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We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite
 
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We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite

29 April 2011 | Format: MP3

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5:18
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8:10
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9:42
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 29 April 2011
  • Label: Jazz Archives Records
  • Copyright: 1960 Jazz Archives Records
  • Total Length: 37:21
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  • ASIN: B004UXFWMO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 102,544 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By BrotherJames on 26 Nov. 2005
Format: Audio CD
This is a very heavy hard bop album and is well worth a listen. It is a concious offering and is very dark in places. There are several sections where Max and Abbey Lincoln get to stretch out on their own and the dynamics and interaction between the two musicians is sublime. The opening track (driva' Man) sets the scene with Abbey Lincoln singing from the perspective of a slave and her relationship with the slave driver. Colman Hawkins is on fire, playing a solo full of soul and lyricism. Freedom Day is a hectic hard bop offering delivered in triple time and again shows Mr Roach's melodic style. Triptych is a piece that is on the more experimental tip where Abbey Lincoln expresses the feeling of a generation dealing with the struggle and oppression of a race of people for no reason other than the colour of their skin. All Africa is a gem. It is charactarised by the poly-rhythmic richness of Mr Roach and African percussionist Michael Olantunji. Tears for Johannesburg is a piece in 5/4 where the soloists get a chance to shine. All of the horns are on form but it is Julian Priestner who stands out. He blows a sweet solo and manages to make the sometimes bulky and sluggish trombone flow with a fluid delivery in an odd time signature. Once again Roach fires up the piece with a blistering solo that is full of all those Max Roach signature licks and lyricism that made him one of innovators of his instrument. This album has something for everybody and is a modern classic. -BrotherJames
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Davide carraro on 19 Mar. 2013
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It is quite an original record, flooding with raw energy - the third track, Triptych, is the perfect example. While surely is not suited to everyone's tastes, what with it being so different from any "classic" jazz record (the last section of "All Africa" is more likely to belong to tribal music), i can't recommend it enough to anyone willing to try something new.
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I bought this record for Abbey Lincoln: I love her voice and the way she sings. Here together with her husband, Max Roach, a perfect marriage between her melancholic melodic voice and the bright rhythm Roach can contrast with. A Great album any Jazz lovers can't miss in their collection. Quickly delivered before the expected date. I'm very happy with this product.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rudie on 2 Sept. 2010
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Recorded at the time of the civil-rights movement in the United States, this album exemplifies all that is great and innovative about jazz music. Max Roach's compositions drawing on African roots, with lyrics sung by Abbey Lincoln, this album simply blew my mind.
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