In The Light

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Max Roach Quartet
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Max Roach Quartet

This is one of a series of excellent recordings by the Roach 4tet in the early '80s that should be examined as not only excellent works, but perhaps even trend setters for a more progressive concept."

Artists :

Calvin Hill ( Bass )
Odean Pope ( Tenor Sax, Flute, Oboe )
Cecil Bridgewater ( Trumpet, Flugelhorn )
Max Roach ( Drums, Percussion )
Max Roach Quartet

"Max Roach was in the midst of establishing a small group sound with just tenor sax and trumpet on the frontline, and this recording firmly cements this approach. It's stripped down, but lacking no amount of power or verve, in fact the drummer seems rather inspired during this time period. Thankfully the Italian Soul Note/Black Saint labels documented this music, where companies in the U.S. turned away from it. You hear newly arranged bop standards for the most part, well played by all, while fresh voices in the form of trumpeter Cecil Bridgewater and saxophonist Odean Pope sound far removed from the players Roach teamed with in the '50s and '60s. "Henry Street Blues" is a standout for its playfulness, and the trading of phrases between the drummer and his bandmates, while bassist Calvin Hill is solid as a rock throughout. The title track is a piece that deviates from the rest of the set, and leans more heavily toward the creative improvised aspect of jazz. This is one of a series of excellent recordings by the Roach 4tet in the early '80s that should be examined as not only excellent works, but perhaps even trend setters for a more progressive concept."
(source: AllMusic.com, R. Wynn)

"“…This was the basis of Roach’s working band in the ‘80s, a period in which he turned back once again to standards…."     (source: The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD)

More Information
Title In The Light
Barcode 8024709065827
DOD ID B0035LCWQ6
Catalogue Number 121053-2
Display Artist Max Roach Quartet
Label Soul Note
Release date Dec 30, 1983
Year 1983
Format cd, digital
Duration 0:38:38
Main genre Jazz
Product type full album