Percussion Bitter Sweet

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Percussion Bitter Sweet
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Studio album by Max Roach
Released Late 1961
Recorded August 1, 3, 8 & 9, 1961
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 40:50
Label Impulse!
A-8
Producer Max Roach
Max Roach chronology
We Insist!
(1960)We Insist!1960
Percussion Bitter Sweet
(1961)
It's Time
(1962)It's Time1962
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Down Beat 2.5/5 stars[1]
AllMusic 5/5 stars[2]

Percussion Bitter Sweet is an album by jazz drummer Max Roach recorded in 1961, released on Impulse! Records. It was trumpeter Booker Little's penultimate recording before he died from uremia in early October 1961.

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Max Roach, except where noted

  1. "Garvey's Ghost" - 7:53
  2. "Mama" - 4:50
  3. "Tender Warriors" - 6:52
  4. "Praise for a Martyr" - 7:09
  5. "Mendacity" (Chips Bayen, Max Roach) - 8:54
  6. "Man From South Africa" - 5:12

Tracks 1 and 5 recorded on August 1, 1961; #2 and 3 on August 3; #4 on August 8 and #6 on August 9, 1961.

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