Max Roach

We Insist! Freedom Now suite (37089)

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We Insist! Freedom Now suite

Max Roach

Jazz Images

8436569191552

LPS 151885

37089

JAZZ

1

LP 8,25 €

THE WILLIAM CLAXTON COLLECTION
180 pure virgin vinyl LPs in Gatefold packaging

INCLUDES 1 BONUS TRACKS

In July of 1960, Max Roach and Charles Mingus – in search of fair treatment for African-American performers – organized a “rebel festival” to coincide with the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival. Roach’s celebrated LP, We Insist! Freedom Now Suite (with lyrics by Oscar Brown Jr.), is fuelled by the energy of the civil rights movement. The ambiance of rebellion, coupled with the increasing development of the Civil Rights and Black Pride movements, provides the context for both a brilliant piece of music, and a powerful political and social statement.

PERSONNEL:

MAX ROACH, drums & leader
BOOKER LITTLE, trumpet
JULIAN PRIESTER, trombone
WALTER BENTON,
COLEMAN HAWKINS, tenor sax
JAMES SCHENCK, bass
MICHAEL OLATUNJI, congas
RAY MANTILLA, TOMÁS DuVALL, percussion
ABBEY LINCOLN, vocals

New York, August 31 & September 6, 1960.

(*) BONUS TRACK (B3):
Kenny Dorham, Benny Bailey (tp), Julian Priester (tb), Walter Benton (ts),
Cecil Payne (bar), Peck Morrison (b), Max Roach (d).
New York, November 1, 1960.

SIDE A:

1 DRIVA’ MAN
2 FREEDOM DAY
3 TRIPTYCH: PRAYER/ PROTEST/ PEACE

SIDE B:
1 ALL AFRICA
2 TEARS FOR JOHANNESBURG
3 OH YEAH, OH YEAH (*)