Deeds, Not Words

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Deeds, Not Words
Deeds, Not Words.jpg
Studio album by
Max Roach Quintet
RecordedSeptember 4, 1958
New York City
RLP 12-280
ProducerOrrin Keepnews
Max Roach chronology
Max Roach with the Boston Percussion Ensemble
Deeds, Not Words
Award-Winning Drummer

Deeds, Not Words is an album by American jazz drummer Max Roach featuring tracks recorded in 1958 and released on the Riverside label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]

Allmusic awarded the album 4½ stars, stating: "This is fine music from a group that was trying to stretch themselves beyond hard bop".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Max Roach except as indicated

  1. "You Stepped Out of a Dream" (Nacio Herb Brown, Gus Kahn) - 7:46
  2. "Filidé" (Ray Draper) - 7:06
  3. "It's You or No One" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) - 4:14
  4. "Jodie's Cha-Cha" (Bill Lee) - 4:56
  5. "Deeds, Not Words" (Lee) - 4:34
  6. "Larry-Larue" (Booker Little) - 5:13
  7. "Conversation" (Max Roach) - 3:48
  8. "There Will Never Be Another You" (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 5:50

Track 8 with Oscar Pettiford is a CD bonus track according to the 2002 Fantasy catalog



  1. ^ Max Roach discography accessed September 19, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 19, 2012