Members, Don't Git Weary (LP Version)
  • Members, Don't Git Weary (LP Version)
  • Max Roach
  • Members Don't Get Weary

Max Roach
Members, Don’t Git Weary (Feat. Andy Bey)
Members, Don’t Git Weary
Atlantic 1968

Although Max Roach was very much a product of the be-bop revolution of the 1940s, he proved to be quite receptive to modal post-bop and avant-garde jazz in the 1960s. One of the finest post-bop dates Roach recorded during that decade was 1968’s Members, Don’t Git Weary, which finds the drummer leading a cohesive modal quintet that employs Gary Bartz on alto sax, Charles Tolliver on trumpet, Stanley Cowell on acoustic and electric piano, and Jymie Merritt on electric bass.


And goodnight tumblr peeps.


Andy Bey

Jazz pianist and vocalist

Andy Bey is an openly gay jazz pianist and vocalist. Born in 1939 in Newark, NJ, at the age of 17 he and his siblings formed a trio called Andy and the Bey Sisters. They performed together in Europe and across the country for eleven years, recording three albums before splitting up in 1967. During the 1970s he worked with Dee Dee Bridgewater and drummer Max Roach.

Twenty years ago (1994) Bey was diagnosed as HIV-positive but has continued his career while maintaining a regimen that includes yoga and a vegetarian diet; at the time of this writing he is 74 years old and counting. Herb Jordan assisted Bey with restarting his recording career. Their album, Ballads, Blues, & Bey(1996), helped return Bey to prominence. He also  collaborated with Fred Hersch, another openly gay HIV-positive working jazz musician.

Andy Bey received the “2003 Jazz Vocalist of the Year” award by the Jazz Journalists Association. He has released four albums within the last ten years and has a reputation as a consummate ballad singer, specializing in jazz standards.

Never Let Me Go (written in 1956 by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans)


Singer Andy Bey: Taking it Slow

Larry Blumenfeld wrote a wonderful article built off a review of Andy Bey’s latest release on High Note Records. Bey has developed into has hauntingly riveting singer with a sensibility similar to the late Shirley Horn. He’s been on the scene for 50 years and remains woefully underrated. (Photo by Alan Nahigian)

-Michael Cuscuna

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Celestial Blues
  • Celestial Blues
  • Andy Bey
  • Experience And Judgment

Andy Bey 

Celestial Blues

Experience & Judgement  

Atlantic 1970

“Hold tight and listen to this while I tip-toe on the Cosmos. This was my jam during my experimental High school phase of dealing with higher thinking and far out philosophy. In other words… (lol, I forget my parents are fans of this site) so  anyway. 




Andy Bey-“Celestial Blues”

Horace Silver w/ my uncle Andy Bey on vocals.  Listen carefully. 


we must get closer to the essence of life - andy bey