In the Light (Max Roach album)

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In the Light
In the Light (album).jpg
Studio album by Max Roach Quartet
Released 1982
Recorded July 22 & 23, 1982
Genre Jazz
Length 41:46
Label Soul Note
Producer Giovanni Bonandrini
Max Roach chronology
In the Light
Live at Vielharmonie
(1983)Live at Vielharmonie1983

In the Light is an album by American jazz drummer Max Roach recorded in 1982 for the Italian Soul Note label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Ron Wynn awarded the album 4 stars, stating: "This is one of a series of excellent recordings by the Roach 4tet in the early '80s that should be examined as not only excellent works, but perhaps even trend setters for a more progressive concept".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Max Roach except as indicated
  1. "In the Light" - 8:40
  2. "Straight, No Chaser" (Thelonious Monk) - 7:00
  3. "Ruby, My Dear" (Monk) - 4:53
  4. "Henry Street Blues" - 4:48
  5. "If You Could See Me Now" (Tadd Dameron, Carl Sigman) - 4:27
  6. "Good Bait" (Count Basie, Dameron) - 7:38
  7. "Tricotism" (Oscar Pettiford) - 4:20
  • Recorded at Barigozzi Studio in Milano, Italy on July 22 & 23, 1982



  1. ^ Max Roach discography, accessed May 24, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Wynn, R. 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.