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.
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)