Thursday, November 5, 2015
Drums Unlimited Max Roach Review
As far as jazz drumming is concerned, Max Roach is my favorite. Maybe it’s because I love the name “Roach”. With this release from Atlantic Records in 1966, Max finds himself putting on a showcase of drums and jazz music. Some people will call this “hard-bop”, to which I say, that’s elitism. Roach’s drum solos here are great, but there’s also some great bass solo work. Jymie Merritt’s bass work on “Nommo” is incredible. That song along makes this worth picking up. The line up here is Max Roach (drums), Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Roland Alexander (soprano sax), Ronnie Matthews (piano), James Spaulding (alto sax), Jymie Merritt (bass). It’s a great record, and features some great playing.
Fans of Max Roach will love this essential jazz record. You can pick up “Drums Unlimited” new for $11.46, or spend a lot less and get it for around $2.05 by clicking here. It’s a great jazz record in my view.