Easy Winners

Easy Winners

by Max Roach

CD(Spanish Import)

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Overview

The Max Roach Double Quartet, which combined the drummer's regular group (comprised of trumpeter Cecil Bridgewater, tenor saxophonist Odean Pope and electric bassist Tyrone Brown) with The Uptown String Quartet, was a perfect match, and its few recordings are all quite enjoyable and occasionally wondrous. In addition to a transcription of Scott Joplin's "Easy Winners" for the strings, this superior release has colorfully arranged versions of works by Bridgewater ("Birds Says"), Pope ("Sis") and Roach ("A Little Booker"). The wide variety of colors and the consistently-strong improvisations make this a highly recommended set of stirring music.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/16/2010
Label: Imports
UPC: 0027312110920
catalogNumber: 883507

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Max Roach   Primary Artist,Cello,Percussion
Tyrone Brown   Bass Guitar,Electric Bass
Eileen Folson   Cello
Ray Mantilla   Conga,Percussion
Odean Pope   Tenor Saxophone
Cecil Bridgewater   Trumpet
Maxine Roach   Viola
Cecilia Hobbs   Violin
John Williams   Violin
John Williams   Violin

Technical Credits

Cecil Bridgewater   Arranger
Odean Pope   Arranger
Max Roach   Arranger,Producer
Maxine Roach   Arranger
Uptown String Quartet   Contributor
Jon Evans   Engineer
Stanley Crouch   Liner Notes
Walter Coleman   Paintings
Niridan   Cover Art
Giovanni Bonandrini   Executive Producer

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