2 dic. 2008


Brown and Roach Incorporated

This is mostly a set of showcases for the individual members of the group. Mildama is for Max Roach himself. Sweet Clifford is a Clifford Brown Showcase, as is I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance. Darn that Dream is for tenor saxist Harold Land, and I'll String along is piano solo by Richie Powell. Maybe that's why I like other recordings better, because I like the ensemble even more than the sum of its parts. I do like Stompin at the Savoy on this album, which is more of an ensemble piece. I absolutely love Max's drum solo on this one. So musical. Overall, it's an essential recording by my favorite hard bop ensemble.