MAX (album)

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Studio album by Max Roach Quintet
Released 1958
Recorded January 14th, 1958
Genre Jazz
Length 32:39
Label Argo
LP 623
Max Roach chronology
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MAX is an album by American jazz drummer Max Roach featuring tracks recorded in 1958 and released on the Argo label.[1] [2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[3]

The Allmusic review states, "1958's MAX shows Max Roach at the top of his game. A decade earlier, Roach had absorbed Kenny Clarke's drumming style and, with trumpet virtuoso Clifford Brown, forged his own brand of bebop. By 1958, on his way to becoming a true jazz elder, Roach began pushing the boundaries of jazz even further".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Max Roach except as indicated

  1. "Crackle Hut" (Owen Marshall) - 5:47
  2. "Speculate" (Kenny Dorham) - 4:59
  3. "That Ole Devil Love" (Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts) - 6:26
  4. "Audio Blues" - 6:29
  5. "C.M." (Hank Mobley) - 5:01
  6. "Four-X" - 3:57



  1. ^ Argo Records discography accessed September 18, 2012
  2. ^ Max Roach discography accessed September 18, 2012
  3. ^ a b Rovi Allmusic Review accessed September 18, 2012