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MG-36098: Max Roach Plus Four

[Front Cover] Label Type : blue EmArcy type B
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG36098A MS1    MSI    A1    I
SIDE-B MG36098B MS1    MSI    A1    I



Comments

Equivalent release: EmArcy SR-80001 (stereo), which was actually UNRELEASED.

Inside The Groove

Max Roach Plus Four's first album, featuring Kenny Dorham and Sonny Rollins.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Two talented players of Brown=Roach Quintet, Clifford Brown and Richie Powell, passed away because of a tragic automobile accident in the summer of 1956. After the initial shock had worn off, Max Roach started to continue his musical activity - finding musicans who would tally with his conception. Then the new-comers turned out to be Kenny Dorham on trumpet and Ray Bryant on piano.

As all of the recorded materials strongly proves, there is no other Clifford Brown. No trumpet player can play like Brownie. But on this album, Kenny Dorham plays fairly good which surely satisfied the need and the tastes of Max Roach. Ray Bryant here, also presents another modern concepts on piano.

Maybe we should not compare this Plus Four album with those by the Brown=Roach Quintet. All legendary recordings by the Brown=Roach Quintet are definitely top-notch and masterpiece. Otherwise, this new quintet named Max Roach Plus Four plays pretty well on this album, with refreshing bop jazz.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

9 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 13764-6 Ezz-Thetic (George Russell) 9:14
A-2 13767 Dr. Free-Zee (Max Roach) 2:06
A-3 13770-4 Just One Of Those Things (Cole Porter) 7:16
SIDE-B
B-1 13768 Mr. X (Max Roach) 5:10
B-2 13769 Body And Soul (Heyman - Sour - Green) 6:47
B-3 13766 Woodyn' You (Dizzy Gillespie) 6:51

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

A-3, B-1, B-2:
Kenny Dorham (tp), Sonny Rollins (ts),
Ray Bryant (p), George Morrow (b), Max Roach (ds).
Recorded in New York City on September 17, 1956.

A-1, A-2, B-3:
same personnel as A-3.
Recorded in New York City on September 19, 1956.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Max Roach (ds, ldr) :
  • EmArcy MG-26043 10-inch : Clifford Brown & Max Roach
  • EmArcy MG-36008 : Clifford Brown & Max Roach Incorporated
  • EmArcy MG-36036 : Clifford Brown & Max Roach
  • EmArcy MG-36037 : Study In Brown / Clifford Brown & Max Roach
  • EmArcy MG-36070 : Clifford Brown & Max Roach At Basin Street
  • EmArcy MG-36098 : Max Roach Plus Four
  • EmArcy MG-36108 / SR-80002 : Jazz In Three-Quarter Time
  • EmArcy MG-36127 / SR-80019 : Max Roach Plus Four Plays Charlie Parker
  • EmArcy MG-36132 : Max Roach Plus Four On The Chicago Scene
  • EmArcy MG-36140 / SR-80010 : Max Roach Plus Four At Newport
  • EmArcy MG-36144 / SR-80015 : Max Roach With The Boston Percussion Ensemble
  • Mercury MG-20448 / SR-60133 : Rich Versus Roach / Buddy Rich & Max Roach
  • Mercury MG-20491 / SR-60170 : Quiet As It's Kept
  • Mercury MG-20524 / SR-60201 : Max Roach Plus Four At Newport (reissue of MG-36140 / SR-80010)
  • Mercury MG-20529 / SR-60206 : Max Roach With The Boston Percussion Ensemble (reissue of MG-36144 / SR-80015)
  • Mercury MG-20532 / SR-60209 : Max Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker (reissue of MG-36127 / SR-80019)
  • Mercury MG-20538 / SR-60193 : Jazz In Three-Quartet Time (reissue of MG-36108 / SR-80002)
  • Mercury MG-20539 / SR-60215 : Moon Faced And Starry Eyed
  • Mercury MG-20559 / SR-60128 : Max Roach Plus Four On The Chicago Scene (reissue of MG-36132)
  • Mercury MG-20760 / SR-60760 : Parisian Sketches
  • Mercury MG-20911 / SR-60911 : The Many Sides Of Max
  • EmArcy MG-36000 : Dinah Jams Featuring Dinah Washington
  • EmArcy MG-36002 : Jam Session / Various Artists
  • EmArcy MG-36003 : Clifford Brown With Strings
  • EmArcy MG-36009 : Jam Session Featuring Maynard Ferguson
  • EmArcy MG-36039 : Best Coast Jazz / Various Artists
  • EmArcy MG-36043 : Julian “Cannonball” Adderley
  • EmArcy MG-36066 : Introducing Jimmy Cleveland and his All-Stars
  • EmArcy MG-36102 : Caravan / Clifford Brown All-Stars
  • EmArcy MG-36141 / SR-80019 : Newport '58 / Various Artists
  • Mercury MG-35012 / MG C-102 / MG C-502 10-inch : Piano Solos / Bud Powell
  • Mercury MG C-109 10-inch : Flip Phillips Collates
  • Mercury MG C-507 10-inch : Piano Solos, No.2 / Bud Powell
  • Mercury MG C-512 10-inch : Bird & Diz / Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie
  • Mercury MG C-513 10-inch : Charlie Parker Plays South Of The Border
  • Mercury MG-20523 / SR-60200 : Newport '58 / Various Artists (reissue of MG-36141 / SR-80009)



Jackets

Front Back
[MG-36098 FRONT] [MG-36098 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-36098 A] [MG-36098 B]



MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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