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The Willie Jones III Sextet Plays the Max Roach Songbook (Live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola)

by The Willie Jones III Sextet

Willie Jones III, one of the most celebrated drummers in modern jazz, convened some of today's most innovative musicians to capture the essence of the legendary and iconic jazz artist Max Roach for this live recording.
Genre: Jazz: Hard Bop
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1. Ezz-Thetic (Live)
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2. Libra (Live)
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3. Equipoise (Live)
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4. Freedom Day (Live)
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5. Mr. X (Live)
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6. To Lady (Live)
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7. I Get a Kick Out of You / Shirley (Live)
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The Willie Jones III Sextet Plays the Max Roach Songbook Live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola is the fifth album from Willie Jones III, one of the most celebrated drummers in modern jazz. In January 2011, for a week-long engagement at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jones convened the modern jazz scene's most innovative musicians - Jeremy Pelt, Stacy Dillard, Steve Davis, Eric Reed and Dezron Douglas - to capture the essence of Max Roach, one of the godfathers of modern jazz drumming. This live recording features the all-star ensemble performing compositions by Roach, and tunes originally released on the iconic artist's albums.

Jones produced The Willie Jones III Sextet Plays the Max Roach Songbook Live. "In addition to his influence as a ground breaking artist, Max Roach was a musician who believed in having total control over his own art, owned his music publishing, and started his own record company while leading a band," says Jones. "For a black musician to accomplish these things in the 1950s was revolutionary.'

The Willie Jones III Sextet Plays the Max Roach Songbook Live includes "Libra," and "Equipoise" from Roach's album Members Don't Git Weary; "Freedom Day," which appears on Roach's seminal album We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite; and "I Get A Kick Out of You," originally recorded by Roach and Clifford Brown. "Ezz-Thetic" ad "Mr. X," are from Max Roach + 4, Jones favorite album by the legendary drummer

World renowned as a sideman to venerable artists Cedar Walton, Hank Jones, Ernestine Anderson, the Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars and others, Jones is now at the forefront as master jazz artist, leader and producer.

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