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Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker: 1947 (1998) [The Chronological Classics, 1000] Re-Up

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Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker: 1947 (1998) [The Chronological Classics, 1000] Re-Up

Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker: 1947 (1998)
with Miles Davis, Max Roach, Duke Jordan, Tommy Potter, and J.J. Johnson

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:05:33
Genre: Bop, Big Band, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Classics | # 1000

This second installment in the Classics Charlie Parker chronology contains quite a number of Bird's best-loved and most respected recordings. The first 12 tracks, recorded in New York for the Dial label in October and November of 1947, are all masterpieces of modern music, with the ballads, especially "Embraceable You," constituting some of Parker's very best recorded work. This is the classic 1947 quintet with Miles Davis, Duke Jordan, Tommy Potter, and Max Roach. Even if his personal life was characteristically chaotic, 1947 was a good year for Charlie Parker's music. It was in November 1947 that this band hit the road to play the El Sino Club on St. Antoine Boulevard in Detroit. Unfortunately, Bird got really snockered and couldn't perform, so the El Sino management canceled the gig. Bird ultimately destroyed his saxophone by throwing it out of a hotel window onto the street below. (A tragic and disturbing image!) Back in New York, the band – now a sextet with the addition of trombonist J.J. Johnson – made six more sides for Dial on December 17, 1947.

Abbey Lincoln - That's Him! (1957) Japanese Remastered Reissue 1999 [Re-Up]

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Abbey Lincoln - That's Him! (1957) Japanese Remastered Reissue 1999 [Re-Up]

Abbey Lincoln - That's Him! (1957) Japanese Remastered Reissue 1999
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Riverside/Victor | # VICJ-60354 | Time: 00:52:03

Singer Abbey Lincoln's second recording, and her first for Riverside, finds her accompanied by quite an all-star roster: tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins, trumpeter Kenny Dorham, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Max Roach. Even this early, she was already a major jazz singer with a style of her own. Lincoln was careful from this point on to only interpret lyrics that she believed in. Her repertoire has a few superior standards (including several songs such as "I Must Have That Man!" and "Don't Explain" that are closely associated with Billie Holiday) plus Oscar Brown, Jr.'s "Strong Man" and Phil Moore's "Tender as a Rose"; she takes the latter unaccompanied. "Don't Explain" is slightly unusual in that Paul Chambers is absent and Wynton Kelly makes an extremely rare appearance on bass. All three of Abbey Lincoln's Riverside albums are well worth the listen.

Max Roach - Jazz In 3/4 Time (1957) {2005 Verve Music Group} **[RE-UP]**

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Max Roach - Jazz In 3/4 Time (1957) {2005 Verve Music Group} **[RE-UP]**

Max Roach - Jazz In 3/4 Time (1957) {2005 Verve Music Group}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 163 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 101 mb
Genre: jazz

Jazz In 3/4 Time is the 1957 album by Philadelphian drummer Max Roach. Originally released on Verve, this CD was released on 26 April, 2005 by the Verve Music Group, remastered by Ken Smith.

Clifford Brown and Max Roach - Study In Brown (1955)

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Clifford Brown and Max Roach - Study In Brown (1955)

Clifford Brown and Max Roach - Study In Brown (1955)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Hard Bop, Trumpet Jazz | Label: EmArcy | # 814 646-2 | Time: 00:39:56

Study in Brown features the 1955 version of the Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet, a group also including tenor saxophonist Harold Land, pianist Richie Powell, and bassist George Morrow. One of the premiere early hard bop units, this band had unlimited potential. Highlights of this set are "Cherokee" (during which trumpeter Brown is brilliant), "Swingin'," and "Sandu." All of this group's recordings are well worth acquiring.

Max Roach Plus Four - Quiet As It's Kept (1960) [Reissue 2009] (Re-up)

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Max Roach Plus Four - Quiet As It's Kept (1960) [Reissue 2009] (Re-up)

Max Roach Plus Four - Quiet As It's Kept (1960) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 234 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 84 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (0602517995758)

Max Roach's post-Clifford Brown ensembles became more experimental down the road, but this 1960 band, with the brothers Tommy and Stanley Turrentine, and Julian Priester, was short-lived, very satisfying, and one of the most memorable combos the drummer led. Continuing to concentrate on hard bop themes, the band is hardly quiet as the title would suggest. It perhaps could be said that this band was a sleeper in not being as recognized as the superior collective talent would indicate. Perhaps the obscure bassist Bob Boswell has something to do with it, or that the front line would find their niches in jazz well past their membership in this fine combo…

Max Roach - Drums Unlimited (1966) Reissue 2004

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Max Roach - Drums Unlimited (1966) Reissue 2004

Max Roach - Drums Unlimited (1966) Reissue 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:41:29
Hard Bop, Post-Bop | Label: Atlantic/Rhino/Warner | # 8122-73758-2

Other than a trio set with the legendary pianist Hasaan Ibn Ali, this set was Max Roach's only recording as a leader during 1963-67. Three of the six numbers ("Nommo," "St. Louis Blues" and "In the Red") find Roach heading a group that includes trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, altoist James Spaulding, pianist Ronnie Mathews, bassist Jymie Merritt and, on "St. Louis Blues," Roland Alexander on soprano. Their music is essentially advanced hard-bop with a generous amount of space taken up by Roach's drum solos. The other three selections ("The Drum Also Waltzes," "Drums Unlimited" and "For Big Sid") are unaccompanied features for Max Roach and because of the melodic and logically-planned nature of his improvisations, they continually hold on to one's attention.

Charles Mingus - The Charles Mingus Quintet + Max Roach (1964) [Reissue 1990]

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Charles Mingus - The Charles Mingus Quintet + Max Roach (1964) [Reissue 1990]

Charles Mingus - The Charles Mingus Quintet + Max Roach (1964) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 169 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Original Jazz Classics/Fantasy (OJC-440-2, F-6009)

The Charles Mingus Quintet & Max Roach is an album by Charles Mingus, recorded at the Café Bohemia in December 1955 and released in 1964. Further recordings from the concert were released under the title Mingus at the Bohemia. The Mingus/Roach/Mal Waldron dialogs overcome the ordinary stylings of Eddie Bert and George Barrow.

Buddy Rich & Max Roach - Rich Versus Roach (1959)

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Buddy Rich & Max Roach - Rich Versus Roach (1959)

Buddy Rich & Max Roach - Rich Versus Roach (1959)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 383 MB | Covers (17 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mercury (826 987-2), 1986

The idea probably looked good on paper. Why not combine Buddy Rich's Quintet of 1959 (which consisted of altoist Phil Woods, trombonist Willie Dennis, pianist John Bunch and bassist Phil Leshin) with Max Roach's band of the time (consisting of trumpeter Tommy Turrentine, tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, trombonist Julian Priester and bassist Bobby Boswell)? This CD reissues all of the music (including four "new" alternate takes) but the excess of drum solos and the relative brevity of space given to the horns results in a great deal of sameness from track to track.

Thelonious Monk and Max Roach - European Tour [Recorded 1957-1960] (1985) (Repost)

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Thelonious Monk and Max Roach - European Tour [Recorded 1957-1960] (1985) (Repost)

Thelonious Monk and Max Roach - European Tour [Recorded 1957-1960] (1985)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 323 MB | Covers (15 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Denon (DC-8536)

Tracks 1-3 recorded on 1957-1958, Europe. Tracks 4-5 recorded on 1960, France. First three tracks of this album are from legendary pianist/composer/theorist Thelonios Monk; with Thad Jones on trumpet and Charlie Rouse on tenor saxophone. And the last two tracks are from drummer Max Roach; with Stanley Turrentine on tenor saxophone, Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, and Julian Priester on trombone. Although Monk and Roach doesn't perform together in any track; this album can be recommended to the collectors; because of the great names, and also for the Denon label.

Clifford Brown and Max Roach - At Basin Street (1956) [Reissue 2002]

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Clifford Brown and Max Roach - At Basin Street (1956) [Reissue 2002]

Clifford Brown and Max Roach - At Basin Street (1956) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 289 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (589 826-2)

The last official album by the Clifford Brown/Max Roach Quintet is the only one that featured the great Sonny Rollins on tenor. With pianist Richie Powell and bassist George Morrow completing the group, this date is a hard bop classic. Brownie and Rollins fit together perfectly on memorable versions of "What Is This Thing Called Love," "I'll Remember April," and a witty arrangement of "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing."