Birth and Rebirth

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Birth and Rebirth
Birth and Rebirth.jpg
Studio album by Max Roach & Anthony Braxton
Released 1978
Recorded September 7, 1978
Genre Jazz
Length 43:24
Label Black Saint
Producer Giacomo Pellicciotti
Max Roach chronology
Confirmation
(1978)
Birth and Rebirth
(1978)
M'Boom
(1979)
Anthony Braxton chronology
For Four Orchestras
(1978)
Birth and Rebirth
(1979)
Alto Saxophone Improvisations 1979
(1979)

Birth and Rebirth is an album by American jazz drummer Max Roach and saxophonist Anthony Braxton recorded in 1979 for the Italian Black Saint label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Braxton (who performs on alto, soprano, sopranino and clarinet) and Roach continually inspire each other, which is probably why they would record a second set the following year. Stimulating avant-garde music".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Max Roach and Anthony Braxton
  1. "Birth" - 9:40
  2. "Magic and Music" - 6:36
  3. "Tropical Forest" - 5:05
  4. "Dance Griot" - 5:06
  5. "Spirit Possession" - 6:44
  6. "Soft Shoe" - 2:57
  7. "Rebirth" - 7:16
    • Recorded at Ricordi Studios in Milano, Italy on September 7, 1978

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Max Roach discography accessed May 24, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed May 24, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 169. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.