Max Roach- We Insist LP [Vinyl] - 33RPM

Max Roach

We Insist


Hq Virgin

Genre: Jazz
EAN: 889397006297
Regular price €25,00

Max Roach was not only one of the best jazz drummers of all time, but also a longtime civil rights activist. The cover for the 1961 LP We Insist! Freedom Now Suite, features a photo of three Black men at a snack bar, accompanied by a white man in the uniform of a soda jerk. It was an incendiary image, directed at a still-segregated country.

But the album doesn't stop at the cover. The music is excellent and includes a number of jazz stars, including vocalist Abbey Lincoln, tenor saxophonists Coleman Hawkins and Walter Benton, trumpeter Booker Little, trombonist Julian Priester and Michael Babatunde Olatunji. This was (and is) both a brilliant piece of music and a political and social statement, earning a crown in the Penguin Guide to Jazz and a 5-star rating in Downbeat.