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Episode #1018

Vaults: Max Roach & Uptown String Quartet

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Legendary drummer and composer Max Roach plays his 4-part inventions for drum kit, recorded on location as part of the New Sounds Live concert series. Look forward to some participatory drumming by the audience on this 1994 From the Vaults New Sounds program. Plus, daughter Maxine Roach and the rest of the Uptown String Quartet play their infectious blend of jazz, funk and new music.

PROGRAM # 1018: From New Sounds Live: Max Roach, Uptown String Quartet (First aired 2/17/94)

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Max Roach

live

The Smoke That Thunders {5:30}
Jasme {3:30}
Mop Mop {3:00}
Papa Jo {2:30}

Max Roach’s CDs are available nearly anywhere that carries jazz records. Check out the double CD "To The Max" and the percussion group M'Boom especially.

Uptown String Quartet

live

Easy Winners {5:00}
Ouverture {6:00}
Just Wait A Minute {5:00}
I Feel Good {2:00}

Many of these are on the CD "Wait A Minute", Bluemoon #79174. Available at Amazon.com*

Max Roach

live

Billy The Kid {3:30}

Not commercially available.

Uptown String Quartet

live

Extensions (from Billy The Kid) {4:00}

Not commercially available.

*, ** - Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page

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