Max Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker

The Max Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker

by Max Roach
     
 
The music on this CD finds drummer Max Roach for the first time dropping the piano out of his quintet and performing with a pianoless quartet. With the departure of Sonny Rollins (who is replaced on three songs apiece by either Hank Mobley or George Coleman), Roach's group

Overview

The music on this CD finds drummer Max Roach for the first time dropping the piano out of his quintet and performing with a pianoless quartet. With the departure of Sonny Rollins (who is replaced on three songs apiece by either Hank Mobley or George Coleman), Roach's group (which also featured trumpeter Kenny Dorham and either George Morrow or Nelson Boyd on bass) was temporarily without any major innovators (outside of the leader). So it was perfectly fitting that Roach would look backwards and perform six of Charlie Parker's compositions. Highlighted by "Yardbird Suite," "Confirmation" and "Ko Ko," this set is generally fine although the lack of a piano is really felt on some of this material.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/20/1995
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731451244827
catalogNumber:
512448

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Max Roach   Primary Artist,Drums
George Coleman   Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Dorham   Trumpet
Hank Mobley   Tenor Saxophone
Nelson Boyd   Bass
George Morrow   Bass

Technical Credits

Miles Davis   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Peter Pullman   Notes Editing
Richard Seidel   Executive Producer
Bob Shad   Producer
Brian Priestley   Liner Notes
Dom Cerulli   Original Liner Notes
Nichell Delvaille   Contributor
Lisa Po-Ying Huang   Director,Art Direction

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