Quiet as It's Kept

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Quiet as It's Kept
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Studio album by Max Roach Plus Four
Released 1960
Recorded July 21, 1959
Capitol Studios, New York City
Genre Jazz, hard bop
Length 33:36
Label Mercury
MG 20491, SR 60170
Max Roach chronology
Rich Versus Roach
(1959)Rich Versus Roach1959
Quiet as It's Kept
Moon Faced and Starry Eyed
(1959)Moon Faced and Starry Eyed1959

Quiet as It's Kept is an album by American jazz drummer Max Roach featuring tracks recorded in 1959 and released on the Mercury label.[1][2]


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

In his review for Allmusic, Michael G. Nastos stated, "this 1960 band, with the brothers Tommy and Stanley Turrentine, and Julian Priester, was short-lived, very satisfying, and one of the most memorable combos the drummer led. Continuing to concentrate on hard bop themes, the band is hardly quiet as the title would suggest. It perhaps could be said that this band was a sleeper in not being as recognized as the superior collective talent would indicate".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Quiet as It's Kept" (Bill Lee) - 6:12
  2. "To Lady" (Leon Mitchell) - 6:08
  3. "Lotus Blossom" (Kenny Dorham) - 5:34
  4. "As Long as You're Living" (Julian Priester, Tommy Turrentine) - 5:58
  5. "The More I See You" (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) - 4:04
  6. "Juliano" (Priester) - 5:40



  1. ^ Max Roach discography accessed September 21, 2012
  2. ^ Quiet as It's Kept on Jazzdisco.org
  3. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review accessed September 21, 2012