Birth and Rebirth

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Birth and Rebirth
Birth and Rebirth.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedSeptember 7, 1978
LabelBlack Saint
ProducerGiacomo Pellicciotti
Max Roach chronology
Birth and Rebirth
Anthony Braxton chronology
For Four Orchestras
Birth and Rebirth
Alto Saxophone Improvisations 1979

Birth and Rebirth is an album by American jazz drummer Max Roach and saxophonist Anthony Braxton recorded in 1978 for the Italian Black Saint label.[1]


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
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 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



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