Percussion Bitter Sweet

Performers Max Roach

Impulse! | February 16, 1993 | Compact Disc

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Personnel: Max Roach (drums), Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute), Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone), Booker Little (trumpet), Julian Priester (trombone), Mal Waldron (piano), Art Davis (bass). Additional personnel: Carlos Valdez (congas), Carlos Eugenio (cowbell). Reissue producer: Michael Cuscuna. Recorded in New York in August 1961. Includes liner notes by Margo Guryan. Digitally remastered by Paul Elmore. All music written by Max Roach except "Mendacity" (Max Roach/C. Bayen). PERCUSSION BITTER SWEET is one of drummer/composer Max Roach's great musical-cultural statements, featuring wife Abbey Lincoln's powerful vocals on the tumultuous "Garvey's Ghost" (with its powerful Afro-Cuban percussive airs), and the prickly, straight shooting protest of "Mendacity." Roach's musical dream team band features several innovative players, such as the legendary reedman Eric Dolphy and the extraordinary young trumpeter Booker Little, both of whom died untimely deaths in the early '60s. Roach and bassist Art Davis redefine the jazz beat in their own image, a truly unique rhythm section, and their 7-beat swing on "Man From South Africa" inspires some of the best playing on the session--as vivid and modern sounding today as it was 30 years ago.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: February 16, 1993

Genre: General

Style: Jazz

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1961

Label Name: Impulse!

UPC: 011105012225

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Percussion Bitter Sweet

Percussion Bitter Sweet

Performers Max Roach
Guest Artist(s) Abbey Lincoln, Booker Little, Clifford Jordan, Eric Dolphy, Mal Waldron
Producer Max Roach

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: February 16, 1993

Genre: General

Style: Jazz

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1961

Label Name: Impulse!

UPC: 011105012225


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Title Track Time
1.Garvey's Ghost --
2.Mama --
3.Tender Warriors --
4.Praise For A Martyr --
5.Mendacity --
6.Man From South Africa --

Editorial Notes

Personnel: Max Roach (drums), Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute), Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone), Booker Little (trumpet), Julian Priester (trombone), Mal Waldron (piano), Art Davis (bass). Additional personnel: Carlos Valdez (congas), Carlos Eugenio (cowbell). Reissue producer: Michael Cuscuna. Recorded in New York in August 1961. Includes liner notes by Margo Guryan. Digitally remastered by Paul Elmore. All music written by Max Roach except "Mendacity" (Max Roach/C. Bayen). PERCUSSION BITTER SWEET is one of drummer/composer Max Roach's great musical-cultural statements, featuring wife Abbey Lincoln's powerful vocals on the tumultuous "Garvey's Ghost" (with its powerful Afro-Cuban percussive airs), and the prickly, straight shooting protest of "Mendacity." Roach's musical dream team band features several innovative players, such as the legendary reedman Eric Dolphy and the extraordinary young trumpeter Booker Little, both of whom died untimely deaths in the early '60s. Roach and bassist Art Davis redefine the jazz beat in their own image, a truly unique rhythm section, and their 7-beat swing on "Man From South Africa" inspires some of the best playing on the session--as vivid and modern sounding today as it was 30 years ago.
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