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  Eighty Eights -
  Clark Terry & Max Roach: Friendship

Clark Terry
Max Roach
Don Friedman
Marcus McLaurine
Track listing:
  1. Statements (Clark Terry, Max Roach)
2. Let's Cool One (Thelonious Monk)
3. Brushes and Brass (Clark Terry)
4. Simple Waltz (Clark Terry)
5. I Remember Clifford (Benny Golson)
6. Lil Max (Max Roach)
7. But Beautiful (Jimmy van Heusen)
8. The Profit (Max Roach)
9. When I Fall in Love (Victor Young)
10. For Dancers Only (Sy Oliver)
11. Makin' Whoopee (Walter Donaldson)
12. To Basie With Love (Clark Terry)
13. The Nearness of You (Hoagy Carmichael)
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Recording info:
  Recorded at Avatar Studio, New York on March 10, 2002

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Review by DeSelby May 15, 2005 (1 of 3 found this review helpful)
stereo sonics: top sound

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Review by JW September 17, 2005
Performance:   Sonics:
More edgy than say the Eddie Higgins or Great Jazz Trio discs, this Clark Terry and Max Roach album explores some more improvisational tunes. The opening number is almost a cacophony, and the 'Brushes and Brass' an upbeat, roaring twenties style duet between just brushes and trumpet. That style is somewhat perpetuated in the following track - 'Simple Waltz' - which is minimalist in its execution. I did not think it was that great. But fortunately there is 'I Remember Clifford', a beautiful ballad. I can envisage Clark Terry's trumpet talk to Clifford Brown as it were. There are lots of drum solo's on this disc - the only way they could Max Roach to join them I think :-) But it makes for a slightly disjointed album in my opinion. I just do not gravitate to tunes like 'Lil Max'. Maybe I am too much of a melody man because I breath a sigh of relief when 'But Beautiful' sets in, wonderfully played on flugelhorn. The improvisational and less melodic tracks do make for an interesting album. No chance dozing off to the smooth tunes of your average standard :-). This album gets better upon repeated listening. The sound quality is phenomenal.

I like JSACD's. The packaging is more luxurious. This one has high gloss booklet on thicker than normal carton and the box has a black faux lacquer inlay tray. Just a nice touch.


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