The Max Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker

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The Max Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker
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Studio album by Max Roach
Released 1959
Recorded December 23, 1957 and April 11, 1958
New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 56:36
Label EmArcy
MG 36127
Max Roach chronology
Jazz in ¾ Time
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The Max Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker
(1957-58)
MAX
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The Max Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker is an album by American jazz drummer Max Roach featuring tracks associated with Charlie Parker recorded in late 1957 and 1958 and released on the EmArcy label.[1] It is also the first album to feature Roach playing without a piano.

Reception[edit]

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

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars stating "this set is generally fine although the lack of a piano is really felt on some of this material".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Charlie Parker except as indicated

  1. "Yardbird Suite" - 3:55
  2. "Confirmation" - 4:28
  3. "Ko-Ko" - 7:59
  4. "Billie's Bounce" - 5:37
  5. "Au Privave" - 4:19
  6. "Parker's Mood" - 8:23
  7. "Raoul" (Max Roach) - 4:50 Bonus track on CD reissue
  8. "This Time the Dream's on Me" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) - 5:21 Bonus track on CD reissue
  9. "Tune-Up" (Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson) - 7:46 Bonus track on CD reissue
  10. "Anthropology (Thriving on a Riff)" (Dizzy Gillespie, Parker) - 5:06 Bonus track on CD reissue
  • Recorded at Fine Recording in New York City on December 20, 1957 (tracks 7-9), December 23, 1957 (tracks 1, 2, 5 & 10) and at Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios in New York City on April 11, 1958 (tracks 3, 4 & 6)

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.