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MG-36108: Jazz In Three-Quarter Time / Max Roach Plus Four

[Front Cover] Label Type : blue EmArcy type C
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG-36108A-2    MSII    M    E
SIDE-B MG-36108B-2    MSII    M    G



Comments

Equivalent release: EmArcy SR-80002 (stereo). However, SR-80002 lacks two tracks, “The Most Beautiful Girl In The World” and “Blues Waltz”, which are included on MG-36108.

Later reissued as Mercury MG-20538 (mono) and Mercury SR-60193 (stereo), but it is very doubtful that these 2nd issue was actually released.

Inside The Groove

Max Roach Plus Four's 2nd EmArcy LP, featuring all “3/4” time tracks.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

After Clifford Brown's sudden tragic passaway in 1956, Max Roach soon formed his next band “Max Roach Plus Four”, featuring Kenny Dorham on trumpet and Sonny Rollins on tenor sax. Since then, the “Plus Four” band regularly changed its members but was active in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

This LP, “Plus Four”'s 2nd EmArcy album, features waltz tracks. It is amazing the even with the waltz rhythm they surely plays boppish jazz and very challenging.

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

8 out of 10







Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 15177 (JB3) Blues Waltz (Max Roach) 6:29
A-2 15189-4 (JB7) Valse Hot (Sonny Rollins) 14:15
SIDE-B
B-1 15175-10 (JB1) I'll Take Romance (B. Oakland - O. Hammerstein II) 4:31
B-2 15187-7 (JB5) Little Folks (Max Roach) 5:35
B-3 15194 (JB8) Lover (mono edit) (Rodgers - Hart) 5:32
B-4 13765 The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (Rodgers - Hart) 7:08

Personnel


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

According to the Ruppli's discography, March 18, 20 and 21 sessions are noted as “Recorded at Mercury Sound Studio, NYC”, however, “Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA” was the correct place where these session was cut.

B-3 “Lover” is a edited version (Max Roach's drum exchanges with the band was edited out): unedited version can be heard on Stereo issue, SR-80002.

B-4:
Kenny Dorham (tp), Sonny Rollins (ts),
Ray Bryant (p), George Morrow (b), Max Roach (ds).
Recorded in New York City on September 19, 1956.

A-1, B-1:
same personnel as B-4, except:
Bill Wallace (p) replaces Ray Bryant.
Recorded at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA on March 18, 1957.

A-2, B-2:
same personnel as A-1.
Recorded at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA on March 20, 1957.

B-3:
same personnel as A-1.
Recorded at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA on March 21, 1957.

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-36108 FRONT] [MG-36108 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-36108 A] [MG-36108 B]



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