Tag Archives: Max Roach

Psychoanalysis: The Duke, The Roach, and the Madman

It starts off like a rocket: a sizzling bass line is interrupted by a recklessly efficient drumbeat and then wonderfully dissonant piano rears its head and demands attention.  This is certainly not your father’s Duke Ellington record.

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Weird Nightmare: An Afternoon Meditation on Charles Mingus

“In my music, I’m trying to play the truth of what I am. The reason it’s difficult is because I’m changing all the time.”

– Charles Mingus

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