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Max Roach
We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite

Pure Pleasure Records | Candid

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The Freedom Now Suite, written by drummer Max Roach and writer/singer Oscar Brown Jr. is perhaps the best-known jazz work with explicitly political content. Known primarily through the Candid recording We Insist! Freedom Now Suite, the album’s liner notes begin with a thunderous quotation from A. Philip Randolph: “A revolution is unfurling—America’s unfinished revolution. It is unfurling in lunch counters, buses, libraries and schools—wherever the dignity and potential of men are denied. Youth and idealism are unfurling. Masses of Negroes are marching onto the stage of history and demanding their freedom now!”

Forty-one years after the recording of the Freedom Now Suite, the work still sounds fresh, modern and haunting. A close look at the interplay between the social, the political and the musical that it embodies reminds us that jazz tradition has always been in dialogue with the social and cultural movements going on around it, and has often been at its most inspired when engaged in social commentary. -

Label: Candid ‎– CJS9002, Pure Pleasure Records ‎– CJS9002

Format: Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, 180 Gram

Country: UK

Released: 2006

Genre: Jazz

Style: Hard Bop, Free Improvisation