Jazz in 3/4 Time

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Jazz in ¾ Time
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Studio album by Max Roach
Released 1957
Recorded September 17, 19, 20, 1956 (Track 7) & March 18, 20, 21, 1957 (Track 1-6)
New York City and Capitol Tower Studios, Hollywood, California
Genre Jazz
Length 50:03
Label EmArcy
MG 36108
Producer Bob Shad
Max Roach chronology
Max Roach + 4
(1956)Max Roach + 41956
Jazz in ¾ Time
(1956-57)
The Max Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker
(1957)The Max Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker1957

Jazz in ¾ Time is an album by American jazz drummer Max Roach featuring tracks recorded in late 1956 and early 1957 and released on the EmArcy label.[1]

Reception[edit]

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

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars and its review by Scott Yanow states, "These excellent performances show that jazz does not always have to be in 4/4 time in order to swing".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Max Roach except as indicated

  1. "Blues Waltz" - 6:33
  2. "Valse Hot" (Sonny Rollins) - 14:24
  3. "I'll Take Romance" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Ben Oakland) - 4:34
  4. "Little Folks" - 5:39
  5. "Lover" [mono take] (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 5:37
  6. "Lover" [stereo take] (Hart, Rodgers) - 5:37
  7. "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" (Hart, Rodgers) - 7:05
  • Recorded in New York City on September 19, 1956 (track 7) and at Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California on March 18 (tracks 1 & 3), March 20 (tracks 2 & 4) & March 21 (tracks 5 & 6), 1957

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Max Roach discography accessed September 20, 2012
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed September 20, 2012
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 169. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.