Max Roach Catalog

1943 (age 19)

Coleman Hawkins With Ben Webster - The Big Sounds  (Brunswick BL 54016)

Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Ellis Larkins (piano) Jimmy Shirley (guitar) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, December 18, 1943
19001Blues Changes
T1917Lover Come Back To Me

1944 (age 20)

Coleman Hawkins - Rainbow Mist  (Delmark DD-459)

Vic Coulsen, Dizzy Gillespie, Eddie Vanderveer (trumpet) Leonard Lowry, Leo Parker (alto saxophone) Ray Abrams, Don Byas, Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Budd Johnson (baritone saxophone) Clyde Hart (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, February 16, 1944
R1000Woody'n You
R1001Bu-Dee-Daht
R1002Yesterdays
Johnson plays (tenor,baritone saxophone)
NYC, February 22, 1944
R1003Disorder At The Border
R1004Feeling Zero
R1005Rainbow Mist (Body And Soul)

Benny Carter/Cootie Williams - Capitol Jazz Classics, Vol. 11: Big Band Bounce  (Capitol M 11057)

John Carroll, Edwin Davis, Milton Fletcher, Karl George (trumpet) Shorty Haughton, J.J. Johnson, Alton Moore (trombone) Bart Varsalona (bass trombone) Porter Kilbert (alto saxophone) Benny Carter (alto saxophone, trumpet, arranger) Willard Brown (alto,baritone saxophone) Bumps Myers, Gene Porter (tenor saxophone) Gerald Wiggins (piano) Jimmy Edwards (guitar) Charlie Drayton (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, May 21, 1944
254-1I Can't Escape From You
256-N1I Can't Get Started
257-3I Surrender, Dear

Various Artists - Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions  (Mosaic MQ19-170)

John Carroll, Edwin Davis, Milton Fletcher, Karl George (trumpet) Shorty Haughton, J.J. Johnson, Alton Moore (trombone) Bart Varsalona (bass trombone) Porter Kilbert (alto saxophone) Benny Carter (alto saxophone, trumpet, arranger) Willard Brown (alto,baritone saxophone) Bumps Myers, Gene Porter (tenor saxophone) Gerald Wiggins (piano) Jimmy Edwards (guitar) Charlie Drayton (bass) Max Roach (drums) Dick Gray (vocals -2)
Los Angeles, CA, May 21, 1944
1. 254-3I Can't Escape From You
2. 255-2I'm Lost
3. 256-3I Can't Get Started
Emmett Berry, Paul Cohen, Irving Lewis, Fred Trainer, Gerald Wilson (trumpet) Henry Coker, Alton Moore, Louis Taylor, George Washington (trombone) Jewell Grant, Porter Kilbert (alto saxophone) Benny Carter (alto saxophone, trumpet, arranger) Harold Clark, Bumps Myers (tenor saxophone) John Taylor (baritone saxophone) Rufus Webster (piano) Herman Mitchell (guitar) Charlie Drayton (bass) Max Roach (drums) Larry Stewart (vocals -1)
Los Angeles, CA, April 9, 1945
1. 610-5June Comes Around Every Year
2. 611-3Malibu
** also issued on Mosaic MD12-170.

1945

Benny Carter And His Orchestra 1943-1946  (Classics (F) 923)

Felix Barboza, Alfonso Barrymore, William Johnson, Loyal Walker (trumpet) Shorty Haughton, J.J. Johnson, Alton Moore, George Washington (trombone) Jewell Grant, Porter Kilbert (alto saxophone) Benny Carter (alto saxophone, trumpet) Don Byas, Harold Clark (tenor saxophone) Willard Brown (baritone saxophone) Rufus Webster (piano) Herman Mitchell (guitar) Charlie Drayton (bass) Max Roach (drums) Timmie Rogers (vocals)
NYC, February 26, 1945
W1256Daddy-O
W1258A Good Deal
Savannah Churchill (vocals) replaces Rogers
NYC, February 27, 1945
W1261All Alone
W1262Daddy Daddy

Nat King Cole - Jazz Encounters  (Capitol CDP 7 96693 2)

Bill Coleman (trumpet) Buster Bailey (clarinet) Benny Carter (alto saxophone) Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Nat King Cole (piano) Oscar Moore (guitar) John Kirby (bass) Max Roach (drums) Kay Starr (vocals -3,4)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, March 30, 1945
1. 599-3You Can Depend On Me
2. 599-4You Can Depend On Me (alt. take)
3. 600-3AIf I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight
4. 601-2Stormy Weather
5. 602-4Riffmarole (alt. take)

Various Artists - The History Of Jazz Volume Three: Everybody Swings  (Capitol T 795)

Bill Coleman (trumpet) Buster Bailey (clarinet) Benny Carter (alto saxophone) Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Nat King Cole (piano) Oscar Moore (guitar) John Kirby (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, March 30, 1945
602-5ARiffmarole

Charlie Parker - Every Bit Of It 1945  (Spotlite (E) SPJ 150D)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Nat Jaffe (piano -1,3) Tadd Dameron (piano -2) Bill DeArango (guitar) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums) Sarah Vaughan (vocals)
NYC, May 25, 1945
1. W3325What More Can A Woman Do
2. W3326I'd Rather Have A Memory Than A Dream
3. W3327Mean To Me

Dizzy Gillespie/Charlie Parker - Town Hall, New York City, June 22, 1945  (Uptown UPCD 27.51)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Don Byas (tenor saxophone -1,2) Al Haig (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Town Hall", NYC, June 22, 1945
1.Intro
2.Bebop
3.A Night In Tunisia
4.Groovin' High
5.Salt Peanuts

The Genius Of Charlie Parker  (Savoy MG 12014)

Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Dizzy Gillespie (piano -1, trumpet, piano -2) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
WOR Studios, Broadway, NYC, November 26, 1945
1. S5849-1Warming Up A Riff (orig.-take 1)
2. S5853-2Ko-Ko (orig.-take 2) (Cocoa)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Bud Powell (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, May 8, 1947
S3420-5Donna Lee (orig.-take 3)
S3421-4Chasin' The Bird (short-take 4)
Duke Jordan (piano) replaces Powell
United Sound Systems, Detroit, MI, December 21, 1947
D831-3Bluebird (orig.-take 3)
D832-1Klaunstance (orig.-take 1)
D833-3Bird Gets The Worm (orig.-take 3)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, September 18, 1948
B900-4Barbados (orig.-take 4)
same personnel
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, September 24, 1948
B908-1Perhaps (new-take 1)
B911-2Merry-Go-Round (orig.-take 2)

Charlie Parker Story  (Savoy MG 12079)

Miles Davis (trumpet -1/9) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Sadik Hakim (piano -8,9) Dizzy Gillespie (piano -1/7,11, trumpet, piano -10) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
WOR Studios, Broadway, NYC, November 26, 1945
1. S5850-1Billie's Bounce (new-take 1)
2. S5850-2Billie's Bounce (short-take 2)
3. S5850-3Billie's Bounce (new-take 3)
4. S5850-4Billie's Bounce (new-take 4)
5. S5851-1Now's The Time (short-take 1)
6. S5851-2Now's The Time (short-take 2)
7. S5851-3Now's The Time (new-take 3)
8. S5852-1Thriving On A Riff (new-take 1)
9. S5852-2Thriving On A Riff (short-take 2)
10. S5853-1Ko-Ko (short-take 1)
11.Meandering (new-take 1)

Charlie Parker Memorial, Vol. 2  (Savoy MG 12009)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Dizzy Gillespie (piano -1) Sadik Hakim (piano -2) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
WOR Studios, Broadway, NYC, November 26, 1945
1. S5850-5Billie's Bounce (orig.-take 5)
2. S5852-3Thriving On A Riff (orig.-take 3)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Bud Powell (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, May 8, 1947
S3420-4Donna Lee (new-take 4)
S3421-3Chasin' The Bird (new-take 3)
S3423-1Buzzy (new-take 1)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (tenor saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, August 14, 1947
S3440-2Milestones (new-take 2)
S3442-2Half Nelson (orig.-take 2)
S3443-1Sippin' At Bells (short-take 1)
S3443-2Sippin' At Bells (orig.-take 2)
Miles Davis (trumpet -1/4) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, September 18, 1948
1. B900-2Barbados (short-take 2)
2. B900-3Barbados (new-take 3)
3. B902-3Constellation (short-take 3)
4. B902-4Constellation (orig.-take 4)
5. B903-2Parker's Mood (short-take 2)
6. B903-3Parker's Mood (orig.-take 3)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, September 24, 1948
B908-2Perhaps (short-take 2)
B908-3Perhaps (new-take 3)
B909-11Marmaduke (take 11)

The Immortal Charlie Parker  (Savoy MG 12001)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Dizzy Gillespie (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
WOR Studios, Broadway, NYC, November 26, 1945
S5851-4Now's The Time (orig.-take 4)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Bud Powell (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, May 8, 1947
S3420-2Donna Lee (new-take 2)
S3420-3Donna Lee (new-take 3)
S3421-1Chasin' The Bird (new-take 1)
S3422-1Cheryl (short-take 1)
S3422-2Cheryl (orig.-take 2)
S3423-2Buzzy (short-take 2)
S3423-3Buzzy (new-take 3)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (tenor saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, August 14, 1947
S3440-3Milestones (orig.-take 3)
S3441-1Little Willie Leaps (short-take 1)
S3441-2Little Willie Leaps (new-take 2)
S3441-3Little Willie Leaps (orig.-take 3)
S3442-1Half Nelson (new-take 1)
S3443-4Sippin' At Bells (new-take 4)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, September 24, 1948
B909-6Marmaduke (orig.-take 6)
B909-7Marmaduke (orig.-take 7)
B909-8Marmaduke (orig.-take 8)

1946

Dexter Gordon - Long Tall Dexter  (Savoy SJL 2211)

Leonard Hawkins (trumpet -1,3) Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Bud Powell (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, January 29, 1946
1. S5878-1Long Tall Dexter (alt. take)
2. S5880-3I Can't Escape From You (alt. take)
3. S5881-2Dexter Digs In (alt. take)

Dexter Gordon - Dexter Rides Again  (Savoy MG 12130)

Leonard Hawkins (trumpet -1,2,4) Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Bud Powell (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, January 29, 1946
1. S5878-2Long Tall Dexter
2. S5879-1Dexter Rides Again
3. S5880-7I Can't Escape From You
4. S5881-3Dexter Digs In

Dexter Gordon - Settin' The Pace  (Savoy SVY 17027)

Leonard Hawkins (trumpet) Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone) Bud Powell (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, January 29, 1946
S5881Dexter Digs In (alt. take 2)

Various Artists - Brothers And Other Mothers  (Savoy SJL 2210)

Allen Eager (tenor saxophone) Ed Finckel (piano) Bob Carter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, March 22, 1946
S59000Rampage
S59001Vot's Dot
S59002Bo By Hatch
S59003Symphony Sid's Idea (Zadah)
Allen Eager (tenor saxophone) Terry Gibbs (vibraphone) Duke Jordan (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, July 15, 1947
S3432All Night, All Frantic
S3433Donald Jay
S3434Meeskite
S3435And That's For Sure

Ted Nash  (Savoy XP 8090)

Ted Nash (tenor,alto saxophone) Geoffrey Clarkson (piano) Bob Leininger (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, June 21, 1946
S3304Cocktails For Two
S3307Margie

Various Artists - Tenor Sax Solos, Vol. 3  (Savoy MG 9021)

Ted Nash (tenor,alto saxophone) Geoffrey Clarkson (piano) Bob Leininger (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
NYC, June 21, 1946
S3305Over The Rainbow

Various Artists - Tenor Sax Solos, Vol. 2  (Savoy MG 9013)

Ted Nash (tenor,alto saxophone) Geoffrey Clarkson (piano) Bob Leininger (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
NYC, June 21, 1946
S3306Annie Laurie

J.J. Johnson - Mad Be Bop  (Savoy SJL 2232)

J.J. Johnson (trombone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Bud Powell (piano) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, June 26, 1946
S3309-1Jay Bird
S3309-9-
S3311-1Hey Jay Jay
S3311-4-
S3312-1Mad Bebop

J.J. Johnson's Jazz Quintets  (Savoy MG 12106)

J.J. Johnson (trombone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Bud Powell (piano) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
NYC, June 26, 1946
S3309-11Jay Bird (Fly Jay)
S3310-1Coppin' The Bop
S3311-2Hey Jay Jay

Various Artists - Opus De Bop  (Savoy MG 12114)

Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, July 31, 1946
S3321Opus De Bop
S3322And The Angels Swing
S3323Running Water
S3324Don't Worry 'Bout Me

Don Byas - Savoy Jam Party  (Savoy SJL 2213)

Don Byas (tenor saxophone) Sanford Gold (piano) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, August 21, 1946
S3329Living My Life For You
S3330To Each His Own
S3331AThey Say It's Wonderful
S3332ACynthia's In Love
S3333ASeptember Song
S3334ASt. Louis Blues
S3335I've Found A New Baby
S3336Marie

Coleman Hawkins - Bean And The Boys  (Prestige PR 7824)

Fats Navarro (trumpet -1/3) J.J. Johnson (trombone -1/3) Porter Kilbert (alto saxophone -1/3) Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone -2/5) Hank Jones (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, December, 1946
1. SR1857I Mean You
2. SR1858-1Bean And The Boys
3. SR1858-2-
4. SR1859You Go To My Head
5. SR1860-1Cocktails For Two

1947

The Bud Powell Trio  (Roost RLP 2224)

Bud Powell (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, January 10, 1947
2991I'll Remember April
2992Indiana
2993Somebody Loves Me
2994I Should Care
2995Bud's Bubble
2996Off Minor
2997Nice Work If You Can Get It
2998Everything Happens To Me

Charlie Parker - Encores  (Savoy SJL 1107)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Bud Powell (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, May 8, 1947
S3420-1Donna Lee (new-take 1)
S3421-2Chasin' The Bird (short-take 2)

Charlie Parker Memorial, Vol. 1  (Savoy MG 12000)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Bud Powell (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, May 8, 1947
S3423-4Buzzy (short-take 4)
S3423-5Buzzy (orig.-take)
Duke Jordan (piano) replaces Powell
United Sound Systems, Detroit, MI, December 21, 1947
D830-1Another Hair Do (short-take 1)
D830-2Another Hair Do (short-take 2)
D830-3Another Hair Do (orig.-take 3)
D831-1Bluebird (new-take 1)
D833-1Bird Gets The Worm (new-take 1)
Miles Davis (trumpet -1/5) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, September 18, 1948
1. B900-1Barbados (new-take 1)
2. B901-1Ah-Leu-Cha (short-take 1)
3. B901-2Ah-Leu-Cha (orig.-take 2)
4. B902-1Constellation (new-take 1)
5. B902-2Constellation (short-take 2)
6. B903-1Parker's Mood (new-take 1)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, September 24, 1948
B908-5Perhaps (new-take 5)
B908-6Perhaps (orig.-take 6)
B908-7Perhaps (orig.-master)
B909-2Marmaduke (new-take 2)
B909-5Marmaduke (short-take 5)
B910-2Steeplechase (take 2)
B911-1Merry-Go-Round (new-take 1)

Coleman Hawkins/Howard McGhee/Lester Young - A Date With Greatness  (Imperial LP 9188-A)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Kai Winding (trombone) Howard Johnson (alto saxophone) Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, June, 1947
215-3 | IM-3818Bean-A-Re-Bop
216-2 | IM-3817Isn't It Romantic
217-2 | IM-3819The Way You Look Tonight
218-1 | IM-3820Phantomesque
** also issued on Imperial LP 12188-A.

Charlie Parker - The Complete Savoy Studio Sessions  (Savoy SJL 5500)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (tenor saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, August 14, 1947
S3440-1Milestones (orig.-take 1)
S3443-3Sippin' At Bells (short-take 3)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
United Sound Systems, Detroit, MI, December 21, 1947
D830-4Another Hair Do (orig.-take)
D831-2Bluebird (take 2)
D833-2Bird Gets The Worm (orig.-take 2)
Miles Davis (trumpet -1) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, September 18, 1948
1. B902-5Constellation (take 5)
2. B903-4Parker's Mood (take 4)
3. B903-5Parker's Mood (take 5)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Harry Smith Studios, NYC, September 24, 1948
B908-4Perhaps (short-take 4)
B909-1Marmaduke (short-take 1)
B909-3Marmaduke (short-take 3)
B909-4Marmaduke (new-take 4)
B909-9Marmaduke (take 9)
B909-10Marmaduke (take 10)
B910-1Steeplechase (orig.-take 1)

Various Artists - Lullaby In Rhythm  (Spotlite (E) SPJ 107)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) John LaPorta (clarinet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Lennie Tristano (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Max Roach (drums) Bruce Elliott, Barry Ulanov (announcer)
radio broadcast, "Bands For Bonds", WOR Studios, NYC, September 13, 1947
Ko-Ko I
Hot House
Fine And Dandy
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) John LaPorta (clarinet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Lennie Tristano (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Max Roach (drums) Carl Caruso (announcer)
radio broadcast, "Bands For Bonds", WOR Studios, NYC, September 20, 1947
Ko-Ko II
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
How Deep Is The Ocean
Tiger Rag
52nd Street Theme
** also issued on Zim ZM 1001.

Charlie Parker On Dial, Vol. 4  (Spotlite (E) SPJ 104)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, October 28, 1947
D1101-ADexterity
D1103-ADewey Square (Air Conditioning) (Prezology)
D1103-BDewey Square
D1104-BThe Hymn (Superman)
D1105-BBird Of Paradise
D1106-AEmbraceable You

Charlie Parker - Alternate Masters, Vol. 2  (Dial LP 905)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
WOR Studios, NYC, October 28, 1947
D1101-BDexterity
D1103-CDewey Square
add J.J. Johnson (trombone)
WOR Studios, NYC, December 17, 1947
D1151-BDrifting On A Reed (Giant Swing)
D1153-BCharlie's Wig
D1155-CCrazeology

Charlie Parker - The Bird Blows The Blues  (Dial LP 901)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, October 28, 1947
D1102-ABongo Bop
D1102-B-

Charlie Parker - Alternate Masters, Vol. 1  (Dial LP 904)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
WOR Studios, NYC, October 28, 1947
D1104-AThe Hymn
D1105-ABird Of Paradise
D1105-C-
D1106-BEmbraceable You (Embraceable)
same personnel
WOR Studios, NYC, November 4, 1947
D1112-BKlactoveedsedstene
D1113-CScrapple From The Apple
D1115-BOut Of Nowhere (Nowhere)
D1116-ADon't Blame Me
add J.J. Johnson (trombone)
WOR Studios, NYC, December 17, 1947
D1151-DDrifting On A Reed
D1152-BQuasimado
D1153-ECharlie's Wig
D1154-BBongo Beep (Dexterity)
D1156-AHow Deep Is The Ocean (How Deep)

Charlie Parker On Dial, Vol. 5  (Spotlite (E) SPJ 105)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, November 4, 1947
D1111-CBird Feathers
D1112-AKlactoveedsedstene
D1113-BScrapple From The Apple
D1114-AMy Old Flame (Blue Lamp)
D1115-AOut Of Nowhere
D1115-C-

Allen Eager - In The Land Of Oo-Bla-Dee 1947-1953  (Uptown UPCD 27.49)

Allen Eager (alto saxophone) Charlie Parker (tenor saxophone) Bud Powell (piano) Specs Goldberg (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Milton H. Greene's photography studio", 480 Lexington Ave., NYC, late 1947
Swapping Horns

The Complete Coleman Hawkins, Vol. 2 - RCA Black & White Series, Vol. 181  (RCA (F) PM 42046)

Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Chuck Wayne (guitar) Jack Lesberg (bass) Max Roach (drums) Leslie Scott (vocals) unidentified strings
NYC, December 10, 1947
D7VB2647How Did She Look
D7VB2648Under A Blanket Of Blue
D7VB2649Never In A Million Years
D7VB2650You Were Meant For Me

Coleman Hawkins - His Greatest Hits 1939-47, Vol. 17  (RCA (F) 730625)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Budd Johnson (alto saxophone) Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Marion DiVeta (baritone saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Chuck Wayne (guitar) Jack Lesberg (bass) Max Roach (drums) Tadd Dameron (arranger)
NYC, December 11, 1947
D7VB2659April In Paris
D7VB2660How Strange

Coleman Hawkins With Billy Byers And His Orchestra - The Hawk In Hi Fi  (RCA Victor LJM 1017)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Budd Johnson (alto saxophone) Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Marion DiVeta (baritone saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Chuck Wayne (guitar) Jack Lesberg (bass) Max Roach (drums) Tadd Dameron (arranger): same session
NYC, December 11, 1947
D7VB2661-1Half Step Down, Please
D7VB2663-1Jumpin' Jane

Various Artists - Esquire's All American Hot Jazz  (RCA Victor LPV 544)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Budd Johnson (alto saxophone) Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Marion DiVeta (baritone saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Chuck Wayne (guitar) Jack Lesberg (bass) Max Roach (drums) Tadd Dameron (arranger): same session
NYC, December 11, 1947
D7VB2662-1Angel Face

Coleman Hawkins - Body And Soul  (RCA Victor LPV 501)

Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Chuck Wayne (guitar) Jack Lesberg (bass) Max Roach (drums) Tadd Dameron (arranger)
NYC, December 11, 1947
D7VB2664I Love You

Charlie Parker On Dial, Vol. 6  (Spotlite (E) SPJ 106)

Miles Davis (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, December 17, 1947
D1151-EDrifting On A Reed (Prezology) (Air Conditioning)
D1152-AQuasimado
D1153-DCharlie's Wig
D1154-CBongo Beep (Habanera Mambobop) (Bird Feathers)
D1155-ACrazeology (excerpt)
D1155-B-
D1155-DCrazeology
D1156-BHow Deep Is The Ocean

Charlie Parker - Crazeology / Crazeology II: 3 Ways Of Playing A Chorus  (Dial 1034)

Miles Davis (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
WOR Studios, NYC, December 17, 1947
D1155-ABXCrazeology II: 3 Ways Of Playing A Chorus

Charlie Parker, Vol. 4  (Dial LP 207)

Miles Davis (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
WOR Studios, NYC, December 17, 1947
D1155-DDDCrazeology

1948

Gene Roland Band Featuring Charlie Parker - The Band That Never Was  (Spotlite (E) SPJ 141)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums) Kenny Pancho Hagood (vocals -4)
"Three Deuces", NYC, March 31, 1948
1.52nd Street Theme I
2.Dizzy Atmosphere
3.My Old Flame
4.All The Things You Are
5.Half Nelson
6.52nd Street Theme II
7.Drifting On A Reed (Big Foot)
8.52nd Street Theme III

Charlie Parker - Bird's Eyes, Vol. 6  (Philology (It) 214 W 29)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, March, 1948
The Way You Look Tonight
A Night In Tunisia
Groovin' High

Milt Jackson/Sonny Stitt - In The Beginning  (Galaxy GXY 204)

Russell Jacquet (trumpet) Sonny Stitt as Lord Nelson (alto saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Sir Charles Thompson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Max Roach (drums)
United Sound Systems, Detroit, MI, June, 1948
K5507 | 4022Be Bop Blues
K5509 | 4021Royal Wedding
K5510 | 4023Fine And Dandy
K5511 | 4024Silver Slipper (3rd Song)
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 1771, OJCCD 1771-2; America (F) 30 AM 6072.

Charlie Parker - Bird On 52nd St.  (Jazz Workshop JWS 501)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums) Kenny Pancho Hagood (vocals)
"Onyx Club", NYC, July 6, 1948
52nd Street Theme I
Shaw 'Nuff
Out Of Nowhere I
Hot House
This Time The Dream's On Me I
A Night In Tunisia
My Old Flame
The Way You Look Tonight
Chasin' The Bird
Dizzy Atmosphere
How High The Moon
** also issued on Fantasy LP 6011, LP 86011; Original Jazz Classics OJC 114, OJCCD 114-2; America (F) 30 AM 6061.

Charlie Parker  (Prestige PR 24009)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums) Kenny Pancho Hagood (vocals): same session
"Onyx Club", NYC, July 6, 1948
52nd Street Theme
Out Of Nowhere II
This Time The Dream's On Me II
52nd Street Theme II

Charlie Parker - Bird At The Roost, Vol. 1  (Savoy ZDS 4411/12)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Royal Roost", NYC, September 4, 1948
MC: Symphony Sid, Bob Garrity
MC: Symphony Sid talking about 52nd Street Theme
MC
-
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, December 11, 1948
MC
MC: Charlie Parker, Al Heig takeing
MC
-
-
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, December 12, 1948
MC
-
-
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, December 18, 1948
MC
Chasin' The Bird
MC
-
Kenny Dorham (trumpet) replaces Davis
"Royal Roost", NYC, December 25, 1948
MC
-
-
-
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, January 1, 1949
MC
-
-
-
MC: Symphony Sid, Charlie Parker
MC

Newly Discovered Sides By Charlie Parker  (Savoy MG 12186)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Royal Roost", NYC, September 4, 1948
52nd Street Theme
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, December 11, 1948
Groovin' High
Big Foot
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, December 12, 1948
Hot House
Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Lucky Thompson (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums) Dave Lambert, Buddy Stewart (vocals)
"Royal Roost", NYC, February 26, 1949
A Night In Tunisia
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, March 12, 1949
On A Slow Boat To China

Charlie Parker - The 'Bird' Returns  (Savoy MG 12179)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Royal Roost", NYC, September 4, 1948
Ko-Ko
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, December 11, 1948
Ornithology (Thriving On From A Riff)
Kenny Dorham (trumpet) replaces Davis
"Royal Roost", NYC, February 12, 1949
Barbados
add Lucky Thompson (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Dave Lambert, Buddy Stewart (vocals)
"Royal Roost", NYC, February 26, 1949
Half Nelson
Scrapple From The Apple
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, March 12, 1949
Cheryl
Chasin' The Bird

Miles Davis - Nonet 1948 - Jam 1949  (Royal Jazz (D) RJD 514)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Mike Zwerin (trombone) Junior Collins (French horn) John Barber (tuba) Lee Konitz (alto saxophone) Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Max Roach (drums) Gil Evans (arranger, conductor)
"Royal Roost", NYC, September 4, 1948
Move

Charlie Parker - Miles Davis - Lee Konitz  (Ozone 2)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Mike Zwerin (trombone) Junior Collins (French horn) John Barber (tuba) Lee Konitz (alto saxophone) Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Max Roach (drums) Kenny Pancho Hagood (vocals -5) Gil Evans (arranger, conductor)
"Royal Roost", NYC, September 4, 1948
1.Godchild
2.S'il Vous Plait
3.Moon Dreams
4.Hallucinations (Budo)
5.Why Do I Love You

The Persuasively Coherent Miles Davis  (Alto AL 701)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Ted Kelly (trombone) Junior Collins (French horn) John Barber (tuba) Lee Konitz (alto saxophone) Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Max Roach (drums) Kenny Pancho Hagood (vocals -4) Gil Evans (arranger, conductor)
broadcast, "Royal Roost", NYC, September 18, 1948
1.Move (Mood)
2.Moon Dreams
3.Hallucinations (Budo)
4.Darn That Dream

Hooray For Miles Davis, Vol. 1  (Session Disc 101)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Lee Konitz (alto saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums) Kenny Pancho Hagood (vocals -4)
"Royal Roost", NYC, September 25, 1948
1.52nd Street Theme (The Broadway Theme)
2.Half Nelson
3.Chasin' The Bird
4.You Go To My Head

Charlie Parker - Bird's Eyes, Vol. 1  (Philology (It) 214 W 5)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Three Deuces", NYC, fall 1948
Big Foot
52nd Street Theme
How High The Moon
52nd Street Theme (Short Version)
same session
Indiana
Out Of Nowhere
Fine And Dandy
All The Things You Are

Charlie Parker - Bird's Eyes, Vol. 5  (Philology (It) 214 W 19)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
"Three Deuces", NYC, fall 1948
Ornithology

Earl Coleman - I Wished On The Moon / Guilty  (Dial 756)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Don Lanphere (tenor saxophone) Linton Garner (piano) Al Casey (guitar) Jim Johnson (bass) Max Roach (drums) Earl Coleman (vocals)
NYC, November 29, 1948
D1161I Wished On The Moon

Dexter Gordon - Move!  (Spotlite (E) SPJ 133)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Don Lanphere (tenor saxophone) Linton Garner (piano) Al Casey (guitar) Jim Johnson (bass) Max Roach (drums) Earl Coleman (vocals): same session
NYC, November 29, 1948
D1162-AGuilty
D1163-CYardbird Suite
D1164-AStranger In Town
D1165-AAs Time Goes By
Fats Navarro (trumpet) Don Lanphere (tenor saxophone) Linton Garner (piano) Jimmy Johnson (bass) Max Roach (drums)
D1166-AMove
D1166-B-

Charlie Parker - Live Performances  (ESP-Disk' ESP 3000)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Royal Roost", NYC, December 11, 1948
On A Slow Boat To China
Kenny Dorham (trumpet) replaces Davis
"Royal Roost", NYC, December 25, 1948
Half Nelson
White Christmas
Little Willie Leaps
** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 3000.

Charlie Parker On The Air, Vol. 1  (Everest FS 214)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Royal Roost", NYC, December 12, 1948
Salt Peanuts
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, December 18, 1948
Out Of Nowhere
How High The Moon

Various Artists - Tadd Dameron Big 10 And Royal Roost Jam  (Beppo (E) BEP 503)

Benny Harris (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Lee Konitz (alto saxophone) Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Bud Powell (piano) Chuck Wayne (guitar) Nelson Boyd (bass) Max Roach (drums) Leonard Feather (announcer)
radio broadcast, "Royal Roost", NYC, December 19, 1948
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
I'll Be Seeing You
52nd Street Theme
Ornithology

Earl Bud Powell, Vol. 1 - Early Years Of A Genius, 44-48  (Mythic Sound MS 6001-1)

Benny Harris (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Lee Konitz (alto saxophone) Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Bud Powell (piano) Chuck Wayne (guitar) Nelson Boyd (bass) Max Roach (drums) Leonard Feather (announcer): same session
radio broadcast, "Royal Roost", NYC, December 19, 1948
Introduction
Perdido
Indiana
** also issued on Mythic Sound MS 6001-2.

1949

Charlie Parker - Broadcast Performances, Vol. 2  (ESP-Disk' ESP 3001)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Royal Roost", NYC, January 1, 1949
Be-Bop
On A Slow Boat To China
Ornithology
Groovin' High
East Of The Sun
Cheryl
** also issued on ESP-Disk' ESPCD 3001.

Dave Lambert - When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along / Beban Cubop  (Capitol 60014)

Al Haig (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums) Vidal Bolado (congas) Diego Ibarra (bongos) Dave Lambert (vocals) unidentified vocal group
NYC, January 20, 1949
3401When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along
3402Beban Cubop

Dave Lambert - Hawaiian War Chant / Always  (Capitol 60011)

Al Haig (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums) Vidal Bolado (congas) Diego Ibarra (bongos) Dave Lambert (vocals) unidentified vocal group: same session
NYC, January 20, 1949
3403Hawaiian War Chant
3404Always

Miles Davis - Birth Of The Cool  (Capitol T 792)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Kai Winding (trombone) Junior Collins (French horn) Bill Barber (tuba) Lee Konitz (alto saxophone) Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone, arranger) Al Haig (piano) Joe Schulman (bass) Max Roach (drums) John Lewis (arranger)
NYC, January 21, 1949
3395-3EJeru
3396-3DMove
3397-2EGodchild
3398-1DHallucinations (Budo)
Miles Davis (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Gunther Schuller (French horn) Bill Barber (tuba) Lee Konitz (alto saxophone) Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, March 9, 1950
4346Deception
4347Rocker
4348Moon Dreams
** also issued on Capitol M 11026 entitled "Capitol Jazz Classics, Vol. 1: The Complete Birth Of The Cool".

Miles Davis - Capitol Jazz Classics, Vol. 1: The Complete Birth Of The Cool  (Capitol M 11026)

Miles Davis (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Gunther Schuller (French horn) Bill Barber (tuba) Lee Konitz (alto saxophone) Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Max Roach (drums) Kenny Pancho Hagood (vocals): add Kenny Pancho Hagood (vocals)
NYC, March 9, 1950
4349Darn That Dream
** reissue of Capitol T 792 entitled "Birth Of The Cool" + 1 bonus track.

Charlie Parker - Bird At The Roost, Vol. 2  (Savoy ZDS 4413/14)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Royal Roost", NYC, January 22, 1949
MC
Oop Bop Sh'bam
MC
Scrapple From The Apple
MC
Salt Peanuts
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid With Announcer
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, January 29, 1949
MC
Groovin' High
MC
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, February 5, 1949
MC
Scrapple From The Apple
MC
Barbados
MC
Salt Peanuts
MC
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, February 12, 1949
MC
-
-
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid with MC. at conculusion Sid is heard briefly with Dinah Washington
add Lucky Thompson (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Dave Lambert, Buddy Stewart (vocals)
"Royal Roost", NYC, February 19, 1949
MC
-
-
MC: Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
commercial break #1
commercial break #2
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, February 26, 1949
MC
-
-
-
Deedle
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, March 5, 1949
Introduction By Dave Lambert And Buddy Stewart
What's This
MC
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
Cheryl
MC
Anthropology
MC
Hurry Home
Deedle
Royal Roost Bop
MC
same personnel
"Royal Roost", NYC, March 12, 1949
MC
introduction By Charlie Parker
MC
Jumpin' With Symphony Sid

Bud Powell - Jazz Giant  (Norgran MGN 1063)

Bud Powell (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, January-February, 1949
2174-5 | 242-5Tempus Fugit
2175-3 | 243-3Celia
same personnel
NYC, February-May, 1949
2407-4 | 246-4Strictly Confidential
2408-3 | 247-3All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
Bud Powell (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, February, 1950
341-2So Sorry Please
342-2Get Happy
343-1Sometimes I'm Happy
344-2Sweet Georgia Brown
346-1April In Paris
347-1Body And Soul
** also issued on Verve MGV 8153.

Charlie Parker - Bird At The Roost  (Savoy SJL 1108)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Royal Roost", NYC, February 12, 1949
Scrapple From The Apple
Bebop
add Lucky Thompson (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Dave Lambert, Buddy Stewart (vocals)
"Royal Roost", NYC, February 19, 1949
Groovin' High
Confirmation
Salt Peanuts

Various Artists - Alto Saxes  (Norgran MGN 1035)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Tommy Turk (trombone) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums) Carlos Vidal (bongos)
NYC, February-March, 1949
2542 | 292-3Cardboard
** also issued on Verve MGV 8126.

The Genius Of Charlie Parker #7 - Jazz Perennial  (Verve MGV 8009)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Tommy Turk (trombone) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums) Carlos Vidal (bongos): same session
NYC, February-March, 1949
2543-2 | 293-4Visa
omit Turk, Vidal
NYC, May 5, 1949
2755-5 | 294-3Segment
2756-5 | 295-5Passport (common)
2757-4 | 296-3Diverse (Segment)
Junior Collins (French horn) Al Block (flute) Tommy Mace (oboe) Manny Thaler (bassoon) Hal McKusick (clarinet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Tony Aless (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums) The Dave Lambert Singers: including Annie Ross (vocals) Dave Lambert (vocals, arranger) Gil Evans (arranger, conductor)
Fulton Recording Studios, NYC, May 25, 1953
1240-9If I Love Again

Various Artists - The Jazz Scene  (Clef MGC 4007)

Bud Powell (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, circa February, 1949
2199-1 | 244-1 | 62VK234Cherokee
** also issued on Clef MGC 674; Verve MGV 8060; ARS G 419.

Charlie Parker - Rara Avis Avis, Rare Bird  (Stash STCD 21)

Miles Davis, Max Kaminsky (trumpet -2,3) Will Bradley, Kai Winding (trombone -2,3) Joe Marsala (clarinet -2,3) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Mike Caluccio (piano) Joe Sullivan (piano -2,3) unknown (bass) Max Roach (drums) Specs Powell (drums -2,3) Ann Hathaway (vocals -2)
television broadcast, "Adventures In Jazz", CBS TV Studios, NYC, March 4, 1949
1.Anthropology
2.I Get A Kick Out Of You
3.Big Foot (Blues Jam #2)

Charlie Parker - Bird On The Road  (Jazz Showcase LP 5003)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Lucky Thompson (tenor saxophone) Milt Jackson (vibraphone -2) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Waldorf-Astoria Hotel", NYC, March 5, 1949
1.Barbados
2.Anthropology

Kai Winding - New Trends  (Roost RLP 408)

Kai Winding (trombone) Brew Moore (tenor saxophone) Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone) George Wallington (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, April 10, 1949
R2581Bop City
R2583Crossin' The Channel

Various Artists - Operation Jazz  (Roost OJ 1)

Kai Winding (trombone) Brew Moore (tenor saxophone) Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone) George Wallington (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
NYC, April 10, 1949
R2582Wallington's Godchild (Crossing The Channel)

Various Artists - Roost 5th Anniversary Album, Vol. 1  (Roost RLP 1201)

Kai Winding (trombone) Brew Moore (tenor saxophone) Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone) George Wallington (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
NYC, April 10, 1949
R2584Sleepy Bop

Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie - Bird And Diz  (Universal (J) UCCV 9034)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, May 5, 1949
2756-2 | 295-2Passport (rare)
** reissue of Mercury MGC 512.

Charlie Parker - Bird In Paris  (Bird In Paris CP 3)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums): same personnel
"Salle Pleyel", Paris, France, May 8, 9 & 14 or 15, 1949
Salt Peanuts I
Barbados
52nd Street Theme I
Out Of Nowhere I
Salt Peanuts II
Scrapple From The Apple
Out Of Nowhere II
Wee (Allen's Alley)
52nd Street Theme II
Aime Barelli, Bill Coleman, Miles Davis, Kenny Dorham, Hot Lips Page (trumpet) Big Chief, Russell Moore (trombone) Hubert Rostaing (clarinet) Sidney Bechet, Pierre Braslavsky (soprano saxophone) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Don Byas, James Moody (tenor saxophone) Hazy Osterwald (vibraphone) Al Haig (piano) Toots Thielemans (guitar) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Salle Pleyel", Paris, France, May 15, 1949
Farewell Blues (Blues)

Charlie Parker In France 1949  (Jazz O.P. (F) OMS 7004)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Salle Pleyel", Paris, France, May 8, 9 & 14 or 15, 1949
Out Of Nowhere III
A Night In Tunisia
Moose The Mooche
Hot House
I Got Rhythm (Blues)
52nd Street Theme III
same personnel
"Colisee Movie Theatre", Roubaix, France, May 12, 1949
Ornithology
Out Of Nowhere
Cheryl
52nd Street Theme
Lover Man
Groovin' High
Half Nelson
52nd Street Theme (alt. take)

Max Roach/Clifford Brown - 2 Giants  (Vogue (F) LDA 16008)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) James Moody (tenor saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Studio Technisonor, Paris, France, May 15, 1949
ST3010Prince Albert
ST3011Baby Sis (Maxology)
ST3013Maximum

Al Haig Trio And Quintet  (Prestige PR 7841)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) James Moody (tenor saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
Studio Technisonor, Paris, France, May 15, 1949
ST3012Tomorrow (Yesterdays)

James Moody - In The Beginning: Jazz Legacy 47  (Jazz Legacy (F) JL 97)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Studio Technisonor, Paris, France, May 15, 1949
ST3014Ham And Haig (Hot House)

J.J. Johnson/Kai Winding/Bennie Green - Trombone By Three  (Prestige PRLP 7023)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Leonard Gaskin (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, May 26, 1949
JRC20BElysees
JRC21COpus V
JRC22CHi-Lo
JRC23DFox Hunt
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 091, OJCCD 091-2.
** part of Prestige PRLP 16-4.

Various Artists - Classics In Jazz: Small Combos  (Capitol H 322)

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Teddy Charles (vibraphone) Harvey Leonard (piano) Jimmy Raney (guitar) Bob Carter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, August 24, 1949
4272Bud's Invention
** also issued on Capitol (E) LC 6363.

Various Artists - Classics In Jazz: Cool And Quiet  (Capitol T 371)

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Teddy Charles (vibraphone) Harvey Leonard (piano) Jimmy Raney (guitar) Bob Carter (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
NYC, August 24, 1949
4273Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone)
4274Extrovert
4275Good For Nothin' Joe

Lennie Tristano/Buddy DeFranco/Bill Harris - Capitol Jazz Classics, Vol. 14: Crosscurrents  (Capitol M 11060)

Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Teddy Charles (vibraphone) Harvey Leonard (piano) Jimmy Raney (guitar) Bob Carter (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
NYC, August 24, 1949
4276Aishie

Flip Phillips - Flip  (Clef MGC 693)

Billy Butterfield (trumpet) Bennie Green (trombone) Pete Mondello (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Mickey Crane (piano) Sam Bruno (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, August 29, 1949
280-6This Can't Be Love
281-2Cookie
** also issued on Verve MGV 8077.

Various Artists - 25 Years Of Prestige  (Prestige PR 24046)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Don Lanphere (tenor saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, September 20, 1949
JRC35AWailing Wall

Miles Davis/Dizzy Gillespie/Fats Navarro - Trumpet Giants  (New Jazz NJLP 8296)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Don Lanphere (tenor saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
NYC, September 20, 1949
JRC35DWailing Wall
JRC36CGo
JRC37BInfatuation
JRC38BStop
** also issued on Prestige PR 16002.

Don Lanphere/Fats Navarro/Leo Parker/Al Haig - Prestige First Sessions, Vol. 1  (Prestige PRCD 24114-2)

Fats Navarro (trumpet) Don Lanphere (tenor saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
NYC, September 20, 1949
JRC35EWailing Wall
JRC36BCGo
JRC37DInfatuation
JRC38DStop

Sonny Stitt With Bud Powell And J.J. Johnson  (Prestige PRLP 7024)

J.J. Johnson (trombone) Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, October 17, 1949
JRC600CAfternoon In Paris
JRC601BElora
JRC602BTeapot
JRC603BBlue Mode (alt. take)
JRC603CBlue Mode
Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone) Bud Powell (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, December 11, 1949
JRC1000AAll God's Chillun Got Rhythm
JRC1001Sonny Side
JRC1002BBud's Blues
JRC1003ASunset
same personnel
NYC, January 26, 1950
JRC1004DStrike Up The Band
JRC1005BI Want To Be Happy
JRC1006DTaking A Chance On Love
JRC1007AFine And Dandy
JRC1007BFine And Dandy (alt. take)
** also issued on Prestige PRLP 7248 entitled "All God's Children Got Rhythm". Prestige PR 7839 entitled "Bud's Blues". Original Jazz Classics OJC 009, OJCCD 009-2.

Sonny Stitt - Bud's Blues  (Prestige PR 7839)

J.J. Johnson (trombone) Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone) John Lewis (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, October 17, 1949
JRC600AAfternoon In Paris (alt. take)
JRC601AElora (alt. take)
JRC602ATeapot (alt. take)
** reissue of Prestige PRLP 7024 entitled "Sonny Stitt With Bud Powell And J.J. Johnson" + 3 bonus tracks.

Charlie Parker - Bird's Eyes, Vol. 2  (Philology (It) 214 W 12)

Red Rodney (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Pershing Hotel", Chicago, IL, November, 1949
I Cover The Waterfront
-
Confirmation
-
Now's The Time
-
Air Conditioning (Big Foot)
Perdido
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (into)
Ruby, My Dear
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (into)
Ruby, My Dear
Wee
-

Charlie Parker - Bird's Eyes, Vol. 3  (Philology (It) 214 W 15)

Red Rodney (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Tommy Potter (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
"Pershing Hotel", Chicago, IL, November, 1949
Hot House (Short)
Hot House (Long)
Cheryl (Short)
Cheryl (Long)
I Can't Get Started (Short)
I Can't Get Started (Long)
Groovin' High (Short)
Groovin' High (Long)

Various Artists - Stars Of Modern Jazz Concert At Carnegie Hall  (IAJRC 20)

Miles Davis (trumpet -1/4) Bennie Green (trombone -1/4) Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone -1/4) Serge Chaloff (baritone saxophone -1/4) Bud Powell (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"The Stars Of Modern Jazz", "Carnegie Hall", NYC, December 25, 1949
1.Symphony Sid's Remarks
2.Move
3.Hot House
4.Ornithology (incomplete)
5.All God's Chillun Got Rhythm

1950

The Swing Era Metronome All-Stars  (Harmony HL 7044)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Kai Winding (trombone) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet) Lee Konitz (alto saxophone) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Serge Chaloff (baritone saxophone) Lennie Tristano (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Eddie Safranski (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, January 10, 1950
CO42629-1Double Date
CO42630-1No Figs

Howard McGhee/Introducing The Kenny Drew Trio  (Blue Note 7243 4 95747 2)

Howard McGhee (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Brew Moore (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, January 23, 1950
BN370-1Lo-Flame (alt. take)
** same contents as Blue Note BLP 5012 + BLP 5023 + 3 bonus tracks.

Howard McGhee All Stars/Howard McGhee Sextet  (Blue Note (J) K18P-9274)

Howard McGhee (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Brew Moore (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
WOR Studios, NYC, January 23, 1950
BN370-2Lo-Flame
BN371-1Fuguetta
BN372-0Fluid Drive
BN373-0Meciendo
BN374-0Donellon Square
BN375-1I'll Remember April
** same contents as Blue Note BLP 5012 + BLP 5024.

Various Artists - Fisrt Sessions 1949-50  (Prestige P 24081)

Leo Parker (baritone,alto saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, July 20, 1950
JRC95BMona Lisa
JRC97BDarn That Dream
JRC98BI'll Cross My Fingers

Al Hibbler With The Ellingtonians  (Brunswick BL 54036)

Red Rodney (trumpet) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Harry Carney (baritone saxophone) Billy Strayhorn (piano) Oscar Pettiford (cello) Wendell Marshall (bass) Max Roach (drums) Al Hibbler (vocals)
NYC, September 21, 1950
M4011White Christmas
M4012Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen

Chubby Kemp - Me And My Wig / Juke Bop Boogie  (Mercer M 1971)

Red Rodney (trumpet) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Harry Carney (baritone saxophone) Duke Ellington (piano) Oscar Pettiford (cello) Wendell Marshall (bass) Max Roach (drums) Chubby Kemp (vocals)
NYC, September 21, 1950
M4013Me And My Wig
omit Pettiford
M4015Juke Bop Boogie

Johnny Hodges - Jumpin': Jazz Legacy 62  (Jazz Legacy (F) 500112)

Red Rodney (trumpet) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Harry Carney (baritone saxophone) Duke Ellington (piano) Oscar Pettiford (cello) Wendell Marshall (bass) Max Roach (drums) Chubby Kemp (vocals)
NYC, September 21, 1950
M4014How Blue Can You Get
Red Rodney (trumpet) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Harry Carney (baritone saxophone) Duke Ellington (piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Max Roach (drums) Sara Forde (vocals)
M4016Set 'Em Up

Duke Ellington And His Ellingtonians  (Vogue (F) LD 497-30)

Red Rodney (trumpet) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Harry Carney (baritone saxophone) Duke Ellington (mandolin piano) Wendell Marshall (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, September 21, 1950
M4017The New Piano Roll Blues

1951

The Genius Of Charlie Parker #8 - Swedish Schnapps  (Verve MGV 8010)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, January 17, 1951
489-2Au Privave
490-3She Rote

The Magnificent Charlie Parker  (Clef MGC 646)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
NYC, January 17, 1951
489-3Au Privave
490-5She Rote
491-1K.C. Blues
492-2Star Eyes
Junior Collins (French horn) Al Block (flute) Tommy Mace (oboe) Manny Thaler (bassoon) Hal McKusick (clarinet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Tony Aless (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums) The Dave Lambert Singers: including Annie Ross (vocals) Dave Lambert (vocals, arranger) Gil Evans (arranger, conductor)
Fulton Recording Studios, NYC, May 25, 1953
1238-7In The Still Of The Night
1239-9Old Folks
** originally intended as Clef MGC 733.

Various Artists - The History Of Jazz, Vol. 4: Enter The Cool  (Capitol T 796)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Kai Winding (trombone) John LaPorta (clarinet) Lee Konitz (alto saxophone) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Serge Chaloff (baritone saxophone) Terry Gibbs (vibraphone) George Shearing (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Eddie Safranski (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, January 23, 1951
6252Early Spring

The Metronome All Stars/The International Jazzmen/The Just Jazz All Stars - Capitol Jazz Classics, Vol. 6: All Star Sessions  (Capitol M 11031)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Kai Winding (trombone) John LaPorta (clarinet) Lee Konitz (alto saxophone) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Serge Chaloff (baritone saxophone) Terry Gibbs (vibraphone) George Shearing (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Eddie Safranski (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
NYC, January 23, 1951
6253Local 802 Blues

Various Artists - Conception  (Prestige PRLP 7013)

Miles Davis (trumpet) Lee Konitz (alto saxophone) Sal Mosca (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Arnold Fishkin (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, March 8, 1951
140BOdjenar
141BEzz-Thetic
142BHi-Beck
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 1726, OJCCD 1726-2.

The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 1  (Blue Note BLP 1503)

Bud Powell (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, May 1, 1951
BN382-1Un Poco Loco (alt. take 1)
BN382-2Un Poco Loco (alt. take 2)
BN382-4Un Poco Loco
BN384-0A Night In Tunisia
BN384-1A Night In Tunisia (alt. take)
Parisian Thoroughfare
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81503 (pseudo stereo).

The George Wallington Trios And Septet  (Savoy MG 12081)

George Wallington (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, November 21, 1951
Twins
Polka Dot
I'll Remember April
High Score
Hyacinth
Joy Bell
I Didn't Know What Time It Was
Fine And Dandy

1952

The Genius Of Charlie Parker #6 - Fiesta  (Verve MGV 8008)

Benny Harris (trumpet -1/3,5) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Max Roach (drums) possibly Jose Mangual (bongos)
NYC, January 23, 1952
1. 679-4Mama Inez
2. 680-3La Cucaracha
3. 681-6Estrellita
4. 682-3Begin The Beguine
5. 683-1La Paloma

The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve - Bird  (Verve (J) J00J-29001/10)

Benny Harris (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Max Roach (drums) possibly Jose Mangual (bongos)
NYC, January 23, 1952
680-1La Cucaracha
680-2-
680-4-
681-2Estrellita
681-4-
681-5-
Junior Collins (French horn) Al Block (flute) Tommy Mace (oboe) Manny Thaler (bassoon) Hal McKusick (clarinet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Tony Aless (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums) The Dave Lambert Singers: including Annie Ross (vocals) Dave Lambert (vocals, arranger) Gil Evans (arranger, conductor)
Fulton Recording Studios, NYC, May 25, 1953
1238-1In The Still Of The Night
1238-2-
1238-3-
1238-4-
1238-5-
1238-6-
1239-1Old Folks
1239-2-
1239-3-
1239-4-
1239-5-
1239-6-
1239-7-
1239-8-
Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Fulton Recording Studios, NYC, July 28, 1953
1246-2Chi-Chi
1246-5-
1249-1Confirmation
1249-2-

Gil Melle Quintet/Gil Melle Sextet  (Blue Note (J) K18P-9275)

Eddie Bert (trombone) Gil Melle (tenor saxophone) Joe Manning (vibraphone) George Wallington (piano) Red Mitchell (bass) Max Roach (drums) Monica Dell (vocals -2/4)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 2, 1952
1. BN461-3 (tk.4)Four Moons
2. BN462-3 (tk.8)The Gears
3. BN463-0 (tk.9)Mars
4. BN464-0 (tk.10)Sunset Concerto
** same contents as Blue Note BLP 5020 + BLP 5033.

Swinging With Flip Phillips And His Orchestra  (Clef MGC 692)

Al Porcino (trumpet) Bill Harris (trombone) Charlie Kennedy (alto saxophone) Flip Phillips (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Mickey Crane (piano) Freddie Green (guitar) Clyde Lombardi (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, March 21, 1952
749-3Someone To Watch Over Me
750-3I'm Puttin' All My Eggs In One Basket
751-2Singin' In The Rain
752-2Gina
** also issued on Verve MGV 8076.

Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2  (Blue Note BLP 1511)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Lucky Thompson (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Max Roach (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, May 30, 1952
BN434-1 tk.2Skippy
BN435-3 tk.7Hornin' In
BN437-0 tk.10Carolina Moon
BN438-0 tk.11Let's Cool One
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81511 (pseudo stereo).
** part of Blue Note BN-LA579-H2; Mosaic MR4-101.

The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Thelonious Monk  (Mosaic MR4-101)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet -1/4) Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone -1/4) Lucky Thompson (tenor saxophone -1/4) Thelonious Monk (piano) Nelson Boyd (bass) Max Roach (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, May 30, 1952
1. BN434-2 tk.3Skippy (alt. take)
2. BN435-1 tk.5Hornin' In (alt. take)
3. BN436-0 tk.8Sixteen
4. BN436-1 tk.9Sixteen (alt. take)
5. BN439-0 tk.12I'll Follow You
** same contents as Blue Note BLP 1510 + BLP 1511 + 25 bonus tracks.

The George Wallington Trios Featuring Charles Mingus, Oscar Pettiford, Max Roach  (Prestige PR 7587)

George Wallington (piano) Chuck Wayne (mandola -1) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, September 4, 1952
1. 351Love Beat
2. 352Summer Rain
3. 353Escalating
4. 354Laura
George Wallington (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Max Roach (drums)
355Tenderly
356When Your Lover Has Gone
357Red, White And Blue
358Arrivederci
George Wallington (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, May 25, 1953
483Among Friends
484My Nephew And I
485Variations
486Squeezers Breezers
487Cuckoo Around The Clock
488Married An Angel
489Ours
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 1754, OJCCD 1754-2.
** same contents as Prestige PRLP 136 + PRLP 158.

The Charles Mingus Group Featuring Jackie Paris, The Gordons, And Bob Benton - Debut Rarities, Vol. 4  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1829-2)

Paige Brook (flute, alto saxophone) Jackson Wiley (cello) John Mehegan (piano) Charles Mingus (bass, narrator) Max Roach (drums, voice) Jackie Paris (vocals, narrator)
Lennie Tristano's Manhattan Studio, 317 East 32nd Street, NY, September 16, 1952
E2CB6494-2Paris In Blue, Edition 1 (Orientation)
E2CB6495-2Make Believe
E2CB6497-2Montage
Hank Jones (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums) Honey Gordon (vocals) George Gordon Jr., George Gordon, Richard Gordon (vocals -1)
NYC, April 29, 1953
1. RM509You And Me
2. RM511Cupid

Jazz Workshop - Autobiography In Jazz  (Debut DEB 198)

Paige Brook (flute, alto saxophone) Jackson Wiley (cello) John Mehegan (piano) Charles Mingus (bass, narrator) Max Roach (drums, voice) Jackie Paris (vocals, narrator)
Lennie Tristano's Manhattan Studio, 317 East 32nd Street, NY, September 16, 1952
Paris In Blue, Edition 2
Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Leon Comegys (trombone) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone, flute) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Franklin Skeete (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, April 10, 1953
Orientation (alt. take)
Hank Jones (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums) Honey Gordon (vocals -2,3) George Gordon Jr., George Gordon, Richard Gordon (vocals -3)
NYC, April 29, 1953
1.Medley: You Go To My Head
2. RM508Can You Blame Me
3. RM510Bebopper
Max Roach (drums)
"Massey Hall", Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 15, 1953
Drum Conversation (Drum Conversation, Part 2)
Bud Powell (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
I've Got You Under My Skin

Jazz Workshop - Autobiography In Jazz  (Debut (J) DEB 198)

Paige Brook (flute, alto saxophone) Jackson Wiley (cello) John Mehegan (piano) Charles Mingus (bass, narrator) Max Roach (drums, voice) Jackie Paris (vocals, narrator)
Lennie Tristano's Manhattan Studio, 317 East 32nd Street, NY, September 16, 1952
Paris In Blue, Edition 3
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 115.

Charlie Parker - Live At Rockland Palace September 26, 1952  (Charlie Parker CP 502)

Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Mundell Lowe (guitar) Teddy Kotick (bass) Max Roach (drums) unidentified strings
"Rockland Palace", NYC, September 26, 1952
Rocker #1
Just Friends #1
I'll Remember April
Easy To Love
What Is This Thing Called Love
I Didn't Know What Time It Was
Repetition #2
East Of The Sun #1
April In Paris
Out Of Nowhere

Charlie Parker - "Bird" Is Free  (Charlie Parker PLP 401)

Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Mundell Lowe (guitar) Teddy Kotick (bass) Max Roach (drums) unidentified strings (-4,9)
"Rockland Palace", NYC, September 26, 1952
1.Moose The Mooche
2.My Little Suede Shoes
3.Sly Mongoose
4.Laura
5.Star Eyes
6.This Time The Dream's On Me
7.Cool Blues
8.Lester Leaps In
9.Rocker #2

Jimmy McPartland/Dizzy Gillespie - Leonard Feather Presents Hot Vs. Cool: A Battle Of Jazz  (MGM E 3286)

Jimmy McPartland (cornet -2) Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Dick Cary (trumpet -2) Don Elliott (mellophone -1,3,4, trumpet -2) Buddy DeFranco (clarinet -3) Ray Abrams (tenor saxophone) Ronnie Ball (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Hot versus Cool", "Birdland", NYC, November 24, 1952
1. 52S509Muskrat Ramble
2. 52S510Battle Of Blues
3. 52S511Indiana
4. 52S512How High The Moon

Thelonious Monk Trio  (Prestige PRLP 7027)

Thelonious Monk (piano) Gerry Mapp (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, December 18, 1952
399Trinkle, Tinkle
400These Foolish Things
401Bemsha Swing
402Reflections
** also issued on Prestige PRLP 7159 entitled "Monk's Moods". Prestige PR 7508 entitled "The High Priest". Original Jazz Classics OJC 010, OJCCD 010-2.

The Genius Of Charlie Parker #3 - Now's The Time  (Verve MGV 8005)

Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Fulton Recording Studios, NYC, December 30, 1952
1118-3The Song Is You (I Hear Music)
1119-7 | 62VK440Laird Bird
1120-2Kim
1120-4-
1121-2Cosmic Rays
1121-5-
Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Fulton Recording Studios, NYC, July 28, 1953
1246-1Chi-Chi
1246-3-
1246-6-
1247-1I Remember You
1248-1Now's The Time
1249-3Confirmation
** also issued on ARS G 441 entitled "Now's The Time".

1953

Joe Holiday - Mambo Jazz  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1786-2)

Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Eddie Bert (trombone) Earl Warren (alto saxophone) Joe Holiday (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) John Acea (piano) Franklin Skeete (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, March 4, 1953
457Cotton Candy
458And Now It Is Love
459My Funny Valentine
460Martha's Harp

Charlie Parker - Yardbird-DC-53  (VGM 0009)

Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Jack Holliday (piano) Mert Oliver (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Howard Theater", Washington, DC, March 8, 1953
Cool Blues
Out Of Nowhere
Ornithology
Anthropology

Max Roach Quartet  (Original Jazz Classics OJC 202)

Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Leon Comegys (trombone) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone, flute) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Franklin Skeete (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, April 10, 1953
A105Orientation
B105Mobleyzation
A106Glow Worm
B106Sfax
Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone -1/5) Walter Davis Jr. (piano -1/5) Franklin Skeete (bass -1/5) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, April 21, 1953
1. RM502Just One Of Those Things
2. RM503Cou-Manchi-Cou
3. RM504Kismet
4. RM505Chi-Chi
5. RM506I'm A Fool To Want You
6. RM507Drum Conversation
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 202-2.

The Charles Mingus Duo And Trio - Debut Rarities, Vol. 2  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1808-2)

Spaulding Givens (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, April 14, 1953
Day Dream (take 1)
Day Dream (take 2)
Theme From "Rhapsody In Blue" (take 1)
Theme From "Rhapsody In Blue" (take 2)
Jet (take 1)
Jet (take 2)

The Rarest On Debut: Charles Mingus  (Mythic Sound (It) MSLP 001)

Hank Jones (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums) George Gordon Jr., George Gordon, Honey Gordon, Richard Gordon (vocals)
NYC, April 29, 1953
You And Me (alt. take)

Charles Mingus - The Complete Debut Recordings  (Debut 12DCD 4402-2)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) Charlie Parker as Charlie Chan (alto saxophone) Bud Powell (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Massey Hall", Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 15, 1953
Perdido (undubbed version)
Salt Peanuts (undubbed version)
All The Things You Are (undubbed version)
52nd Street Theme (undubbed version)
Gillespie plays (trumpet)
Allen's Alley (Wee) (undubbed version)
Hot House (undubbed version)
A Night In Tunisia (undubbed version)
Eddie Bert (trombone) George Barrow (tenor saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Cafe Bohemia", NYC, December 23, 1955
Drums (take 1)
Drums (take 2)
I'll Remember April (alt. take)

The Quintet - Jazz At Massey Hall, Vol. 1  (Debut DLP 2)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) Charlie Parker as Charlie Chan (alto saxophone) Bud Powell (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Massey Hall", Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 15, 1953
Perdido
** also issued on Vogue (E) LDE 040; Disques Swing (F) M 33312 entitled "The Quintet Of The Year - Jazz At Massey Hall, Vol. 1".

The Quintet - Jazz At Massey Hall  (Debut DEB 124)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) Charlie Parker as Charlie Chan (alto saxophone) Bud Powell (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
"Massey Hall", Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 15, 1953
Perdido
Salt Peanuts #1&2
All The Things You Are
52nd Street Theme
Gillespie plays (trumpet)
Allen's Alley (Wee)
Hot House #1&2
A Night In Tunisia
** also issued on Fantasy LP 6003, LP 86003; Original Jazz Classics OJC 044, OJCCD 044-2. America (F) 30 AM 6053 entitled "Charlie Parker - Jazz At Massey Hall".

The Bud Powell Trio  (Fantasy LP 6006)

Bud Powell (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Massey Hall", Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 15, 1953
Embraceable You
Sure Thing
Cherokee
Hallelujah (Jubilee)
Lullaby Of Birdland
** also issued on Fantasy LP 86006. America (F) 30 AM 6056 entitled "Bud Powell - Charlie Mingus - Max Roach".

Miles Davis - Blue Haze  (Prestige PRLP 7054)

Miles Davis (trumpet) John Lewis (piano -1/3) Charles Mingus (piano -4) Percy Heath (bass) Max Roach (drums)
WOR Studios, NYC, May 19, 1953
1. 479When Lights Are Low
2. 480Tune Up
3. 481Miles Ahead
4. 482Smooch
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 093, OJCCD 093-2.

Earl Bud Powell, Vol. 2 - Burning In U.S.A., 53-55  (Mythic Sound MS 6002-1)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) Bud Powell (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Birdland", NYC???, circa late May, 1953
Woody'n You
Salt Peanuts
** also issued on Mythic Sound MS 6002-2.

Al Cohn - Cohn's Tones  (Savoy MG 12048)

Nick Travis (trumpet) Al Cohn (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, June 23, 1953
Ah Moore
Jane Street
I'm Telling Ya
That's What You Think

Billy Eckstine - The Great Mr. B With A Beat  (MGM E 3176)

Roy Eldridge (trumpet) Kai Winding (trombone) John LaPorta (clarinet) Warne Marsh, Lester Young (tenor saxophone) Terry Gibbs (vibraphone) Teddy Wilson (piano) Billy Bauer (guitar) Eddie Safranski (bass) Max Roach (drums) Billy Eckstine (vocals)
NYC, July 9, 1953
53S507How High The Moon, Part 1
53S508How High The Moon, Part 2
53S509St. Louis Blues, Part 1
53S510St. Louis Blues, Part 2

The Quartet Of Charlie Parker  (Verve 825 671-2)

Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Al Haig (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Fulton Recording Studios, NYC, July 28, 1953
1246-4Chi-Chi (alt. take)

Cliff "King" Solomon - Li'l Darlin' / But Officer  (OKeh 7010)

Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Clifford Solomon (tenor saxophone) Oscar Estelle (baritone saxophone) Wade Legge (piano) Monk Montgomery (bass) Max Roach (drums) Ernestine Anderson, Gigi Gryce (vocals)
NYC, August 2, 1953
CO49881Li'l Darlin'
CO49884But Officer

Cliff "King" Solomon - Square Dance Boogie / Street Walking  (OKeh 7022)

Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Clifford Solomon (tenor saxophone) Oscar Estelle (baritone saxophone) Wade Legge (piano) Monk Montgomery (bass) Max Roach (drums) Ernestine Anderson, Gigi Gryce (vocals): same session
NYC, August 2, 1953
CO49882Square Dance Boogie
CO49883Street Walking

Miles Davis And The Lighthouse All-Stars - At Last!  (Contemporary C 7645)

Chet Baker (trumpet) Russ Freeman (piano) Howard Rumsey (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"The Lighthouse", Hermosa Beach, CA, September 13, 1953
At Last
Rolf Ericson (trumpet -1,3) Miles Davis (trumpet -1/3) Bud Shank (alto,baritone saxophone -1,3) Bob Cooper (tenor saxophone -1,3) Lorraine Geller (piano -1/3) Howard Rumsey (bass -1/3) Max Roach (drums)
1.Infinite Promenade (Infinity Promenade)
2.'Round Midnight
3.A Night In Tunisia
4.Drum Conversation
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 480, OJCCD 480-2.

Chet Baker And The Lighthouse All-Stars - Witch Doctor  (Contemporary C 7649)

Chet Baker (trumpet) Russ Freeman (piano) Howard Rumsey (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"The Lighthouse", Hermosa Beach, CA, September 13, 1953
Winter Wonderland
add Rolf Ericson (trumpet) Bud Shank (alto,baritone saxophone) Jimmy Giuffre (tenor saxophone)
Loaded
I'll Remember April
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 609, OJCCD 609-2.

Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars, Vol. 3  (Contemporary C 3508)

Rolf Ericson (trumpet) Milt Bernhart (trombone -4) Herb Geller (alto saxophone) Bob Cooper (tenor saxophone) Bud Shank (baritone saxophone) Claude Williamson (piano) Howard Rumsey (bass) Max Roach (drums) Jack Costanza (bongos -1,4)
Los Angeles, CA, October 20, 1953
1. C369Mambo Los Feliz
2.Jazz Invention
3. C371Love Letters
4.Witch Doctor, No. 1
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 266, OJCCD 266-2.

Dizzy Gillespie/Stan Getz - Diz And Getz  (Norgran MGN 1050)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Oscar Peterson (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Ray Brown (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, December 9, 1953
1367-4Girl Of My Dreams
1368-7 | 63VK624It Don't Mean A Thing
1369-1It's The Talk Of The Town
1370-1Siboney, Part 1
1371-2Siboney, Part 2
1372-3 | 63VK622Exactly Like You
1373-3I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
1374-1Impromptu
** also issued on Verve MGV 8141.

1954 (age 30)

Stan Getz And The Cool Sounds  (Verve MGV 8200)

Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Bob Whitlock (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 23, 1954
1494-5Nobody Else But Me
1497-3Down By The Sycamore Tree
** also issued on ARS G 407 entitled "The Cool Jazz Of Stan Getz".

Various Artists - Tenor Saxes  (Norgran MGN 1034)

Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Bob Whitlock (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
Los Angeles, CA, January 23, 1954
1495-1With The Wind And The Rain In Your Hair
1496-6I Hadn't Anyone Till You
** also issued on Verve MGV 8125.

Jam Session Featuring Maynard Ferguson  (EmArcy MG 36009)

Maynard Ferguson (trumpet, valve trombone) Milt Bernhart (trombone) Herb Geller (alto saxophone) Bob Cooper (tenor saxophone) Claude Williamson (piano) John Simmons (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, February 23, 1954
10341Air Conditioned
10342Love Is Here To Stay
** also issued on Universal (J) UCCM 9120.

Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars, Vol. 4 - Oboe/Flute  (Contemporary C 3520)

Bud Shank (flute, alto flute) Bob Cooper (oboe, English horn) Claude Williamson (piano) Howard Rumsey (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"The Lighthouse", Hermosa Beach, CA, February 25 & 26, 1954
Aquarium
Warm Winds
A Night In Tunisia
Albatross
Still Life
Bags' Groove
Hermosa Summer
Happy Town
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 154, OJCCD 154-2.

Oscar Pettiford - Memorial: 10eme Anniversaire Des Disques Vogue, Vol. 35  (Vogue (F) LD 608-30)

Kai Winding (trombone) Al Cohn (tenor saxophone) Henri Renaud (piano) Tal Farlow (guitar) Oscar Pettiford (bass, cello) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, March 21, 1954
East Lag (E Lag)
Marcel The Furrier
Rhumblues
Stardust
Ondine
Burt's Pad

The Best Of Max Roach And Clifford Brown In Concert!  (Gene Norman Presents GNP 18)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Teddy Edwards (tenor saxophone -1,3) Carl Perkins (piano) George Bledsoe (bass) Max Roach (drums) Gene Norman (announcer)
"California Club", Los Angeles, CA, April, 1954
1. GNP113All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
2. -Tenderly
3. GNP114Sunset Eyes
4. -Clifford's Axe
Clifford Brown (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor saxophone) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums) Gene Norman (announcer)
"California Club", Los Angeles, CA, August 30, 1954
GNP125Jor-Du
-I Can't Get Started
GNP126I Get A Kick Out Of You
-Parisian Thoroughfare

Clifford Brown And Max Roach  (EmArcy MG 36036)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor saxophone) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 2, 1954
10856-2Delilah
10858-2Parisian Thoroughfare
same personnel
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 3, 1954
10859-3Jordu (edited version)
same personnel
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 6, 1954
10877-4Joy Spring
10880Daahoud
same personnel
Capitol Studios, NYC, February 24, 1955
11364-8The Blues Walk
same personnel
Capitol Studios, NYC, February 25, 1955
11365-13What Am I Here For

Clifford Brown/Max Roach - Brown And Roach Incorporated  (EmArcy MG 36008)

Harold Land (tenor saxophone) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 2, 1954
10857-2Darn That Dream
Clifford Brown (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor saxophone -1) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 3, 1954
1. 10860-10Sweet Clifford
2. 10861-7Ghost Of A Chance
Clifford Brown (trumpet -1,2) Harold Land (tenor saxophone -1,2) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 5, 1954
1. 10866-8Stompin' At The Savoy
2. 10867-4I Get A Kick Out Of You
3. 10868-1I'll String Along With You
Clifford Brown (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor saxophone) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 6, 1954
10878-1/4Mildama (edited version)

The Immortal Clifford Brown  (Limelight LM 2-8201)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor saxophone) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums): same personnel
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 3, 1954
10859-3Jordu (complete version)
Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) replaces Land
NYC, February 17, 1956
12462-9Flossie Lou
** also issued on Limelight LS 2-8601.

Clifford Brown - The Boss Man  (Time LP 8)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor saxophone) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 3, 1954
10860Sweet Clifford (Clifford's Fantasy)
Clifford Brown (trumpet) Kenny Drew (piano) Curtis Counce (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 11, 1954
10887Caravan (The Boss Man)

Max Roach/Clifford Brown - Daahoud  (Mainstream MRL 386)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 3, 1954
10861-6Ghost Of A Chance (alt. take)
Clifford Brown (trumpet -2) Harold Land (tenor saxophone -2) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 6, 1954
1. 10879-6These Foolish Things
2. 10880-5Daahoud (alt. take)

The Complete EmArcy Recordings Of Clifford Brown - Brownie  (EmArcy 838 306-2)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor saxophone) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 5, 1954
10867-5I Get A Kick Out Of You (alt. take)
same personnel
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 6, 1954
10877-3Joy Spring (alt. take)
10878-2Mildama (take 2)
10878-4Mildama (take 4)
10878-6Mildama (take 6)
10878Mildama (section II)
-Mildama (section III)
--
--
Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) replaces Land
NYC, February 16, 1956
12463-6What Is This Thing Called Love (alt. take)
12464-1Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing (breakdown)
12464-2Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing (alt. take)
same personnel
NYC, February 17, 1956
12459-2I'll Remember April (breakdown)
12462Flossie Lou (rehearsal take)
12462-3Flossie Lou (alt. take 1)
12462-7Flossie Lou (alt. take 2)
12462-8Flossie Lou (alt. take 3)

Clifford Brown - More Study In Brown  (EmArcy (J) 195J-1)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor saxophone) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 6, 1954
10878-5Mildama (take 5)
same personnel
Capitol Studios, NYC, February 23, 1955
11360-12Land's End (alt. take)
same personnel
Capitol Studios, NYC, February 24, 1955
11364-5The Blues Walk (alt. take)
Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) replaces Land
NYC, February 17, 1956
12459-3I'll Remember April (alt. take)

Clifford Brown All Stars - Caravan  (EmArcy MG 36102)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Herb Geller, Joe Maini (alto saxophone -2) Walter Benton (tenor saxophone -2) Kenny Drew (piano) Curtis Counce (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 11, 1954
1. 10887Caravan
2. 10888Autumn In New York

Various Artists - Mercury 40th Anniversary V.S.O.P. Album  (Mercury (J) 25PJ-58/61)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Herb Geller, Joe Maini (alto saxophone) Walter Benton (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Curtis Counce (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 11, 1954
10885Coronado (Coronodo) (rehearsal take)

Clifford Brown - Jams 2  (EmArcy (J) 195J-2)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Herb Geller, Joe Maini (alto saxophone) Walter Benton (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Curtis Counce (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 11, 1954
10885-6Coronado (Coronodo)
Clifford Brown, Maynard Ferguson, Clark Terry (trumpet -2) Herb Geller (alto saxophone) Harold Land (tenor saxophone -2) Richie Powell (piano) Junior Mance (piano -2) George Morrow (bass -1) Keter Betts or George Morrow (bass -2) Max Roach (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, August 14, 1954
1. 10909-2Crazy, He Calls Me
2. 10911-3I'll Remember April

Various Artists - Best Coast Jazz  (EmArcy MG 36039)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Herb Geller, Joe Maini (alto saxophone) Walter Benton (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Curtis Counce (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 11, 1954
10885-10Coronado (Coronodo)
10886-1You Go To My Head

Various Artists - Best Coast Jazz  (EmArcy EP 1-6141)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Herb Geller, Joe Maini (alto saxophone) Walter Benton (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) Curtis Counce (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 11, 1954
10885-10Coronado (edited version)
10886-1You Go To My Head (edited version)

Various Artists - Jam Session  (EmArcy MG 36002)

Clifford Brown, Maynard Ferguson, Clark Terry (trumpet) Herb Geller (alto saxophone -1,2,4) Harold Land (tenor saxophone) Richie Powell (piano) Junior Mance (piano -1,2,4) Keter Betts, George Morrow (bass -1,2,4) Keter Betts or George Morrow (bass -3) Max Roach (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals -3)
Los Angeles, CA, August 14, 1954
1. 10900-1What Is This Thing Called Love
2. 10903-2Move
3. 10904-3Darn That Dream
4. 10906-1My Funny Valentine / Don't Worry 'Bout Me / Bess, You Is My Woman Now / It Might As Well Be Spring

Dinah Jams Featuring Dinah Washington  (EmArcy MG 36000)

Maynard Ferguson, Clark Terry (trumpet -1,3/5) Clifford Brown (trumpet -1/4) Herb Geller (alto saxophone -3/5) Harold Land (tenor saxophone -3/5) Junior Mance (piano) Richie Powell (piano -4,5) Keter Betts or George Morrow (bass -1/3) Keter Betts (bass -4,5) George Morrow (bass -4/6) Max Roach (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, August 14, 1954
1. 10901I've Got You Under My Skin
2. 10902No More
3. 10905-2You Go To My Head
4. 10907-5Lover Come Back To Me
5. 10908-2Alone Together / Summertime / Come Rain Or Come Shine
6. 10910-1There Is No Greater Love
** also issued on Universal (J) UCCM 9031 entitled "Dinah Jams Featuring Dinah Washington + 4".

The Complete Bud Powell On Verve  (Verve 314 521 669-2)

Bud Powell (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, December 16, 1954
2138-1,2Like Someone In Love (incomplete)
2140-1,2That Old Black Magic (incomplete)
2140-5That Old Black Magic (alt. take 2)

Bud Powell - Jazz Original  (Norgran MGN 1017)

Bud Powell (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, December 16, 1954
2139-1Deep Night
2140-4That Old Black Magic
2141-1'Round Midnight
** also issued on Norgran MGN 1098; Verve MGV 8185 entitled "Bud Powell '57".

The Genius Of Bud Powell, Vol. 2  (Verve VE2 2526)

Bud Powell (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, December 16, 1954
2140-3That Old Black Magic (alt. take 1)

1955

Clifford Brown With Strings  (EmArcy MG 36005)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Richie Powell (piano) Barry Galbraith (guitar) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums) 6 violins, 2 violas, 1 cello, Neal Hefti (arranger, conductor)
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 18, 1955
11116-6Portrait Of Jennie
11117-5What's New
11118-4Yesterdays
11119-8Where Or When
same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 19, 1955
11120-7Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
11121-11Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
11122-8Laura
11123-4Memories Of You
same personnel
Fine Sound Studios, NYC, January 20, 1955
11124-6Embraceable You
11125-7Blue Moon
11126-4Willow Weep For Me
11127-7Stardust
** also issued on West Wind (G) WW 032, WW 2032 entitled "Clifford Brown And The Neal Hefti Orchestra".

Hazel Scott - Relaxed Piano Moods  (Original Jazz Classics OJC 1702)

Hazel Scott (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 21, 1955
Like Someone In Love
Peace Of Mind
Lament
The Jeep Is Jumpin'
Git Up From There
A Foggy Day
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1702-2.

Hazel Scott - Relaxed Piano Moods  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1702-2)

Hazel Scott (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 21, 1955
Mountain Greenery
Git Up From There (alt. take)
Lament (alt. take)
** reissue of Original Jazz Classics OJC 1702 + 3 bonus tracks.

Clifford Brown/Max Roach - Study In Brown  (EmArcy MG 36037)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor saxophone) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Capitol Studios, NYC, February 23, 1955
11358-7Gerkin' For Perkin'
11359-7Take The "A" Train
11361-15Swingin'
same personnel
Capitol Studios, NYC, February 24, 1955
11362George's Dilemma (Ulcer Department)
11363-15If I Love Again
same personnel
Capitol Studios, NYC, February 25, 1955
11366-2Cherokee (Indian Love Song)
11367Jacqui
11368-4Sandu

Various Artists - Trumpet Interlude  (EmArcy MG 36017)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor saxophone) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums): same personnel
Capitol Studios, NYC, February 23, 1955
11360-14Land's End

Thad Jones  (Debut DEB 127)

Thad Jones (trumpet) John Dennis (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 10, 1955
One More
I Can't Get Started
More Of The Same
Get Out Of Town (alt. take)
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 625, OJCCD 625-2 entitled "The Fabulous Thad Jones".

The Fabulous Thad Jones  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 625-2)

Thad Jones (trumpet) John Dennis (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 10, 1955
One More (alt. take)
** reissue of Debut DEB 127 entitled "Thad Jones" + 3 bonus tracks.

The Fabulous Thad Jones  (Fantasy LP 6004)

Thad Jones (trumpet) John Dennis (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 10, 1955
One More (edited version)
Get Out Of Town
** also issued on Fantasy LP 86004; America (F) 30 AM 6054. Prestige MPP 2506 entitled "Thad Jones And Charles Mingus".

John Dennis - New Piano Expressions  (Debut DEB 121)

John Dennis (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 10, 1955
Ensenada
Machajo
Cherokee
Seven Moons
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1843-2 entitled "New Piano Expressions: Debut Rarities, Vol. 5".

John Dennis - New Piano Expressions: Debut Rarities, Vol. 5  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1843-2)

John Dennis (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 10, 1955
Seven Moons (alt. take)
All The Things You Are (take 1)
All The Things You Are (take 2)
Cherokee (alt. take)
** reissue of Debut DEB 121 entitled "New Piano Expressions" + 4 bonus tracks.

Count Basie With His All Time Great Orchestra  (Hall Of Fame JG 629)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor saxophone) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, May 6, 1955
I Get A Kick Out Of You

Gene Krupa Quartet, Max Roach - Clifford Brown Quintet  (Hall Of Fame JG 633)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor saxophone) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, May 6, 1955
Variations (The Blues Walk)

Herbie Nichols Trio  (Blue Note BLP 1519)

Herbie Nichols (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 1, 1955
tk.4The Gig
tk.6Hangover Triangle
tk.8Lady Sings The Blues
tk.10Chit-Chatting
tk.11House Party Starting
same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 7, 1955
tk.12Terpsichore
Herbie Nichols (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 19, 1956
tk.1Wildflower
tk.4Mine
tk.12The Spinning Song
tk.16Query

The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Herbie Nichols  (Mosaic MR5-118)

Herbie Nichols (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 1, 1955
tk.5Applejackin' (alt. take)
tk.12The Gig (alt. take)
same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 7, 1955
tk.2Furthermore (alt. take 1)
tk.3Furthermore
tk.5117th Street (alt. take)
tk.6117th Street
tk.7Sunday Stroll
tk.10Nick At T's
tk.11Furthermore (alt. take 2)
tk.13'Orse At Safari
tk.14Applejackin' (alt. take)
tk.15Applejackin'
Herbie Nichols (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 19, 1956
tk.3Mine (alt. take)
tk.10Trio (alt. take)
tk.11The Spinning Song (alt. take)
tk.14Riff Primatif (alt. take)
tk.15Query (alt. take)
** also issued on Mosaic MD3-118; Blue Note 7243 8 59352 2.

Julian "Cannonball" Adderley  (EmArcy MG 36043)

Nat Adderley (cornet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone) Jerome Richardson (tenor saxophone, flute) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) John Williams (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Max Roach (drums) Quincy Jones (arranger)
NYC, August 5, 1955
11994Willows
11995Fallen Feathers
11996Rose Room

Introducing Jimmy Cleveland And His All Stars  (EmArcy MG 36066)

Ernie Royal (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland (trombone) Lucky Thompson (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) John Williams (piano) Barry Galbraith (guitar) Paul Chambers (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, August 12, 1955
11997Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
11998You Don't Know What Love Is
11999Little Beaver

Clifford Brown/Max Roach - Raw Genius 1  (Victor (J) SMJ-6185M)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Nicky Hill, Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Billy Wallace (piano) Leo Blevins (guitar) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Bee Hive Club", Chicago, IL, November 7, 1955
I'll Remember April, Part 1&2
Woody'n You
Hot House
** part of Columbia JG 35965.

Clifford Brown/Max Roach - Raw Genius 2  (Victor (J) SMJ-6186M)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Nicky Hill (tenor saxophone) unknown (tenor saxophone -1) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone -2) Billy Wallace (piano -1) Chris Anderson (piano -2) Leo Blevins (guitar) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Bee Hive Club", Chicago, IL, November 7, 1955
1.Walkin'
2.Cherokee
** part of Columbia JG 35965.

Sonny Rollins - Worktime  (Prestige PRLP 7020)

Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Ray Bryant (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 2, 1955
826There's No Business Like Show Business
827Paradox
828Raincheck
829There Are Such Things
830It's Alright With Me
** also issued on Prestige PRLP 7246; Original Jazz Classics OJC 007, OJCCD 007-2. Prestige PR 7750 entitled "Worktime!".

Charles Mingus - Mingus At The Bohemia  (Debut DEB 123)

Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Cafe Bohemia", NYC, December 23, 1955
Percussion Discussion
** also issued on Fantasy LP 6002, LP 86002; America (F) 30 AM 6052 entitled "Chazz!". Original Jazz Classics OJC 045, OJCCD 045-2.

The Charles Mingus Quintet + Max Roach  (Fantasy LP 6009)

Eddie Bert (trombone) George Barrow (tenor saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Cafe Bohemia", NYC, December 23, 1955
Drums
** also issued on Fantasy LP 86009; Original Jazz Classics OJC 440, OJCCD 440-2; America (F) 30 AM 6059.

1956

Clifford Brown And Max Roach At Basin Street  (EmArcy MG 36070)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, January 4, 1956
12421-4Gertrude's Bounce
12423-12Powell's Prances
same personnel
NYC, February 16, 1956
12463-7What Is This Thing Called Love
12464-14Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing
same personnel
NYC, February 17, 1956
12459-1I'll Remember April
12460-8Time
12461-16The Scene Is Clean

Clifford Brown - The Quintet, Vol. 2  (EmArcy EMS 2-407)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums): same personnel
NYC, January 4, 1956
12422-10Junior's Arrival (Step Lightly)

Clifford Brown - Pure Genius, Vol. 1  (Elektra/Musician E1-60026)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums): same personnel
probably live in NYC, early 1956
I'll Remember April
What's New
Daahoud
Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be)
52nd Street Theme

Sonny Rollins Plus 4  (Prestige PRLP 7038)

Clifford Brown (trumpet -1/4) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, March 22, 1956
1. 867I Feel A Song Comin' On
2. 868Pent-Up House
3. 869Valse Hot
4. 870Kiss And Run
5. 871Count Your Blessings
** also issued on Prestige PRLP 7291 entitled "Sonny Rollins/Clifford Brown/Max Roach - 3 Giants!". Prestige PR 7821 entitled "Sonny Rollins/Clifford Brown/Max Roach - Three Giants". Original Jazz Classics OJC 243, OJCCD 243-2.

Introducing Johnny Griffin  (Blue Note BLP 1533)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 17, 1956
tk.2Chicago Calling
tk.3Mil Dew
tk.6The Boy Next Door
tk.8It's All Right With Me
tk.10Nice And Easy
tk.13Lover Man
tk.14These Foolish Things
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 46536 2.

Various Artists - The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series  (Blue Note (J) BNJ-61008/10)

Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Curly Russell (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 17, 1956
tk.12The Way You Look Tonight
tk.16Cherokee
Herbie Nichols (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 19, 1956
tk.8Argumentative Variation (Trio)
tk.13Riff Primatif (Riff Primitif)

Max Roach - Clifford Brown Quintet Live At Basin Street, April, 1956  (Ingo (It) two)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Basin Street East", NYC, April 28, 1956
Valse Hot (Waltz Hot)
I Feel A Song Comin' On

Clifford Brown - Brownie's Eyes, Vol. 7  (Philology (It) W 1008.2)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) probably Richie Powell (piano) probably George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums) Bob Story (announcer)
WIOR radio broadcast, "Continental Restaurant", Norfolk, VA, June 18, 1956
Just One Of Those Things
You Go To My Head
Good Bait

Clifford Brown - Brownie's Eyes, Vol. 8  (Philology (It) W 1009.2)

Clifford Brown (trumpet) Sonny Stitt (alto saxophone -5) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) probably Richie Powell (piano) probably George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums) Bob Story (announcer)
WIOR radio broadcast, "Continental Restaurant", Norfolk, VA, June 18, 1956
1.One For My Baby
2.Someone To Watch Over Me
3.What's New
4.These Foolish Things
5.I Get A Kick Out Of You

Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus  (Prestige PRLP 7079)

Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 22, 1956
918You Don't Know What Love Is
919St. Thomas
920Strode Rode
921Blue Seven
922Moritat (Mack The Knife)
** also issued on Prestige PRLP 7326; Original Jazz Classics OJC 291, OJCCD 291-2.

The Magnificent Thad Jones  (Blue Note BLP 1527)

Thad Jones (trumpet) Billy Mitchell (tenor saxophone -1/4) Barry Harris (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 14, 1956
1. tk.2Thedia
2. tk.6April In Paris
3. tk.10Billie-Doo
4. tk.11If I Love Again
5. tk.12If Someone Had Told Me
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 46814 2.
** part of Mosaic MQ5-172, MD3-172.

The Magnificent Thad Jones, Vol. 3  (Blue Note BLP 1546)

Thad Jones (trumpet) Barry Harris (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 14, 1956
tk.7I've Got A Crush On You
** part of Mosaic MQ5-172, MD3-172.

Max Roach + 4  (EmArcy MG 36098)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Ray Bryant (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, September 17, 1956
13768Mr. X
13769Body And Soul
13770-4Just One Of Those Things
same personnel
NYC, September 19, 1956
13764-6Ezz-Thetic
13766Woody'n You
13767Dr. Free-Zee
** originally intended as EmArcy SR 80001.
** also issued on EmArcy (J) 195J-39 entitled "Max Roach + 4 & More".

Max Roach + 4 & More  (EmArcy (J) 195J-39)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Bill Wallace (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, March 18, 1957
15176-6It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
15178-5Love Letters
same personnel
Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, March 20, 1957
15188-10Minor Trouble
Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Fine Recording, NYC, December 20, 1957
16635 | JB158-7Raoul
16636 | JB159-2This Time The Dream's On Me
16637 | JB160-1Tune Up
same personnel
Fine Recording, NYC, December 23, 1957
16646 | JB163-6Anthropology
** reissue of EmArcy MG 36098 entitled "Max Roach + 4" + 7 bonus tracks.

Max Roach - Jazz In 3/4 Time  (EmArcy MG 36108)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Ray Bryant (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, September 19, 1956
13765The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
Bill Wallace (piano) replaces Bryant
Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, March 18, 1957
15175-10I'll Take Romance
15177Blues Waltz
same personnel
Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, March 20, 1957
15187-7Little Folks
15189-4Valse Hot
same personnel
Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, March 21, 1957
15194Lover (mono edit)
** also issued on Mercury MG 20538.

Sonny Rollins - Rollins Plays For Bird  (Prestige PRLP 7095)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Wade Legge (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 5, 1956
979I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
980Kids Know
982Bird Medley: I Remember You / Star Eyes / My Melancholy Baby / They Can't Take That Away From Me / Old Folks / Just Friends / My Little Suede Shoes
** also issued on Prestige PR 7553; Original Jazz Classics OJC 214, OJCCD 214-2.

Sonny Rollins - Sonny Boy  (Prestige PRLP 7207)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Wade Legge (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 5, 1956
981The House I Live In
Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 7, 1956
1033Sonny Boy
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 348, OJCCD 348-2.

Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners  (Riverside RLP 12-226)

Ernie Henry (alto saxophone) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, October 9, 1956
Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are
Pannonica
same personnel
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, October 15, 1956
Brilliant Corners
Clark Terry (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, December 7, 1956
Bemsha Swing
** also issued on Riverside RLP 1174; Original Jazz Classics OJC 026, OJCCD 026-2. Riverside RS 3000 entitled "Mighty Monk".

Ernie Henry - Last Chorus  (Riverside RLP 12-266)

Ernie Henry (alto saxophone) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, October 9, 1956
Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are (excerpt)
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 086, OJCCD 1906-2.

Kenny Dorham 1953, 1956, 1964  (Royal Jazz (D) RJD 515)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Ray Bryant (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
broadcast, "Bandstand USA", "Cafe Bohemia", NYC, October 10, 1956
Valse Hot
I Get A Kick Out Of You

Sonny Rollins - Tour De Force  (Prestige PRLP 7126)

Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums) Earl Coleman (vocals -2,3)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 7, 1956
1. 1031B. Swift
2. 1032My Ideal
3. 1034Two Different Worlds
4. 1035Ee-Ah
5. 1036B. Quick
** also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJC 095, OJCCD 095-2.

Sonny Rollins, Vol. 1  (Blue Note BLP 1542)

Donald Byrd (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Gene Ramey (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 16, 1956
tk.1Decision
tk.2Plain Jane
tk.5Sonnysphere
tk.6How Are Things In Glocca Morra
tk.8Bluesnote
** also issued on Blue Note BST 81542 (pseudo stereo), CDP 7 81542 2.

Joe Wilder - The Music Of George Gershwin: Of Thee I Sing  (Music Minus One MMO 4)

Joe Wilder (trumpet) Hank Jones (piano) Mundell Lowe (guitar) George Duvivier (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, 1956
'S Wonderful
Of Thee I Sing
Bidin' My Time
But Not For Me (take 3)
But Not For Me (take 8)
Fascinating Rhythm
Somebody Loves Me
I've Got A Crush On You
Someone To Watch Over Me

1957

Max Roach - Jazz In 3/4 Time  (EmArcy SR 80002)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Bill Wallace (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, March 21, 1957
JB8Lover (stereo edit)
** also issued on Mercury SR 60193.

Max Roach/Stan Levey - Drummin' The Blues  (Liberty LRP-3064)

Conte Candoli (trumpet) Frank Rosolino (trombone) Bill Perkins (tenor saxophone) Dick Shreve (piano) Howard Rumsey (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, March, 1957
Facts About Max
Swingin' The Blues
Blues In The Night
The Count's Blues

Various Artists - Jazz Omnibus  (Columbia CL 1020)

J.J. Johnson (trombone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Columbia Studio A, NYC, April 11, 1957
CO57801I've Got You Under My Skin

J.J. Johnson - First Place  (Columbia CL 1030)

J.J. Johnson (trombone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
Columbia Studio A, NYC, April 11, 1957
CO57802Harvey's House
CO57803Nickels And Dimes
CO57804That Tired Routine Called Love
CO57805For Heaven's Sake
CO57806Paul's Pal
same personnel
Columbia Studio A, NYC, April 12, 1957
CO57807-4It's Only A Paper Moon
CO57809-1Commutation
CO57811-5Be My Love
same personnel
Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC, April 26, 1957
CO57724-1Cry Me A River

The Complete Columbia J.J. Johnson Small Group Sessions  (Mosaic MQ11-169)

J.J. Johnson (trombone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Max Roach (drums): same personnel
Columbia Studio A, NYC, April 12, 1957
CO57808-1Out Of My Dreams
CO57810-2God Bless The Child
same personnel
Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC, May 3, 1957
CO57811-1/2Blue Trombone, Part 1&2
** also issued on Mosaic MD7-169.

J.J. Johnson - Blue Trombone  (Columbia CL 1303)

J.J. Johnson (trombone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Max Roach (drums): same personnel
Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC, April 26, 1957
CO57725-4Hello, Young Lovers
CO57726-5100 Proof
CO57727-2What's New
same personnel
Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC, May 3, 1957
CO57909-5Kev
CO57910-5Gone With The Wind
CO57911Blue Trombone, Part 1
CO57912Blue Trombone, Part 2
** also issued on Columbia CS 8109.

Kenny Dorham - Jazz Contrasts  (Riverside RLP 12-239)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Hank Jones (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, May 21, 1957
But Beautiful
I'll Remember April
Falling In Love With Love
La Villa
Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone -1) Betty Glamann (harp) Hank Jones (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, May 27, 1957
1.My Old Flame
2.La Rue
** also issued on Riverside RLP 1105; Original Jazz Classics OJC 028, OJCCD 028-2.

A.K. Salim - Pretty For The People  (Savoy 7567 93006-2)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Buster Cooper (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone,tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Max Roach (drums) Chino Pozo (congas) A.K. Salim (arranger, director)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 17, 1957
70125Blu-Binsky (alt. take)
70127Pretty For The People (alt. take)

A.K. Salim - Pretty For The People  (Savoy MG 12118)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Buster Cooper (trombone) Johnny Griffin (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone,tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Max Roach (drums) Chino Pozo (congas) A.K. Salim (arranger, director): same session
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 17, 1957
70125Blu-Binsky
70126R-U 1-2
70127Pretty For The People
70128Ba-Lu-Ee-Du
70129Shirley Ray
70130Takin' Care Of Business

Abbey Lincoln - That's Him  (Riverside RLP 12-251)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano -1/6,8, bass -7) Paul Chambers (bass -1/6,8) Max Roach (drums) Abbey Lincoln (vocals)
NYC, October 28, 1957
1.Strong Man
2.Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe
3.My Man
4.That's Him
5.I Must Have That Man
6.Porgy
7.Don't Explain
8.When A Woman Loves A Man
** also issued on Riverside RLP 1107; Original Jazz Classics OJC 085, OJCCD 085-2.

Abbey Lincoln - That's Him  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 085-2)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Max Roach (drums) Abbey Lincoln (vocals)
NYC, October 28, 1957
I Must Have That Man (take 3)
Porgy (take 1)
** reissue of Riverside RLP 12-251 + 2 bonus tracks.

Benny Golson - The Modern Touch  (Riverside RLP 12-256)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, December 19, 1957
Hymn To The Orient
Namely You
Blues On Down
same personnel
Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, December 23, 1957
Out Of The Past
Reunion
Venetian Blues
** also issued on Jazzland JLP 85, JLP 985 entitled "Reunion". Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 1797-2.
** part of Milestone M 47048.

The Max Roach 4 Plays Charlie Parker  (EmArcy MG 36127)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Fine Recording, NYC, December 23, 1957
16644 | JB161-4Confirmation
16645 | JB162-11Au Privave (Apres Vous)
16647 | JB164-2Yardbird Suite
Kenny Dorham (trumpet) George Coleman (tenor saxophone) Nelson Boyd (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, April 11, 1958
17277 | JB229-7Billie's Bounce
17278 | JB230-7Ko-Ko
17279 | JB231-1Parker's Mood
** also issued on EmArcy SR 80019; Mercury MG 20532, SR 60209; Universal (J) UCCM 9103.

1958

Max Roach - Max!  (Argo LP 623)

Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Ramsey Lewis (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Chicago, IL, January 4, 1958
Crackle Hut
Speculate
That Old Devil Called Love
Audio Blues
C.M.
Four-X
** part of Chess 2ACMJ 406, CH2 92511.

Sonny Rollins - Freedom Suite  (Riverside RLP 12-258)

Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, February 11, 1958
Someday I'll Find You
Will You Still Be Mine
Till There Was You (take 4)
Shadow Waltz
same personnel
NYC, March 7, 1958
The Freedom Suite
** also issued on Jazzland JLP 86, JLP 986 entitled "Shadow Waltz". Riverside RS 3010; Original Jazz Classics OJC 067, OJCCD 067-2.
** part of Milestone M 47007.

Sonny Rollins - The Freedom Suite Plus  (Milestone M 47007)

Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Max Roach (drums): same personnel
NYC, February 11, 1958
Till There Was You (take 3)
** same contents as Riverside RLP 12-241 + RLP 12-258 + 2 bonus tracks.

Max Roach + 4 On The Chicago Scene  (EmArcy MG 36132)

Booker Little (trumpet) George Coleman (tenor saxophone) Eddie Baker (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL, June 3, 1958
16982Shirley (mono version)
16983Memo To Maurice (mono version)
16984 | JB325Stella By Starlight
16985 | JB326Sporty
16986My Old Flame (mono version)
16987Stompin' At The Savoy (mono outchorus)
** also issued on Mercury MG 20559; Universal (J) UCCM 9110.

Max Roach + 4 On The Chicago Scene  (Mercury (J) 195J-41)

Booker Little (trumpet) George Coleman (tenor saxophone) Eddie Baker (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL, June 3, 1958
JB323Shirley (stereo version)
JB324Memo To Maurice (stereo version)
JB327My Old Flame (stereo version)
JB328Stompin' At The Savoy
** originally intended as Mercury SR 60128.

Max Roach + 4 At Newport  (EmArcy MG 36140)

Booker Little (trumpet) Ray Draper (tuba) George Coleman (tenor saxophone) Art Davis (bass) Max Roach (drums)
summer 1958
17644 | JB342Love For Sale
same personnel
"Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, RI, July 6, 1958
17645La Villa
17646A Night In Tunisia
17648Minor Mode
17649Tune Up
** also issued on EmArcy SR 80010; Mercury MG 20524, SR 60201, (J) 195J-42.

Max Roach + 4 At Newport  (Mercury (J) 195J-42)

Booker Little (trumpet) Ray Draper (tuba) George Coleman (tenor saxophone) Art Davis (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
"Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, RI, July 6, 1958
17647Deeds, Not Words
** reissue of EmArcy MG 36140 + 1 bonus track.

Dinah Washington/Terry Gibbs/Max Roach/Don Elliott - Newport '58  (EmArcy MG 36141)

Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Melba Liston (trombone) Harold Ousley (tenor saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul West (bass) Max Roach (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
"Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, RI, July 6, 1958
17638Lover Come Back To Me
17639Crazy Love
17640Back Water Blues
Urbie Green (trombone) Don Elliott (mellophone, vibraphone) Terry Gibbs (vibraphone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul West (bass) Max Roach (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals -3)
1. 17641Backstage Blues
2. 17642Julie And Jake
3. 17643All Of Me
** also issued on EmArcy SR 80009; Mercury MG 20523, SR 60200.

The Complete Dinah Washington On Mercury, Vol. 3: 1956-1958  (Mercury (J) 18PJ-10215/18)

Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Melba Liston (trombone) Harold Ousley (tenor saxophone) Sahib Shihab (baritone saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul West (bass) Max Roach (drums) Dinah Washington (vocals)
"Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, RI, July 6, 1958
Send Me To The 'Lectric Chair
Me And My Gin (Gimmie Me A Pig Foot)

The Complete Mercury Max Roach Plus Four Sessions  (Mosaic MD7-201)

Booker Little (trumpet) Ray Draper (tuba) George Coleman (tenor saxophone) Art Davis (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, RI, July 6, 1958
Spoken Introduction By Max Roach
Tommy Turrentine (trumpet) Willie Dennis, Julian Priester (trombone) Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) John Bunch (piano) Bob Boswell, Phil Leshin (bass) Buddy Rich, Max Roach (drums) Gigi Gryce (arranger, conductor)
Fine Recording, NYC, April 7-8, 1959
18390-2Big Foot
Tommy Turrentine (trumpet -5,6,12,13) Julian Priester (trombone -3,4,7,12,13) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone -8/10,12,13) Ray Bryant (piano) Bob Boswell (bass) Max Roach (drums) Abbey Lincoln (vocals -12,13)
Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL, October 9 & 10, 1959
1. 19315-1Speak Low
2. 19315-3-
3. 19316-1Never Let Me Go
4. 19316-2-
5. 19317-2Come Rain Or Come Shine
6. 19317-5-
7. 19320-3Wild Is The Wind
8. 19321-2You're Mine, You
9. 19321-5-
10. 19321-6-
11. 19322-1You're My Thrill
12. 19323-2I Concentrate On You
13. 19324-4Never Leave Me

Max Roach With The Boston Percussion Ensemble  (EmArcy MG 36144)

Al Portch (French horn) Max Roach (drums) Irving Farberman, Everette Firth, Lloyd McCausland, Arthur Press, Charles Smith, Harold Thompson, Walter Tokarczyk (percussion) Corinne Curry (soprano voice) Harold Faberman (conductor, director)
"Music Barn Of The Music Inn", Lenox, MA, August 17, 1958
17925Variation On A Familiar Theme - Max's Variation
17926Variation On A Familiar Theme - Bach
17927Variation On A Familiar Theme - Beethoven
17928Variation On A Familiar Theme - Debussy
17929Variation On A Familiar Theme - Stravinsky
17930Evolution (2nd Movement)
17950Evolution (1st Movement)
17951Evolution (3rd Movement)
17952The Music Inn Suite - The Music Inn #1
17953The Poodle Tower
17954Soliloquy #1 (Guest A, Female)
17955Potting Shed Passacaglia
17956Soliloquy #2 (Guest B, Male)
17957Stephanie B
17958Duo Concertante (Guest A And Guest B)
17959The Music Inn #2
** also issued on EmArcy SR 80015; Mercury MG 20529, SR 60206.

Max Roach - Deeds, Not Words  (Riverside RLP 12-280)

Booker Little (trumpet -1/6) Ray Draper (tuba -1/6) George Coleman (tenor saxophone -1/6) Art Davis (bass -1/6) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, September 4, 1958
1.You Stepped Out Of A Dream
2.Filide
3.It's You Or No One
4.Jodie's Cha-Cha
5.Deeds, Not Words
6.Larry-Larue
7.Conversation
** also issued on Riverside RLP 1122, RS 3018; Original Jazz Classics OJC 304, OJCCD 304-2. Jazzland JLP 79, JLP 979 entitled "Conversation".
** part of Milestone M 47061.

Max Roach - Deeds, Not Words  (Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 304-2)

Oscar Pettiford (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, March 7, 1958
There Will Never Be Another You
** reissue of Riverside RLP 12-280 + 1 bonus track.

Max Roach, Bud Shank - Sessions, Live  (Calliope CAL 3013)

Booker Little (trumpet) Ray Draper (tuba) George Coleman (tenor saxophone) Art Davis (bass) Max Roach (drums) Bobby Troup (host)
KABC-TV, Stars Of Jazz #118. 1958-#39, October 6, 1958
Minor Mode Blues
The Scene Is Clean
same session
Love For Sale

Booker Little 4 - The Defiant Ones  (United Artists UAL 4034)

Booker Little (trumpet) George Coleman (tenor saxophone -1,3/5) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Art Davis (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, October, 1958
1.Milestones
2.Sweet And Lovely
3.Rounder's Mood
4.Dungeon Waltz
5.Jewel's Tempo
6.Moonlight Becomes You
** also issued on United Artists UAS 5034. Blue Note CDP 7 84457 2 entitled "Booker Little 4 Plus Max Roach - Milestones".

Max Roach - Award-Winning Drummer  (Time T/70003)

Booker Little (trumpet) Ray Draper (tuba) George Coleman (tenor saxophone) Art Davis (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Capitol Studios, NYC, November 4, 1958
Tuba De Nod
Milano
Variations On The Scene
Pieces Of Quincy (Pies Of Quincy)
Old Folks
Sadiga
Gandolfo's Bounce
** also issued on Time 52087, S/2087 entitled "Max Roach".

George Russell - New York, N.Y.  (Decca DL 9216)

Art Farmer, Ernie Royal, Joe Wilder (trumpet) Tom Mitchell, Frank Rehak (trombone) Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Hal McKusick, Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Al Cohn (tenor saxophone) Gene Allen (baritone saxophone) Bill Evans (piano) Barry Galbraith (guitar) George Duvivier (bass) Max Roach (drums) Jon Hendricks (narrator) George Russell (arranger, conductor)
NYC, November 24, 1958
105627A Helluva Town
** also issued on Impulse! IMPD 278.

1959

Max Roach - The Many Sides Of Max  (Mercury MG 20911)

Booker Little (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) George Coleman (tenor saxophone) Art Davis (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Fine Recording, NYC, January 22, 1959
18128-9Lepa
18129-7Connie's Bounce
18137-5Prelude
18138-11Bemsha Swing
18139-5Tympanalli
18140-4There's No You
18141-7A Little Sweet
** originally intended as Mercury MG 20457, SR 60140.
** also issued on Mercury SR 60911; Universal (J) UCCM 9125.

Buddy Rich/Max Roach - Rich Versus Roach  (Mercury MG 20448)

Tommy Turrentine (trumpet -1/7) Willie Dennis, Julian Priester (trombone -1/7) Phil Woods (alto saxophone -1/7) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone -1/7) John Bunch (piano -1/7) Bob Boswell, Phil Leshin (bass -1/7) Buddy Rich, Max Roach (drums) Gigi Gryce (arranger, conductor -1/7)
Fine Recording, NYC, April 7-8, 1959
1. 18387-6Yesterdays
2. 18388-7Limehouse Blues
3. 18389-8The Casbah
4. 18390-3Big Foot
5. 18391-10Sleep
6. 18392-2Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye
7. 18393-8Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing)
8. 18403-1Figure Eights
** also issued on Mercury SR 60133.

Buddy Rich/Max Roach - Rich Versus Roach  (Mercury 826 987-2)

Tommy Turrentine (trumpet) Willie Dennis, Julian Priester (trombone) Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) John Bunch (piano) Bob Boswell, Phil Leshin (bass) Buddy Rich, Max Roach (drums) Gigi Gryce (arranger, conductor)
Fine Recording, NYC, April 7-8, 1959
18388-3Limehouse Blues
18389-6The Casbah
18390-7Big Foot
18393-4Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing)

Max Roach - Quiet As It's Kept  (Mercury MG 20491)

Tommy Turrentine (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Bob Boswell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Capitol Studios, NYC, July 21, 1959
18778The More I See You
18780Lotus Blossom
18781Quiet As It's Kept
18782As Long As You're Living
18784To Lady
18785Juliano
** also issued on Mercury SR 60170.

Max Roach - Moon Faced And Starry Eyed  (Mercury MG 20539)

Tommy Turrentine (trumpet -3,8,9) Julian Priester (trombone -2,6,8,9) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone -4,7/9) Ray Bryant (piano) Bob Boswell (bass) Max Roach (drums) Abbey Lincoln (vocals -8,9)
Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL, October 9 & 10, 1959
1. 19315-2Speak Low
2. 19316-7Never Let Me Go
3. 19317-7Come Rain Or Come Shine
4. 19318-2Namely You
5. 19319-4Moon Faced, Starry Eyed
6. 19320-4Wild Is The Wind
7. 19321-4You're Mine, You
8. 19323-4I Concentrate On You
9. 19324-6Never Leave Me
** also issued on Mercury SR 60215.

Abbey Lincoln - Abbey Is Blue  (Riverside RLP 12-308)

Tommy Turrentine (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Bob Boswell (bass) Max Roach (drums) Abbey Lincoln (vocals)
NYC, 1959
Afro Blue
Let Up
Laugh Clown Laugh
Long As You're Living
** also issued on Riverside RLP 1153; Original Jazz Classics OJC 069, OJCCD 069-2.

1960

Tommy Turrentine  (Time T/70008)

Tommy Turrentine (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone -2/7) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Horace Parlan (piano -1/3,5/7) Bob Boswell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Capitol Studios, NYC, January 19, 1960
1.Gunga Din
2.Webb City
3.Time's Up
4.Long As You're Living
5.Too Clean
6.Two, Three, One, Oh!
7.Blues For J.P.

Stan Turrentine - Stan "The Man" Turrentine  (Time 52086)

Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, early 1960
Let's Groove
Stolen Sweets
Minor Mood
Sonny Clark (piano) replaces Flanagan
Sheri
Mild Is The Mood
My Girl Is Just Enough Woman For Me
** also issued on Time S/2086. Mainstream 56041, S/6041 entitled "Tiger Tail".

Max Roach - Long As You're Living  (Enja (G) 4074)

Tommy Turrentine (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Bob Boswell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Fruit Hall", Kaiserslautern, West Germany, February 5, 1960
Lotus Blossom
Drum Conversation
The Villa
Long As You're Living
A Night In Tunisia
** also issued on Enja (G) ENJ 4074-2.

Max Roach - Long As You're Living  (Enja (G) ENJ 4074-2)

Tommy Turrentine (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Bob Boswell (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
"Fruit Hall", Kaiserslautern, West Germany, February 5, 1960
Prelude
Drum Talk
** reissue of Enja (G) 4074 + 2 bonus tracks.

Max Roach And Friends - Historical Masters, Vol. 2  (BYG (J) YX-4019)

Tommy Turrentine (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Bob Boswell (bass) Max Roach (drums): same personnel
live in Paris, France, February-March, 1960
Juliano (Kardouba) (To Lady)
The Villa (Stop Motion)
Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Coleridge Perkinson (piano) Eddie Khan (bass) Max Roach (drums) Abbey Lincoln (vocals)
live in Paris, France, January 18, 1964
Who Will Buy
Love For Sale
Long As You're Living
** part of Affinity (E) AFFD 32.

Max Roach - Parisian Sketches  (Mercury MG 20760)

Tommy Turrentine (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone) Bob Boswell (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Barclay Studios, Paris, France, March 1, 1960
19900Petit Dejeuner
19901Un Nouveau Complet
19902Parisian Sketches: The Tower / The Champs / The Caves / The Left Bank / The Arch
same personnel
Barclay Studios, Paris, France, March 2, 1960
19898Nica
19899Liberte
** originally intended as Mercury MG 20594, SR 60253.
** also issued on Mercury SR 60760.

Sonny Clark Trio  (Time T/70010)

Sonny Clark (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Capitol Studios, NYC, March 23, 1960
Minor Meeting
Nica
Sonny's Crib (Sonny's Crip)
Blues Mambo
Blues Blue
Junka
Sonia
** also issued on Time 52101, S/2101 entitled "Max Roach - Sonny Clark - George Duvivier".

Charles Mingus - Pre-Bird  (Mercury MG 20627)

Marcus Belgrave, Ted Curson, Hobart Dotson, Clark Terry, Richard Williams (trumpet) Eddie Bert, Charles Greenlee, Slide Hampton, Jimmy Knepper (trombone) Don Butterfield (tuba) Robert DiDomenica (flute) Harry Shulman (oboe) John LaPorta (alto saxophone, clarinet) Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute) Bill Barron, Joe Farrell (tenor saxophone) Yusef Lateef (tenor saxophone, flute) Danny Bank (baritone saxophone) Charles McCracken (cello) Roland Hanna (piano) Charles Mingus (bass, arranger) Dannie Richmond (drums) Sticks Evans, Max Roach, George Scott (percussion) Gunther Schuller (conductor)
Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, May 24, 1960
20093Half-Mast Inhibition
20094Mingus Fingus, No. 2
20095Bemoanable Lady
** also issued on Mercury SR 60627, (J) PHCE 6006. Limelight LM 82015, LS 86015 entitled "Mingus Revisited".

Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite - We Insist!  (Candid CJM 8002)

Booker Little (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Walter Benton (tenor saxophone) Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone -1) James Schenck (bass) Max Roach (drums) Abbey Lincoln (vocals) Nat Hentoff (supervisor)
Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, August 31, 1960
1.Driva' Man
2.Freedom Day
Booker Little (trumpet -2,3) Julian Priester (trombone -2,3) Walter Benton (tenor saxophone -2,3) James Schenck (bass -2,3) Max Roach (drums -1,3) Michael Olatunji (congas -3) Tomas DuVall, Raymond Mantilla (percussion -3) Abbey Lincoln (vocals -1,3) Nat Hentoff (supervisor)
Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, September 6, 1960
1.Triptych: Prayer / Protest / Peace
2.All Africa
3.Tears For Johannesburg
** also issued on Candid CJS 9002, CS 9002, CCD 79002.

Various Artists - The Jazz Life!  (Candid CJM 8019)

Benny Bailey, Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Walter Benton (tenor saxophone) Cecil Payne (baritone saxophone) Peck Morrison (bass) Max Roach (drums) Nat Hentoff (supervisor)
Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, November 1, 1960
Oh Yeah, Oh Yeah
** also issued on Candid CJS 9019; Barnaby BR 5021; Candid CS 9019, CCD 79019.

Jazz Artists Guild - Newport Rebels  (Candid CJM 8022)

Booker Little (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Walter Benton (tenor saxophone) Peck Morrison (bass) Jo Jones, Max Roach (drums) Nat Hentoff (supervisor)
Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, November 1, 1960
Cliff Walk
** also issued on Candid CJS 9022; Barnaby BR 5022; Candid CS 9022, CCD 79022.

Randy Weston - Uhuru Afrika  (Roulette R 65001)

Benny Bailey, Freddie Hubbard, Clark Terry, Richard Williams (trumpet) Jimmy Cleveland, Slide Hampton, Quentin Jackson (trombone) Julius Watkins (French horn) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone, flute) Yusef Lateef (tenor saxophone, flute, oboe) Budd Johnson (tenor saxophone, clarinet) Jerome Richardson (baritone saxophone, piccolo) Cecil Payne, Sahib Shihab (baritone,alto saxophone) Randy Weston (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Les Spann (guitar, flute) Ron Carter, George Duvivier (bass) G.T. Hogan, Charlie Persip, Max Roach (drums) Candido, Babatunde Olatunji, Armando Peraza (percussion) Martha Flowers (soprano vocals) Brock Peters (baritone vocals) Tuntemeke Sanga (narrator)
Bell Sound Studios, NYC, November, 1960
Introduction: Uhuru Kwanza, Part 1
1st Movement: Uhuru Kwanza, Part 2
2nd Movement: African Lady
3rd Movement: Bantu
4th Movement: Kucheza Blues
** also issued on Roulette SR 65001.

1961

Abbey Lincoln - Straight Ahead  (Candid CJM 8015)

Booker Little (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute, piccolo) Walter Benton, Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Art Davis (bass) Max Roach (drums) Montego Joe as Roger Sanders, Robert White (congas) Abbey Lincoln (vocals) Nat Hentoff (supervisor)
Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, February 22, 1961
Straight Ahead
When Malindy Sings
In The Red
Blue Monk
Left Alone
African Lady
Retribution
** also issued on Candid CJS 9015; Barnaby KZ 31037; Candid CS 9015, CCD 79015.

Eric Dolphy - Candid Dolphy  (Candid CCD 79033)

Booker Little (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute, piccolo) Walter Benton, Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Art Davis (bass) Max Roach (drums) Montego Joe as Roger Sanders, Robert White (congas) Abbey Lincoln (vocals) Nat Hentoff (supervisor): same session
Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, February 22, 1961
African Lady (take 4)
Booker Little (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute) Don Friedman (piano) Art Davis (bass) Max Roach (drums, timpani, vibraphone) Nat Hentoff (supervisor)
Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, March 17, 1961
Quiet, Please (take 1)
Ron Carter (bass) replaces Davis
Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, April 4, 1961
Hazy Hues (take 5)

Booker Little - Out Front  (Candid CJM 8027)

Booker Little (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute) Don Friedman (piano) Art Davis (bass) Max Roach (drums, timpani, vibraphone) Nat Hentoff (supervisor)
Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, March 17, 1961
We Speak
Quiet, Please
A New Day
Ron Carter (bass) replaces Davis
Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, April 4, 1961
Strength And Sanity
Moods In Free Time (take 5)
Man Of Words
Hazy Hues
** also issued on Candid CJS 9027; Barnaby BR 5019; Candid CS 9027, CCD 79027, (J) 32JDC-106, (J) TKCB-30462.

Booker Little - Out Front  (Candid (J) 32JDC-106)

Booker Little (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute) Don Friedman (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Max Roach (drums, timpani, vibraphone) Nat Hentoff (supervisor): same session
Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, April 4, 1961
Strength And Sanity (alt. take)
** reissue of Candid CJM 8027 + 1 bonus track.

Duke Ellington - Paris Blues  (United Artists UAL 4092)

Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ed Mullens, Clark Terry (trumpet) Ray Nance (trumpet, violin, vocals) Lou Blackburn, Murray McEachern, Britt Woodman (trombone) Juan Tizol (valve trombone) Harry Smiles (oboe) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor saxophone) Johnny Hodges, Oliver Nelson (alto saxophone) Russell Procope (alto saxophone, clarinet) Paul Gonsalves (tenor saxophone) Babe Clarke (tenor saxophone, clarinet) Harry Carney (baritone saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet) Duke Ellington (piano) Les Spann (guitar, flute) Aaron Bell (bass) Sonny Greer, Dave Jackson, Jimmy Johnson, Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach (drums) Lawrence Brown (conductor)
NYC, May 1, 2 & 3, 1961
Nite
Autumnal Suite
Birdie Jungle
Paris Stairs
Paris Blues
** also issued on United Artists UAS 5092.

Max Roach - Percussion, Bitter Sweet  (Impulse! A 8)

Booker Little (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Art Davis (bass) Max Roach (drums) Carlos "Patato" Valdes (congas) Carlos "Totico" Eugenio (cowbells) Abbey Lincoln (vocals)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 1, 1961
10460Garvey's Ghost
10461Mendacity
Booker Little (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Eric Dolphy (bass clarinet, flute) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Art Davis (bass) Max Roach (drums) Carlos "Patato" Valdes (congas)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 3, 1961
10462Mama
10463Tender Warriors
Booker Little (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Eric Dolphy (flute) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Art Davis (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 8, 1961
10468Praise For A Martyr
Booker Little (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, flute) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Art Davis (bass) Max Roach (drums) Carlos "Patato" Valdes (congas)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 9, 1961
10473Man From South Africa
** also issued on Impulse! GRD 122.

1962

Max Roach - It's Time  (Impulse! A 16)

Richard Williams (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Art Davis (bass) Max Roach (drums) Earl Baker (vocals) 16 vocals choir, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (conductor)
Fine Recording Ballroom Studio A, NYC, February 15, 1962
10776It's Time
10777Living Room
same personnel
Fine Recording Ballroom Studio A, NYC, February 26, 1962
10790Another Valley
10791The Profit
Richard Williams (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Art Davis (bass) Max Roach (drums) Earl Baker (vocals) Abbey Lincoln (vocals -1) 16 vocals choir, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (conductor)
Fine Recording Ballroom Studio A, NYC, February 27, 1962
1. 10792Lonesome Lover
2. 10793Sunday Afternoon
** also issued on Impulse! IMPD 185.

Slide Hampton - Drum Suite  (Epic LA 16030)

John Bello, Hobart Dotson, Richard Williams (trumpet) Benny Jacobs-El (trombone) Slide Hampton (trombone, arranger) George Coleman (tenor saxophone) Yusef Lateef (tenor saxophone, flute) Jay Cameron (baritone saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Eddie Khan (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, April 5, 1962
CO69988Our Waltz
CO69989It's All Right With Me
CO69990The Drum Suite, Part 1
same personnel
NYC, April 9, 1962
CO69991Gallery Groove
CO69992Fump
CO69993The Drum Suite, Part 2
CO69994Like Someone In Love
same personnel
NYC, April 18, 1962
CO70068Lover
Stella By Starlight
The Drum Suite, Part 3
The Drum Suite, Part 4
The Drum Suite, Part 5
** also issued on Epic BA 17030.

Various Artists - Almost Forgotten-Various Artists: Instrumentalists  (Columbia FC 38509)

John Bello, Hobart Dotson, Richard Williams (trumpet) Benny Jacobs-El (trombone) Slide Hampton (trombone, arranger) George Coleman (tenor saxophone) Yusef Lateef (tenor saxophone, flute) Jay Cameron (baritone saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Eddie Khan (bass) Max Roach (drums): same personnel
NYC, April 9, 1962
Well, You Needn't

Duke Ellington - Money Jungle  (United Artists UAJ 14017)

Duke Ellington (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Sound Makers, NYC, September 17, 1962
Money Jungle
Le Fleurs Africaines (African Flower)
Very Special
Warm Valley
Wig Wise
Caravan
Solitude
** also issued on United Artists UAJS 15017.

Duke Ellington - Money Jungle  (Blue Note BT 85129)

Duke Ellington (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
Sound Makers, NYC, September 17, 1962
REM Blues
A Little Max (Parfait)
Switch Blade
Backward Country Boy Blues
** also issued on Blue Note CDP 7 46398 2.

Duke Ellington - Money Jungle  (Blue Note CDP 7 46398 2)

Duke Ellington (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
Sound Makers, NYC, September 17, 1962
A Little Max (Parfait) (alt. take)
Solitude (alt. take)
** reissue of Blue Note BT 85129 + 2 bonus tracks.

Max Roach - Speak, Brother, Speak!  (Fantasy LP 6007)

Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Eddie Khan (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"The Jazz Workshop", San Francisco, CA, October 27, 1962
Speak, Brother, Speak!
A Variation
** also issued on Fantasy LP 86007; Original Jazz Classics OJC 646, OJCCD 646-2; America (F) 30 AM 6057.

1964 (age 40)

Max Roach/Abbey Lincoln - Max Roach Live In Europe: Freedom Now Suite  (Magnetic (Luxembourgian) MRCD 110)

Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Coleridge Perkinson (piano) Eddie Khan (bass) Max Roach (drums) Abbey Lincoln (vocals)
"Old Fellows", Copenhagen, Denmark, January 14, 1964
Driva' Man
Tears For Johannesburg
Triptych: Prayer / Protest / Peace
All Africa
Freedom Day
same personnel
live in Stockholm, Sweden, January, 1964
Who Will Buy
Driva' Man
Tears For Johannesburg

Max Roach And Friends - Historical Masters, Vol. 1  (BYG (J) YX-4018)

Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Coleridge Perkinson (piano) Eddie Khan (bass) Max Roach (drums) Abbey Lincoln (vocals): same personnel
live in Paris, France, January 18, 1964
The Highest Mountain (This Night Mountain)
Ceciliana
Mop Mop
Jordu
Sophisticated Lady
** part of Affinity (E) AFFD 32.

J.J. Johnson/Howard McGhee/Max Roach/Sonny Stitt - Tribute To Charlie Parker From The Newport Jazz Festival  (RCA Victor LPM 3783)

Howard McGhee (trumpet) J.J. Johnson (trombone) Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone) Harold Mabern (piano) Arthur Harper Jr. (bass) Max Roach (drums) Father O'Connor (narrator)
"Newport Jazz Festival", Newport, RI, July 4, 1964
UPAS-3862Buzzy
UPAS-3863Now's The Time
Father O'Conner's Comments
UPAS-3864Wee
** also issued on RCA Victor LSP 3783.

The Max Roach Trio Featuring The Legendary Hasaan  (Atlantic LP 1435)

Hasaan Ibn Ali (piano) Art Davis (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, December 4, 1964
8385Three-Four Vs. Six-Eight Four-Four Ways
8386Din-Ka Street
8387Almost Like Me
same personnel
NYC, December 7, 1964
8388Hope So Elmo
8389Off My Back Jack
8390Pay Not Play Not
8391To Inscribe
** also issued on Atlantic SD 1435.

1965

Max Roach - Drums Unlimited  (Atlantic LP 1467)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet -1) Roland Alexander (soprano saxophone -1) James Spaulding (alto saxophone -1) Ronnie Mathews (piano -1) Jymie Merritt (bass -1) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, October 14, 1965
1. 9413St. Louis Blues
2. 9415The Drum Also Waltzes
Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) James Spaulding (alto saxophone) Ronnie Mathews (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, October 20, 1965
9436In The Red (A Christmas Carol)
9437Nommo
Max Roach (drums)
NYC, April 25, 1966
10175For Big Sid
10662Drums Unlimited
** also issued on Atlantic SD 1467.

1966

Max Roach Quintet & Sonny Rollins Trio - Graz 1963 Concert  (Jazz Connoisseur (Israeli) JC 108)

Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) James Spaulding (tenor,soprano saxophone) Ronnie Mathews (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Stefaniensaal", Graz, Austria, June, 1966
Nommo
Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Jymie Merritt (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Stefaniensaal", Graz, Austria, November 12, 1966
Love Walked In (Title Unknown)
Poinciana

Sonny Rollins Quintet In Europe  (Unique Jazz UJ 29)

Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Jymie Merritt (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
"Stefaniensaal", Graz, Austria, November 12, 1966
Lover

1968

Max Roach - Sounds As Roach  (Joker (J) UPS 2056)

Steve Lacy (soprano saxophone) Franco D'Andrea (piano) Giovanni Tommaso (bass) Max Roach (drums) Abbey Lincoln (vocals)
broadcast, Rome, Italy, April 27, 1968
Milindy
Prayer Protest From "Freedom Now Suite"
For Big Sid
Drums Unlimited
Drums In Five
The Profit
Prelude
add unidentified big band
Oslo, Norway, May, 1968
Patty Pat And Midnight Variations

Max Roach - Members, Don't Git Weary  (Atlantic SD 1510)

Charles Tolliver (trumpet) Gary Bartz (alto saxophone) Stanley Cowell (piano, electric piano) Jymie Merritt (electric bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, June 25, 1968
14753Effi
14755Equipoise
14757Libra
14758Absolutions
add Andy Bey (vocals)
NYC, July 26, 1968
14931Members, Don't Git Weary
14932Abstrutions

1971

Max Roach - Lift Every Voice And Sing  (Atlantic SD 1587)

Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet) Billy Harper (tenor saxophone) George Cables (piano) Eddie Mathias (electric bass) Max Roach (drums, arranger) Ralph MacDonald (percussion) Ruby McClure, Dorothy White, J.C. White (vocals) unidentified 22 voices, William Bell, Abbey Lincoln, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (arranger)
NYC, April 7, 1971
21899Troubled Waters
21900Go Down, Moses (Let Thy People Go)
21901Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
21902Were You There When They Crucified My Lord
same personnel
NYC, April 8, 1971
21904Joshua
21906Garden Of Prayer

1972

Various Artists - Newport In New York '72: The Jam Sessions, Vol. 1&2  (Cobblestone CST 9025-2)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Bennie Green (trombone) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone) John Blair (violin) Milt Jackson (vibraphone) Mary Lou Williams (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Percy Heath (bass) Max Roach (drums) Big Black (congas)
Radio City Music Hall, NYC, July 3, 1972
25536Bags' Groove
25537A Night In Tunisia
** part of Cobblestone CST 9032-6.

Brother Ahh - Sound Awareness  (Strata-East SES-19731)

Brother Ahh (French horn, flute, natural sounds, conductor) Howard Johnson (tuba) Roy Brooks, Joe Chambers, Omar Clay, Warren Smith, Freddie Waits (drums, percussion) Max Roach (drums, percussion, voice) The 90 voice Sound Awareness Ensemble
NYC, 1972 or 1973
Love Piece

1973

M'Boom - Re:Percussion  (Baystate (J) RVJ-6001)

Roy Brooks, Joe Chambers, Omar Clay, Max Roach, Warren Smith, Freddie Waits (drums, vibraphone, marimba, xylophone, timpani, percussion) Ray Mantilla (Latin percussion, congas, bongos, timbales)
"International Jazz Festival", Laren, Holland, August 25, 1973
Giselle Suite
Jihad Es Mort

1975 (age 51)

Various Artists - The Bop Session  (Sonet (E) SNTF 692)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Sonny Stitt (alto,tenor saxophone) John Lewis (piano -1,5) Hank Jones (piano -2/4,6) Percy Heath (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, May 19 & 20, 1975
1.Blues 'N Boogie
2.Confirmation
3.Groovin' High
4.Lover Man
5.All The Things You Are
6.Lady Bird

1976

Max Roach/Archie Shepp - Force: Sweet Mao-Suid Afrika '76  (Uniteledis (F) UN 128976)

Archie Shepp (tenor saxophone) Max Roach (drums)
Paris, France, summer 1976
Sweet Mao: La Preparation / La Marche / Le Commencement
Suid Afrika '76

Max Roach - Nommo  (Victor (J) SMJ-6225)

Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet) Billy Harper (tenor saxophone) Reggie Workman or Calvin Hill (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Swiss radio broadcast, Lausanne, Switzerland, October or September 2, 1976
Nommo
Nommo (Continued)

1977

Max Roach Quartet Live In Tokyo, Vol. 1 - Calvary  (Denon (J) YX-7508)

Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet) Billy Harper (tenor saxophone) Reggie Workman (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Yubin Chokin Hall", Tokyo, Japan, January 21, 1977
Calvary
'Round Midnight
It's Time

Max Roach Quartet Live In Tokyo, Vol. 2 - Scott Free  (Denon (J) YX-7509)

Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet) Billy Harper (tenor saxophone) Reggie Workman (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
"Yubin Chokin Hall", Tokyo, Japan, January 21, 1977
Mr. Papa Jo
Scott Free, Part 1
Scott Free, Part 2

Max Roach - The Loadstar  (Horo (It) HDP 9-10)

Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet) Billy Harper (tenor saxophone) Reggie Workman (bass) Max Roach (drums): same personnel
live in Rome, Italy, July 27, 1977
The Martyr, Part 1
The Martyr, Part 2
Six Bits Blues, Part 1
Six Bits Blues, Part 2

Max Roach Quartet Live In Amsterdam - It's Time  (Baystate (J) RVJ-6029)

Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet) Billy Harper (tenor saxophone) Reggie Workman (bass) Max Roach (drums): same personnel
"Bimhuis", Amsterdam, Holland, August 17, 1977
It's Time
Call Of The Wild And Peaceful Heart

Max Roach - Solos  (Baystate (J) RVJ-6021)

Max Roach (drums)
Long View Farm Studio, Massachusetts, MA, August 30, 1977
Big Sid
Jas Me
J.C. Mose-Is
Five For Paul
Mr. Hi-Hat
South Africa '76

Max Roach/Dollar Brand - Streams Of Consciousness  (Baystate (J) RVJ-6016)

Dollar Brand (piano) Max Roach (drums)
National Studio, NYC, September 20, 1977
Streams Of Consciousness
Inception
Acclamation
Consanguinity

1978

Max Roach - Confirmation  (Fluid (F) FLU 103)

Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet) Billy Harper (tenor saxophone) Calvin Hill (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Paris, France, June 10, 1978
Confirmation
Giant Steps
The Profit
Sunday Afternoon
Soliloquy

Max Roach Featuring Anthony Braxton - Birth And Rebirth  (Black Saint (It) BSR 0024)

Anthony Braxton (alto,soprano,sopranino saxophone, clarinet) Max Roach (drums)
Ricordi Studios, Milan, Italy, September, 1978
Birth
Magic And Music
Tropical Forest
Dance Griot
Spirit Possession
Soft Shoe
Rebirth

1979

M'Boom  (Columbia IC 36247)

Roy Brooks, Joe Chambers, Omar Clay, Fred King, Max Roach, Warren Smith, Freddie Waits (drums, percussion, vibraphone, marimba, xylophone, timpani) Ray Mantilla (congas, bongos, timbales, Latin percussion) Kenyatte Abdur-Rahman (percussion, bells -3,8)
NYC, July 25, 26 & 27, 1979
1.Onomatopoeia
2.Twinkletoes
3.Caravanserai
4.January V
5.The Glorious Monster
6.Rumble In The Jungle
7.Morning/Midday
8.Epistrophy
9.Kujichagalia

Max Roach Featuring Archie Shepp - The Long March  (hat Hut (Swi) 2R13)

Archie Shepp (tenor saxophone) Max Roach (drums)
"Jazz Festival Willisau '79", Willisau, Switzerland, August 30, 1979
The Long March
U-Jaa-Ma
Triptich: Four Big Sid / Drums Unlimited / Papa Jo
South Africa Goddam
J.C. Mose Is
Sophisticated Lady
It's Time
** part of hatART (Swi) 4026.

Max Roach And Archie Shepp - The Long March, Part 2  (hatART (Swi) CD 6042)

Archie Shepp (tenor saxophone) Max Roach (drums): same session
"Jazz Festival Willisau '79", Willisau, Switzerland, August 30, 1979
Giant Steps

Max Roach Featuring Anthony Braxton - One In Two-Two In One  (hat Hut (Swi) 2R06)

Anthony Braxton (alto,soprano,sopranino saxophone, clarinet, flute, contrabass clarinet) Max Roach (drums, gongs, tuned cymbals)
"Jazz Festival Willisau '79", Willisau, Switzerland, August 31, 1979
One In Two-Two In One, Part I
One In Two-Two In One, Part II
One In Two-Two In One, Part III
One In Two-Two In One, Part IV
** also issued on hatART (Swi) CD 6030 entitled "Max Roach And Anthony Braxton - One In Two-Two In One".
** part of hatART (Swi) 4026.

Max Roach - Pictures In A Frame  (Soul Note (It) SN 1003)

Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet) Odean Pope (tenor saxophone, flute, oboe) Calvin Hill (bass) Max Roach (drums, piano, percussion, vocals)
Milan, Italy, September 10, 11 & 17, 1979
Reflections
Mwalimu
A Place Of Truth
China's Waltz
Mail Order
Japanese Dream
Magic
Back To Basics
Ode From Black Picture Show
** also issued on Soul Note (It) 121003-2.

Max Roach And Cecil Taylor - Historic Concerts  (Soul Note (It) SN 1100/1)

Cecil Taylor (piano) Max Roach (percussion)
"McMillin Theatre", Columbia University, NYC, December 15, 1979
Duets, Part I
Duets, Part II
Duets, Part III
Duets, Part IV

Max Roach And Cecil Taylor - Historic Concerts  (Soul Note (It) 121100/1-2)

Cecil Taylor (piano -1,3/5, interviewee -6,7) Max Roach (percussion -1,2,4,5, interviewee -6,7)
"McMillin Theatre", Columbia University, NYC, December 15, 1979
1.Presentation
2.Drums Solo
3.Piano Solo
4.Duets, Part I
5.Duets, Part II
6.Interviews, Part I
7.Interviews, Part II

1980

Various Artists - Lennie Tristano Memorial Concert  (Jazz Records JR 3)

Max Roach (drums)
NYC, January 29, 1980
Oobala Babala

Max Roach - Chattahoochee Red  (Columbia FC 37376)

Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet) Odean Pope (tenor saxophone, flute, oboe) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano -5) Calvin Hill (bass, vocals) Max Roach (drums, percussion)
NYC, early March, 1980
1.Medley: The Dream / It's Time
2.I Remember Clifford
3.Reach For It
4.Lonesome Lover
5.Wefe (We-Fay)
6.Six Bits Blues
7.'Round Midnight
8.Red River Road
9.Giant Steps
10.Chattahoochee Red

1982

Max Roach/Connie Crothers - Swish  (New Artists NA 1001)

Connie Crothers (piano) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, February 26, 1982
Symbols
Let 'Em Roll
Swish
Creepin' In
Ballad, No. 1
Trading
** also issued on New Artists NA 1001xCD.

Max Roach - In The Light  (Soul Note (It) SN 1053)

Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet -1/4,6,7) Odean Pope (tenor saxophone) Calvin Hill (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Milan, Italy, July 22 & 23, 1982
1.In The Light
2.Straight, No Chaser
3.Ruby, My Dear
4.Henry Street Blues
5.If You Could See Me Now
6.Good Bait
7.Tricotism
** also issued on Soul Note (It) 121053-2.

1983

Max Roach Double Quartet Live At Vielharmonic  (Soul Note (It) SN 1073)

Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet) Dayne Armstrong (tenor saxophone) Lars Holm, Ulrika Jansson (violin) Anders Lindgren (viola) Kerstin Elmquist (cello) Phil Bowler (electric bass) Max Roach (drums, percussion)
"Vielharmonie", Munich, West Germany, November 7, 1983
A Little Booker
Bird Says
** also issued on Soul Note (It) 121073-2.

1984 (age 60)

Max Roach - Scott Free  (Soul Note (It) SN 1103)

Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet) Odean Pope (tenor saxophone) Tyrone Brown (electric bass) Max Roach (drums, percussion)
Milan, Italy, May 31, 1984
Scott Free, Part I
Scott Free, Part II
** also issued on Soul Note (It) 121103-2.

Max Roach - It's Christmas Again  (Soul Note (It) SN 1153)

Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet) Tony Scott (clarinet -2) Lee Konitz (alto saxophone -2) Odean Pope (tenor saxophone, voice) Tommaso Lama (guitar -2) Tyrone Brown (electric bass) Max Roach (drums, keyboards, percussion, vibraphone, voice)
Milan, Italy, June 2, 25 & 26, 1984
1.It's Christmas Again
2.Christina
** also issued on Soul Note (It) 121153-2.

Max Roach - Jazzbuhne Berlin '84, Vol. 2  (Repertoire (G) RR 4902-CC)

Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet) Odean Pope (tenor saxophone) Tyrone Brown (electric bass) Max Roach (drums, vocals)
Berlin, West Germany, July 16, 1984
Good Bait
I Remember Clifford
Jordu
Giant Steps
Six Bits
Perdido
Papa Jo
(I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You

M'Boom - Collage  (Soul Note (It) SN 1059)

Kenyatte Abdur-Rahman (xylophone, cabasa) Joe Chambers (marimba) Eli Fountain (vibraphone) Max Roach (bass drum) Freddie Waits (tom-tom, percussion) Ray Mantilla (congas, timbales, bongos) Warren Smith (timpani) Eddie Allen (wood blocks, percussion) Roy Brooks (slapstick, percussion) Fred King (concert bells)
NYC, October 16, 17 & 18, 1984
It's Time
Eli Fountain (xylophone) Joe Chambers (bass marimba) Warren Smith (vibraphone) Ray Mantilla (congas, bongos, timbales) Kenyatte Abdur-Rahman, Eddie Allen (claves) Roy Brooks (steel drums) Fred King (cowbells) Max Roach, Freddie Waits (percussion)
Jamaican Sun
Joe Chambers (bass marimba) Warren Smith (vibraphone) Eli Fountain (bass drum) Ray Mantilla (congas) Fred King (timpani) Roy Brooks (musical saw) Freddie Waits (shakers) Kenyatte Abdur-Rahman (percussion) Max Roach (concert snare)
Street Dance
Kenyatte Abdur-Rahman (xylophone, bass drum) Joe Chambers (marimba) Max Roach (vibraphone) Roy Brooks (tom-tom) Fred King (timpani) Eli Fountain (bells, snare drum) Ray Mantilla (bells, chimes) Eddie Allen (cabasa, bell tree, cymbals) Warren Smith, Freddie Waits (percussion)
Mr. Seven
Joe Chambers, Ray Mantilla (xylophone) Max Roach (marimba) Warren Smith, Freddie Waits (bass marimba) Freddie King (vibraphone) Roy Brooks (steel drums) Eddie Allen (triangle, cymbals, finger cymbals) Eli Fountain (bells, crotales) Kenyatte Abdur-Rahman (percussion)
A Quiet Place
** also issued on Soul Note (It) 121059-2.

Max Roach - Survivors  (Soul Note (It) SN 1093)

Donald Bauch, Guillermo Figueroa (violin -2,6,7) Louise Schulman (viola -2,6,7) Chris Finckel (cello -2,6,7) Max Roach (drums, percussion)
NYC, October 19, 20 & 21, 1984
1.Survivors
2.The Third Eye
3.Billy The Kid
4.Jas Me
5.The Drum Also Waltzes
6.Sassy Max (Self Portrait)
7.The Smoke That Thunders
** also issued on Soul Note (It) 121093-2.

1985

Max Roach Double Quartet - Easy Winners  (Soul Note (It) SN 1109)

Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet) Odean Pope (tenor saxophone) Cecelia Hobbs, Johnny Williams (violin) Maxine Roach (viola) Eileen Folson (cello) Tyrone Brown (electric bass) Max Roach (drums) Ray Mantilla (percussion -1)
"Platinum Factory", Brooklyn, NY, January 4, 7 & 8, 1985
1.Bird Says
2.Sis
3.A Little Booker
4.Easy Winners
** also issued on Soul Note (It) 121109-2.

1986

Max Roach Double Quartet - Bright Moments  (Soul Note (It) SN 1159)

Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet) Odean Pope (tenor saxophone) Diane Monroe, Lesa Terry (violin) Maxine Roach (viola) Zela Terry (cello) Tyrone Brown (electric bass) Max Roach (percussion)
NYC, October 1 & 2, 1986
Bright Moments
Elixir Suite
Hi-Fly
Tribute To Duke And Mingus
Double Delight
** also issued on Soul Note (It) 121159-2.

1989

Max Roach/Dizzy Gillespie - Max And Diz Paris 1989  (A&M CD 6404)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Max Roach (drums)
"Maison De La Culture De La Seine Saint Denis", Bobigny, Paris, France, March 23, 1989
In The Beginning, Part 1
In The Beginning, Part 2
The Arrival
Versailles
Place De La Concorde
Georges Cinq
Struttin' On The Champs
Medley: Brother K South Africa Goddamn
Salt Peanuts
Word
Fountain Blues
Bastille Day
The Underground
The Antilles
'Round Midnight
Messin' Around
Metamorphosis
Just Dreaming
Nairobi
Allen's Alley (Wee)
The Theme
The Smoke That Thunders
Oo Pa Pa Da
Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach (interviewee) Christian Gauffre (interviewer)
Hotel Rafael, Paris, France, June 15, 1989
Interview

The Paris All Stars - Homage To Charlie Parker  (A&M 75021 5300-2)

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals -1/6,8,9) Jackie McLean, Phil Woods (alto saxophone) Stan Getz (tenor saxophone -1/6,8,9) Milt Jackson (vibraphone -1/6,8,9) Hank Jones (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"La Grande Halle", La Villette, Paris, France, June 15, 1989
1.Steeplechase (Birks' Works)
2.Warm Valley
3.Drummers' Sweet: The Third Eye / Billy The Kid / The Drum Also Waltzes
4.Old Folks
5.Yardbird Suite
6.Con Alma
7.Cherokee
8.A Night In Tunisia
9.Oo-Pa-Pa-Da

1990

Max Roach - To The Max!  (Enja (G) ENJ 7021/22-2)

Max Roach (drums)
Rev'O Jazz, Paris, France, September 15, 1990
Self Portrait
Drums Unlimited
Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet) Odean Pope (tenor saxophone) Tyrone Brown (electric bass) Max Roach (drums)
The Marquee At The Tralf, Buffalo, NY, November 30, 1990
Tricotism
same personnel
The Iron Horse, Northampton, MA, April 29, 1991
Mwalimu
George Cables (piano) Max Roach (drums) Robbin L. Balfour, Priscilla Baskerville, Ronell Bey, James Gainer, Florence Jackson, Karen Jackson, Lucille J. Jacobsen, Greg Jones, T. Ray Lawrence, John Motley, Christopher Pickens, Sarah Ann Rodgers, Abraham Shelton, Brenda Lee Taub, Thomas Young (vocals)
NYC, June 15, 1991
Ghost Dance, Part I
Ghost Dance, Part III
Roy Brooks, Joe Chambers, Omar Clay, Eli Fountain, Fred King, Ray Mantilla, Francisco Mora, Max Roach, Warren Smith (percussion)
Astoria, NY, June 24, 1991
Ghost Dance, Part II
A Quiet Place
Street Dance
Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet) Odean Pope (tenor saxophone) Diane Monroe, Lesa Terry (violin) Maxine Roach (viola) Eileen Folson (cello) Tyrone Brown (electric bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, June 25, 1991
A Little Booker
Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet) Odean Pope (tenor saxophone) Tyrone Brown (electric bass) Max Roach (drums)
The Profit
Tears

Various Artists - Highstream: The Best Of Mainstream Jazz  (Mainstream MDCD 720)

Bob Brookmeyer, Art Farmer, Leonard Feather, Maynard Ferguson, Morgana King, Harold Land, Shelly Manne, Charles McPherson, Carmen McRae, Blue Mitchell, Bud Powell, Max Roach, Clark Terry, Sarah Vaughan
released 1990
Airegin
Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries
In The Back, In The Corner, In The Dark
Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
Homecoming
Green Stamps
All Blues
Scavenger

1992

Cecil Bridgewater - I Love Your Smile  (Mesa/Bluemoon R2-79187)

Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet, flugelhorn) Steve Turre (trombone) Earl McIntyre (bass trombone) Mark Taylor (French horn) Roger Byam (soprano,tenor saxophone) Antonio Hart (alto saxophone) Roland Hanna (piano) Tyrone Brown (bass) Michael Carvin, Max Roach (drums)
NYC, 1992
As I Live And Breathe
Scott Free

1993

Max Roach With The New Orchestra Of Boston And The So What Brass Quintet  (Blue Note 7243 8 34813 2)

Max Roach (drums) The New Orchestra Of Boston, David Epstein (conductor)
"University Of Massachusetts", Amherst, MA, December 2, 1993
Festival Journey: Movement I: Outbursts, Thunder, Clouds And Mists
Festival Journey: Movement II: Bells, Drones And Spiritual Fantasy
Festival Journey: Movement III: Strutting
Cecil Bridgewater, Frank Gordon (trumpet) Steve Turre (trombone) Marshall Sealy (French horn) Robert Stewart (tuba) Max Roach (drums)
Sound On Sound, NYC, October 5, 1995
Ghost Dance

1999 (age 75)

Jon Jang/Jiebing Chen/Max Roach - Beijing Trio  (Asian Improv AIR 0044)

Jon Jang (piano -1/3,5) Max Roach (drums) Jiebing Chen (erhu -2/5)
Belmont, CA, 1999
1.Moon Over The Great Wall
2.Sweet Whisper Of A Flower
3.Heart In A Different Place
4.Fallen Petals
5.Now's The Time

2002

Clark Terry/Max Roach - Friendship  (Columbia/Legacy CK 87171)

Clark Terry (trumpet, flugelhorn) Don Friedman (piano) Marcus McLaurine (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Avatar Studios, NYC, March 10, 2002
Statements
Let's Cool One
Brushes And Brass
Simple Waltz
I Remember Clifford
Lil Max
But Beautiful
The Profit
When I Fall In Love
For Dancers Only
Makin' Whoopie
To Basie With Love
The Nearness Of You