Bass
Eric Dolphy Flute, Reeds, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Kenny Dorham Trumpet
Don Friedman Piano
Jo Jones Drums
Booker Little Trumpet
Cecil Payne Baritone Saxophone
Julian Priester Trombone
Mal Waldron Piano
Walter Benton Tenor Saxophone
Ray Mantilla Percussion
Coleman Hawkins Tenor Saxophone
Abbey Lincoln Vocals
Peck Morrison Bass
Jimmy Schenck Bass
Michael Olatungi Conga
Tomas Dural Percussion
Peek Morrison Bass
Technical Credits
Kenny Dorham Composer
Booker Little Composer
Max Roach Composer
Oscar Brown Jr. Composer
Alan Bates Producer, Liner Notes
Abbey Lincoln Composer
Bob d'Orleans Engineer
Paul Lawrence Dunbar Composer
Chips Bayen Composer
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