Percussion Bitter Sweet

Percussion Bitter Sweet

by Max RoachMax Roach


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This CD reissue brings back a classic album, one of the finest of drummer Max Roach's very productive career. The illustrious sidemen (trumpeter Booker Little; trombonist Julian Priester; Eric Dolphy on alto, bass clarinet, and flute; tenorman Clifford Jordan; pianist Mal Waldron; and bassist Art Davis, in addition to some guest percussionists) all have opportunities to make strong contributions and Dolphy's pleading alto solo on "Mendacity" is particularly memorable. Abbey Lincoln has two emotional and very effective vocals, but it is the overall sound of the ensembles and the political nature of the music that make this set (along with Roach's Freedom Now Suite) quite unique in jazz history.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/16/1993
Label: Grp Records
UPC: 0011105012225
catalogNumber: 122
Rank: 85595

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Max Roach   Primary Artist,Drums
Art Davis   Bass
Eric Dolphy   Flute,Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Booker Little   Trumpet
Julian Priester   Trombone
Mal Waldron   Piano
Abbey Lincoln   Vocals
Carlos Eugenio   Percussion,cowbell
Clifford Jordan   Tenor Saxophone
Carlos "Patato" Valdes   Conga

Technical Credits

Scott Johnson   Reissue Producer
Max Roach   Producer
Dave Grusin   Executive Producer
Michael Cuscuna   Producer,Reissue Producer
Margo Guryan   Liner Notes
Sonny Mediana   Production Director
Larry Rosen   Executive Producer
Dan Serrano   Graphic Design
Andy Baltimore   Creative Producer
Jackie Salway   Graphic Design
Alba Acevedo   Graphic Design
Scott Johnson   Art Direction

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