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by CiTR & Discorder Magazine
CiTR -- The Jazz Show

Drum Master Max Roach: "Speak Brother, Speak!


Drummer Max Roach's quartet was recorded at The legendary Jazz Workshop in San Francisco in October of 1962. Two long selections are heard on this album which was Roach's last before he was boycotted for three years by all the record companies for his militant stance and the politics of his music. He resumed recording in 1965 with Atlantic Records. Mr. Roach leads a power quartet here with the great Clifford Jordan on tenor saxophone, Mal Waldron on piano, Eddie Khan on bass. Each player gets on his soapbox and "speaks his piece" on "Speak Brother Speak!" . The other tune is called "A Variation" and it's an extended piece based on Heitor Villa-Lobos' "Prelude" once again extended solos are on the menu. Inspired, militant and powerful music abounds!



by CiTR & Discorder Magazine