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September 8, 2007

 

Sonny Rollins Broadcast with Clifford Brown and Max Roach

Sonny Rollins with Clifford Brown and Max RoachIn honor of tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins’ 77th birthday–and his upcoming Carnegie Hall concertSonnyRollins.com is putting up a track every day from a previously unreleased June 1956 performance of the Max Roach-Clifford Brown Quintet, featuring Sonny in the tenor spot…

August 17, 2007

 

More Max

I brought in a stack of Max Roach CDs today, everything from the early sides with Parker and the civil-rights thematic works to Birth and Rebirth .

August 16, 2007

 

Different Drummer Stops the Beat: Max Roach, 1924-2007

Max RoachRIP posts are a drag, for obvious reasons, and this one is a major bummer–Max Roach has left us. Another giant gone. The New York Times has an obituary up, and WKCR has begun a memorial broadcast that will continue through August 22. (Also check out the tribute at Who Walk in Brooklyn.) Word is that he passed away in his sleep early this morning, that his family was…

August 6, 2007

 

Art Davis R.I.P.

Art DavisReports have been circulating on the Internet for the past several days that bassist Art Davis had passed away–confirmation now from the Los Angeles Times. Some good discussion ongoing over at Organissimo about Davis’ work with Max Roach, John Coltrane…

February 3, 2007

 

Freedom Now

We Shall Overcome: Civil-Rights Jazz

There was a strong relationship between jazz and civil rights in 20th-century America, and artists sometimes addressed the cause explicitly in their music.

December 16, 2006

 

Artie Shaw Playing

More With Four: Jazz And String Quartets

What happens when a jazz artist meets a string quartet?

October 8, 2005

 

Duke Ellington: Money Jungle

Money JungleIn the autumn of 1962 three jazz giants–Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach–met for an album session that has become legendary. (So legendary, in fact, that it’s inspired an audio storyboard). Years later, Roach observed…

August 27, 2005

 

At the Birth of Bop

BirdDizSeveral years ago an amazing audio find came to light–a June 1945 Town Hall concert in New York City featuring Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Max Roach–the rising stars of the then-revolutionary new music bebop–accompanied by Al Haig on piano and Curley Russell on bass. The performance, captured in sound that’s stellar by the era’s standards…

July 9, 2005

 

Duets: Two Degrees of Separation

Duets from Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron, Mal Waldron & Jeanne Lee, Lee & Ran Blake, Ran Blake & Anthony Braxton, Braxton & Max Roach...is there a pattern here?

November 20, 2004

 

The Hawk Heads Home

Coleman Hawkins LPThe Hawk Heads Home: Coleman Hawkins in the Early 1960s” was broadcast in honor of the Hawkins centenary on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004. The early 1960s were Hawkins’ last great period, and this program features music from his Today and Now lp, his bossa nova effort (Desafinado), and his collaborations with Duke Ellington…

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