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Max Roach - We Insist! - Freedom Now Suite

Max Roach - We Insist! - Freedom Now Suite

$ 16.99

Artist: Max Roach |Label: Candid 8002 | Format: LP | Genre: Jazz | Album Condition: New  |  Cover Condition: Sealed

Max Roach 
WE INSIST!  Freedom Now Suite
featuring Abbey Lincoln, Coleman Hawkins, Olatunji, Booker Little & Julian Priester. 

Freedom Now Suite is an album originally released on Candid Records in 1960. It contains a suite which composer and drummer Max Roach and lyricist Oscar Brown Jr had begun to develop in 1959 with a view to its performance in 1963 on the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation. The cover references the sit-ins of the Civil Rights Movement. The Penguin Guide to Jazz  awarded the album one of its rare crown accolades, in addition to featuring it as part of its Core Collection.

The music consists of five selections concerning the Emancipation Proclamation and the growing African independence movements of the 1950s. Only Roach and vocalist Abbey Lincoln perform on all five tracks, and one track features a guest appearance by saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. 
Tracks are; 

Driva' Man
Freedom Day
All Africa
Tears for Johannesburg


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