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.


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Celestial Blues - Andy Bey


Experience - Andy Bey (Experience And Judgment, 1974)

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. 



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


Andy Bey

Andrew W. Bey (born October 28, 1939 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American jazz singer and pianist.

Bey has a wide vocal range, with his four-octave baritone voice.

He worked on a television show, Startime, with Connie Francis, and sang for Louis Jordan. He was 17 when he formed a trio with his siblings Salome Bey and Geraldine Bey (de Haas), called Andy and the Bey Sisters. The group did a 16-month tour of Europe. The Chet Baker documentary Let’s Get Lost shows footage of Andy Bey and his sisters delighting a crowd of Parisian partygoers. The trio recorded three albums (one for RCA Victor in 1961, two for Prestige in 1964 and 1965) before breaking up in 1967.

Bey also did notable work with Horace Silver and Gary Bartz.

In 1974, Bey and Dee Dee Bridgewater were the featured vocalists on Stanley Clarke’s album Children of Forever. Later, Bey recorded the album Experience And Judgment, which had Indian influences. After that period he returned to hard bop and also recorded covers of music by non-jazz musicians such as Nick Drake.

Other albums include Andy Bey and The Bey Sisters, Ballads, Blues & Bey (1996), American Song (2004), Tuesdays In Chinatown, and Ain’t Necessarily So (2007).

Andy Bey received the “2003 Jazz Vocalist of the Year” award by the Jazz Journalists Association.

The album American Song received a Grammy nomination for “Best Jazz Vocal Album” (2005).

Bey is an openly gay jazz musician. In 1994 he was diagnosed as HIV-positive, but has continued his career and maintained a regimen that includes yoga and a vegetarian diet. Colleague Herb Jordan assisted Bey with a resurgence of his recording career. Their recording Ballads, Blues, & Bey in 1996 returned Bey to prominence.

John Coltrane cited Bey as his favorite vocalist. (


  • Now! Hear! (Prestige, 1964) with Jerome Richardson, Kenny Burrell - (with Bey Sisters)
  • Round Midnight (Prestige, 1965) with Kenny Burrell, Milt Hinton, Osie Johnson - (with Bey Sisters)
  • Experience and Judgment (Atlantic, 1974)
  • As Time Goes By (live) (Jazzette, 1991)
  • It’s Got to Be Funky with Horace Silver (Columbia, 1993)
  • Ballads, Blues and Bey (Evidence, 1996)
  • Shades of Bey (Evidence, 1998)
  • Tuesdays in Chinatown (Encoded Music, 2001)
  • Chillin’ (solo, Minor Music 2003)
  • American Song (Savoy Jazz, 2004)
  • Ain’t Necessarily So (12thStreet, 2007)
  • The World According to Andy Bey (Highnote, 2013)
  • Pages From an Imaginary Life (HighNote, 2014)

With Gary Bartz

  • Harlem Bush Music (Milestone, 1970-71)
  • Juju Street Songs (Prestige, 1972)

With Max Roach

  • Members, Don’t Git Weary (Atlantic, 1968)

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