Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Max Roach - We Insist: Freedom Now Suite

John Riley recently pointed me towards this incredible footage the other day....ironically found in my very own collection of DVDs (but that's another story!) I first purchased this album while in my teens while searching for what ever Max Roach albums I could get my hands on during a trip to Chicago's legendary Jazz Record Mart. There is a very deep, powerful message in this music. Max is, of course, in fine form in this European television footage (dig those unison quarter notes!) and Abbey Lincoln and Clifford Jordan really shine as well.

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