The Max Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/20/1995
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731451244827
  • Catalog Number: 512448
  • Sales rank: 104,796

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Yardbird Suite - Max Roach 4 (3:55)
  2. 2 Confirmation - Max Roach 4 (4:28)
  3. 3 Koko - Max Roach 4 (7:59)
  4. 4 Billie's Bounce - Max Roach 4 (5:37)
  5. 5 Au Privave - Max Roach 4 (4:19)
  6. 6 Parker's Mood - Max Roach 4 (8:23)
  7. 7 Raoul - Max Roach 4 (4:50)
  8. 8 This Time the Dream's on Me - Max Roach 4 (5:21)
  9. 9 Tune-Up - Max Roach 4 (7:46)
  10. 10 Anthropology (Thriving on a Riff) - Max Roach 4 (5:06)
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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
Charlie Parker Composer
Peter Pullman Notes Editing
Richard Seidel Executive Producer
Bob Shad Producer
Brian Priestley Liner Notes
Gary N. Mayo Mastering
Dom Cerulli Original Liner Notes
Nichell Delvaille Contributor
Lisa Po-Ying Huang Director, Art Direction
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