Drums Unlimited

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Drums Unlimited
Studio album by Max Roach
Released 1966
Recorded October 14 & 20, 1965 and April 25, 1966
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 41:27
Label Atlantic
LP 1467
Producer Arif Mardin
Max Roach chronology
The Max Roach Trio featuring the Legendary Hasaan
(1964)
Drums Unlimited
(1965-66)
Members, Don't Git Weary
(1968)

Drums Unlimited is an album by American jazz drummer Max Roach recorded in 1965 and 1966 and released on the Atlantic label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars and its review by Scott Yanow states, "essentially advanced hard-bop with a generous amount of space taken up by Roach's drum solos... because of the melodic and logically-planned nature of his improvisations, they continually hold on to one's attention".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Max Roach except as indicated

  1. "The Drum Also Waltzes" - 3:34
  2. "Nommo" (Jymie Merritt) - 12:43
  3. "Drums Unlimited" - 4:23
  4. "St. Louis Blues" (W.C. Handy) - 5:22
  5. "For Big Sid" - 3:04
  6. "In the Red (A Christmas Carol)" - 12:21
  • Recorded in New York on October 14, 1965 (tracks 1 & 4), October 20, 1965 (tracks 2 & 6) and April 25, 1966 (tracks 3 & 5)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Max Roach discography accessed September 24, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 24, 2012